Davis made 69.2 percent (9 of 13) of his field goals and the Waves finished 52.5 percent (31 of 59) as a team in their season opener. Lane's debut at Pepperdine ended with 12 points, seven blocks and 14 rebounds after transferring from UCLA and redshirting last year. Six of the nine Waves who scored in the first half were making their Pepperdine debut.
SDCC hung in with the Waves at the half, tying the score at 35. Andy Saharan led the Hawks in their exhibition game with 22 points. SDCC shot better percentages in both 3-pointers (35.7 percent compared to 22.2 for the Waves) and free throws (83.3 percent compared to 71.4) but trailed in field goals, finishing with 39.3 percent.
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Forward Trevon Bluiett has withdrawn from consideration from the NBA draft and will return to Xavier for his junior season.