VUU loses to Duke
Fred Jeter | 10/25/2018, 6 a.m.
Darian Peterson shined in his Virginia Union University basketball debut, but it wasn’t enough to save the Panthers at Duke University.
Before 9,314 fans at Cameron Indoor Stadium in Durham, N.C., Duke beat VUU 106-64 in Tuesday night’s exhibition.Peterson did his part, scoring 14 points — including two 3-pointers — and snaring five rebounds in 23 minutes of floor time.
A 6-foot-5 junior, Peterson helped Monacan High School in Chesterfield County to the State 4A championship in 2016. He played the past two seasons at Concord University in West Virginia.
Jordan White added 13 points for VUU and Jemal Smith passed for eight assists.
Freshman sensation Zion Williamson had 29 points for the Blue Devils, hitting 11 of 13 shots from the floor.
VUU will open its regular season Nov. 10 at Shippensburg University in Pennsylvania.