Johnny Dee scored 16 points to lead the sixth-seeded San Diego Toreros into the West Coast Conference Tournament quarterfinals with a 62-59 victory over the seventh-seeded Pepperdine Waves at Orleans Arena.
Chris Anderson added 10 points and Chris Manresa had 11 points and was a point shy of a double-double for San Diego (15-17) which takes on No. 3 seed BYU in the next round.
Stacy Davis had a game-high 19 points and 11 rebounds and Lorne Jackson tallied 10 points for Pepperdine (12-18).
At the half San Diego held a 32-29 lead despite shooting 40 percent from the field as the team hit 4-of-12 shots from beyond the arc.The Waves shot 47.8 percent from the floor but had just a pair of triples.
In the second half the Toreros shot a superior 42.9 percent from the floor as compared to the 40 percent effort from the Waves. Pepperdine pulled within three points three times in the final minute but was never able to get any closer.
San Diego had a 33-30 edge in rebounds and forced 18 turnovers from the Waves.