Pepperdine Defeats Richmond 83-77 To Advance To Stanford Invitational Championship Game

Dec 16, 2002

Stanford, Calif. - Terrance Johnson scored a season-high 23 points asPepperdine defeated Richmond 83-77 in the opening round of the StanfordInvitational on Monday night.

Jimmy Miggins added 20 points and 10 rebounds as the Waves (4-3) won theirfourth in five games. Alex Acker added 16 points and Mike Westphal had 11.

Jeff Myers and Tony Dobbins each scored 17 for Richmond (3-3), which droppedits second straight. Jamaal Scott added 16.

Pepperdine will play the winner of the later game between Stanford andMontana for the tournament championship on Tuesday.

Richmond senior guard Reggie Brown, who finished with 10 points, made hisfirst appearance of the season. He missed the first five games because of alower back sprain.

Myers hit a 3-pointer with 14:27 left in the game to tie the game at 47. TheSpiders, making their first trip to California in five years, scored 12unanswered points in the first five minutes of the second half to putthemselves back in the game.

The game was still tied seven minutes later when Miggins hit a pair of freethrows and Pepperdine began pulling away.

Pepperdine used a 16-0 run midway through the first half to forge a 25-15lead with 6:48 left. Johnson and Westphal combined for 12 points during therun.

The Spiders went scoreless over five minutes, missing five shots and turningthe ball over twice.

Johnson hit a 3-pointer with less than three seconds left as the Waves tooka 40-27 lead into halftime.

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