Pepperdine (0-0) vs. Rice (0-0)
Tudor Fieldhouse, Houston; Tuesday, 8 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Rice begins its season by hosting the Pepperdine Waves. Pepperdine went 15-12 last year, while Rice ended up 15-13.
DID YOU KNOW: Pepperdine went 5-5 against non-conference schools last season. In those 10 games, the Waves gave up 74.7 points per game while scoring 76.2 per matchup. Rice went 4-2 in non-conference play, averaging 74.5 points and giving up 68.7 per game in the process.
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