The Pepperdine Waves men's basketball team is the basketball team that represents Pepperdine University in Malibu, California, United States. The school's team currently competes in the West Coast Conference, and are coached by Lorenzo Romar, who is in his 2nd stint as head coach with the Waves. The team's last appearance in the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament was in 2002. Their home arena is the Firestone Fieldhouse. This is a multi-purpose facility that hosts volleyball, basketball, as well as other athletic events. They share this facility with the Pepperdine Waves women's basketball team.
Firestone Fieldhouse is a multipurpose arena located near Malibu, California, on the campus of Pepperdine University. It was built in 1973 as the home of the Pepperdine Waves basketball and volleyball teams, who still play at the Fieldhouse today. It seats 3,104 for sporting events and up to 5,000 for concerts, graduation ceremonies, and lectures.
The Fieldhouse was officially dedicated on September 20, 1975 by President Gerald R. Ford. A year later, 4,500 fans crowded the Fieldhouse to see Pepperdine defeat the UNLV Runnin' Rebels basketball team by a score of 93–91. At over forty years old, the Fieldhouse is the smallest and second-oldest basketball arena in the West Coast Conference.