Pepperdine won it at the free throw line, making 26 of 32 while Fresno State was only 14 of 23. Pepperdine made 29 field goals compared to Fresno State's 28.
Pepperdine held a 41-35 halftime lead and quickly stretched that to 47-37 after Udenyi made a free throw and a 3-pointer jump shot and Stacy Davis hit a jumper. The Bulldogs closed the gap to 74-65 following a Marvelle Harris dunk with 5:20 left, but could get no closer.
Harris led Fresno State with 25 points and six assists and Julien Lewis added 19 points.