MALIBU, Calif. -- Malcolm Brooks scored a career-high 20 points to lead Pepperdine to a 75-64 victory over San Diego in a West Coast Conference opener Saturday night.
Jeremy Major added 13 points and seven assists for the Waves (8-5, 1-0 WCC). His 3-pointer with 7:12 left gave Pepperdine the lead for good at 61-58 and his jumper with 1:32 to go put the Waves up 71-64. Stacy Davis had 11 points and 10 rebounds and Brendan Lane added 18 points.
Dennis Kramer's 3-pointer for San Diego tied the game at 58-58, but Lane and Major answered with 10 straight points to give the Waves a 68-58 lead.
San Diego (9-5, 0-1) scrambled to catch up, but missed all five shots with three turnovers in the final 3 minutes.
Johnny Dee led San Diego with 26 points and sparked a 19-6 surge that gave the Toreros a 53-52 lead with 11:39 to play.
Maryland point guard Melo Trimble has withdrawn from the NBA draft and will return to College Park for his junior season, sources told ESPN.
Louisville's Chinanu Onuaku, who recently underwent a medical procedure to correct a heart rhythm issue detected during the combine, will keep his name in the NBA draft pool.
Andrew White III will return to the Nebraska men's basketball team next season after removing his name from the NBA draft.