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Pirates drop to 10th in national poll

PIRATES, BULLDOGS

The Pirates, now ranked 10th in the latest NCAA Division III poll, upped their record to 14-1 Tuesday night with a 62-59 win over Whitman.

But it wasn't easy, as Whitworth had to survive a possible game-tying 3-point attempt from one of the Northwest Conference's leading scorers, Kyle Born, to defeat the 5-11 Missionaries.

The Pirates travel to Oregon this weekend, meeting Willamette on Friday (8; 1230-AM).

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The Whitworth women also won, and took over sole possession of third-place in the NWC race.

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The fallout from Gonzaga's loss at Saint Mary's on Monday, or the fall-in if you are a Gaels' fan, continued, with this piece from the Contra Costa Times on what the win meant to Saint Mary's.

There is also this from the San Francisco Chronicle about how the balance of power in the WCC is shifting to the Bay Area.

That Saint Mary's loss must have been more important than I thought.



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