Chavez scores 24 to lead Pepperdine past Portland 80-69
Kameron Edwards had 16 points and eight rebounds for Pepperdine (11-10, 4-3 West Coast Conference). Colbey Ross added 12 points, seven rebounds and seven assists. Kessler Edwards had seven rebounds and five assists.
Pepperdine posted a season-high 21 assists.
Tahirou Diabate scored a career-high 25 points and had seven rebounds for the Pilots (9-13, 1-6), who have lost five games in a row. Jacob Tryon added 15 points and nine rebounds. JoJo Walker had 11 points.
Isaiah White had four points despite entering the matchup as the Pilots’ leading scorer at 12 points per game. He failed to make a shot from 3-point range (0 of 4). He also had seven turnovers but only three assists.
Pepperdine takes on Brigham Young on the road on Thursday. Portland matches up against Saint Mary’s on the road on Thursday.