Western Washington falls to No. 8 Duke in exhibition
Paul Jones led the defending Division II champion Vikings with 20 points in the 105-87 loss.
DURHAM, N.C. — Mason Plumlee and Ryan Kelly both scored 22 points to lead No. 8 Duke past Western Washington, 105-87, in an exhibition game Saturday.
Western Washington, the defending NCAA Division II national champion, was led by Paul Jones, who scored 20 points.
Guard John Allen had 17 points for the Vikings, and guard Richard Woodworth added 13.
The Vikings got within 69-58 with 13:38 left, on a tip-in by Jones, but that was as close as it got.
Duke, which shot 57.6 percent (34 of 59) for the game, led by as many as 21 points and finished with a 41-34 advantage in rebounds over Western Washington, which is ranked No. 8 in the Division II Bulletin preseason Top 25.
"As a coach, and as a fan of the ACC, and the Duke-North Carolina rivalry, it was exciting to be part of this for a couple days," WWU coach Tony Dominguez said in a team release.
Seattle Pacific lost its exhibition game at Idaho, 77-71.
• Gonzaga won its lone exhibition game of the season, beating Northwest Nazarene 93-45.
Britt Harris had 18 points and 10 rebounds to lead Western Washington past British Columbia, 71-51 in an exhibition game at home.
Washington's men took sixth and Washington State finished eighth overall at the Pac-12 championships at the Robinson Ranch Golf Course in Santa Clarita, Calif.
Joey Bywater was the top finisher for the Huskies with a 16th-place finish, running the 8,000-meter course in 23:58. Lee George finished 23rd for the Cougars in 24:14.
• The Husky women's team finished fourth at the Pac-12 Championships and the Cougars finished 12th. Megan Goethals was the top Husky in 12th place, running the 5,000-meter course in 20:37, and Caroline Austin led the Cougars, finishing 33rd with a time of 21:19.
• Seattle University's Erik Barkhaus won the Western Athletic Conference individual men's cross country championship in Ruston, La. with an 8,000-meter time of 24:02. Barkhaus became the first Redhawk male runner to win a conference title since 2005.
• Eastern Washington's men took ninth, while the women took 11th at the Big Sky Championships in Flagstaff, Ariz.
Northwest University earned a 2-0 victory over The College of Idaho.
• Seattle Pacific fell at home in extra time to Simon Fraser, 1-0.
Northwest University clinched its first Cascade Conference championship with a 2-0 win over Warner Pacific, breaking Concordia's 12-year reign at the top of the standings.
• Seattle Pacific defeated host Western Washington, 1-0, in the teams' regular-season finale.
Gonzaga was swept by Loyola Marymount at home, losing 25-13, 25-13, 25-12.
• Seattle University lost its fifth straight game, falling to Texas-San Antonio in straight sets.
• Washington State lost its 12th straight, falling to host USC, 3-0.
• Seattle Pacific defeated host Central Washington, 3-2.
• Western Washington won at Saint Martin's, 3-1.
• Eastern Washington had a straight-sets win against visiting Montana.
Seattle University struggled in the third round of Price's Give Em Five Invite in El Paso, Texas, finishing in 10th Place. Will Holdridge led the Redhawks, finishing 13th place with a 1-over 217.
From wire and sports-information reports.