Firestone Fieldhouse, Malibu, California; Saturday, 8 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Pepperdine squares off against UC Irvine in an early season matchup. UC Irvine beat San Diego by three points in its last outing. Pepperdine lost 87-71 to Cal in its most recent game.
DID YOU KNOW: UC Irvine went 12-5 against non-conference schools last season. In those 17 games, the Anteaters gave up 65.6 points per game while scoring 68.4 per matchup. Pepperdine went 6-7 in non-conference play, averaging 78.2 points and allowing 75.9 per game in the process.