At about the time Pepperdine defeated Loyola Marymount, the Gaels arrived at the Oakland airport and found out they would face the Waves on Friday at 12:00 p.m. The Gaels have defeated the Waves twice this season, however the last meeting just last weekend, was a three-point SMC victory in Malibu.
Fans can expect a competitive game as the last time these squads met in the WCC Tournament (2010), the Waves (No. 3 seed) defeated the No. 2 seeded Gaels.
After the Gaels reached Las Vegas in the evening, SMC took the bus over to the Palms, checked-in, and had a team meal. The Gaels had a team meeting after dinner in preparation for the match-up with the Waves on Friday.
The team is expected to arrive at the Orleans Arena at approximately 10:45 a.m. for the noon tip. Some Gaels are expected to make a brief appearance at the WCC’s annual Kids Day before taking the court.
Click here to read the preview for the Gaels vs. Waves game on Friday. You will also find links to the WCC Tournament Central and live feeds.