MALIBU, Calif. -- Lorne Jackson scored 28 points to lead Pepperdine to a 72-62 victory over UC Irvine on Saturday night.
Daman Starring scored 25 points to lead UC Irvine (3-4). He connected on six of nine 3-point attempts.
UC Irvine fell despite having a 35-9 scoring advantage off the bench. Pepperdine had a 26-14 scoring edge in the paint.
Pepperdine was 26 of 36 from the free-throw line, while UC Irvine was 7 of 12.
Mike Krzyzewski says he has good reason to be excited for next season thanks to a combination of Duke's incoming freshmen and a core of experienced upperclassmen.
Georgia guard Juwan Parker has been awarded a medical redshirt, leaving him with two years of eligibility, after missing the 2015-16 season with a partially torn Achilles tendon.
Forward Trevon Bluiett has withdrawn from consideration from the NBA draft and will return to Xavier for his junior season.