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Healthy Kameron Edwards strengthens Pepperdine heading into game with Gonzaga

Pepperdine forward Kameron Edwards looks for a way to the basket against Texas  A&M in a November game. (Michael Wyke / Associated Press)

Pepperdine announced that Marty Wilson is out as head coach at season’s end but the Waves showed they’re still competitive in an overtime loss to BYU on Thursday.

It’s been a rough season for the Waves (4-23, 1-14 WCC) and sophomore forward Kameron Edwards, who was sidelined with a concussion in GU’s 89-59 win in Malibu. Edwards posted four 20-point games before the injury. He’s the team’s leader in scoring (14.4) and rebounding (6.1).

The 6-foot-6, 230-pounder has the size and strength to operate inside. He makes 52 percent of his 2-point shots. Gonzaga, which dominated inside (48-14 paint points) in the first meeting, will probably use Killian Tillie or Johnathan Williams on Edwards. Rui Hachimura is a likely option coming off the bench.