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2013 WCC Basketball Tournament: USF cruises past Pepperdine in play-in game

A USF WCC Tournament Special documenting the arrival and first day in Las Vegas for the San Francisco Dons prior to beating the Pepperdine Waves in the WCC play-in game.

Normally there wouldn't be a whole lot to say about a blowout as ugly as the San Francisco Dons' 80-48 win over the Pepperdine Waves, but there's something to be said for the heart that USF continued to show in winning an uptempo blowout in their first postseason game.

Playing without WCC All-Freshman Team selection Taylor Proctor who left Saturday's game with a knee injury and did not return, the Dons only had seven players available today. And yet they still managed to outhustle and outwork the Waves for most of the game.

Next USF will face LMU, who dealt them that Senior Day heartbreaker in San Francisco on Saturday. And just having seven players around will give the Dons a bit of an advantage this time around: forward Alicia Scafidi missed Saturday's game to attend her father's funeral, which left the Dons with just six players after Proctor's injury. Having their leading rebounder (6.6 per game) back could have made a big difference in Saturday's one possession loss that came down to the last 10 seconds. The way they played against Pepperdine today, it could almost certainly make a difference.

For more on the WCC women's basketball tournament, check out our storystream.