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What…………………………………………..Boston College at Duke
Date…………………………………………..Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014
Venue……………………………………….Cameron Indoor Stadium (9,314)
Where to Watch…………………………..RSN-TV &ESPN3
………………………………………………Mike Hogewood (PXP), Stephanie Ready (Color)
Radio………………………………………Blue Devil IMG - WDNC AM 620
…………………………………………….Steve Barnes (PXP), Morgan Patrick (Color)
Series Record…………………………..Duke leads 10-2
Last Meeting……………………………Jan. 27, 2013 - DU 80, BC 56
Setting the Scene...
Returning home for the first time in ACC play in 2014, the third-ranked Duke women’s basketball team (15-1, 2-0 ACC) will host Boston College (10-6, 1-1) on Sunday, Jan. 12 at 3:00 p.m., in Cameron Indoor Stadium.
The contest will be aired live on RSN-TV with Mike Hogewood (PXP) and Stephanie Ready (Color) calling the action. It will also be carried live on the Blue Devil IMG Sports Network on WDNC-AM 620 with Steve Barnes (PXP) and Morgan Patrick (Color) on the air.
Those looking to watch the game on RSN-TV, it can be seen on Fox Sports Carolinas, Fox Sports South, Fox Sports Florida, Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic Plus, New England Sports Network, Fox Sports Indiana Plus, Fox Sports North Plus, Fox Sports Midwest Plus, Fox Sports West, Fox Sports Southwest Plus, Fox Sports Detroit Plus, MSG Plus, ROOT Sports Pittsburgh, SportsTime Ohio, ROOT Sports Northwest, ROOT Sports Rocky Mountain and ESPN3.
Duke features a 39-game winning streak versus league foes in Cameron Indoor Stadium. The Blue Devils have also won 127 straight home contests against unranked opponents.
With the next victory, the Duke program will reach 800 career wins over the 39 years of hoops (799-351).
Storylines/Other Blue Devil Notes...
• Haley Peters and Elizabeth Williams rank tied third in the ACC with a 11.0 rebounding average against league opponents. Peters also ranks eighth overall in the ACC with an 8.2 boards per game average.
• Tricia Liston has averaged 20.3 points, 5.8 rebounds and 1.8 assists over the last four contests. Her seven games with 20 or more points this season ranks tied second in the ACC behind Wake Forest’s Chelsea Douglas (8). • Duke has allowed 18 or more offensive rebounds in three out of the last four games.
• Over the last four games, Chelsea Gray has averaged only 5.0 points, 6.3 assists, 2.3 rebounds and 1.5 steals. She has hit 40.0 percent shooting and is 0-of-3 from three-point range. Gray has not hit a three-pointer since Dec. 8 at Oklahoma (0-6).
• The Blue Devils are allowing 6.6 made three-pointers a game, which is the most allowed by any Duke team in school history. Duke (106) and Boston College (111) have allowed the most treys so far this season in the ACC.
• Duke opened ACC play on the road with two straight games for the first time since the 1988-89 campaign. The Blue Devils also opened on the road in 1986-87.
• In the latest NCAA RPI, Duke ranks No. 2 behind Stanford with Connecticut, LSU, Louisville, Iowa State, Notre Dame, Tennessee, Arizona State and St. Joseph’s rounding out the top 10.
• Senior Chelsea Gray leads the ACC with a 7.5 dishes per game average with the next closest player being Yashira Delgado of FSU (6.2). Tricia Liston leads the league with a 92.5 free throw percentage, while Elizabeth Williams leads in blocks with a 2.7 average.
• Tricia Liston now owns an 86.9 career free throw percentage that ranks second all-time in the ACC to former Duke standout Nicole Erickson (88.0).
• Duke’s current 50.5 field goal percentage ranks second in the ACC. The Blue Devils have never hit over 50.0 percent from the field during an entire season with the single-season record being 49.8 in 2005-06. Duke advanced to the NCAA Championship game that season.
• The Blue Devils have posted three wins on the road against ranked opponents for the first time since the 2006-07 campaign when Duke won four.
• Freshman Oderah Chidom came off the bench to score 13 points and grab two rebounds in 11 minutes against Old Dominion. She hit 6-of-7 field goals.
• Duke blocked a season-high 12 shots at Kentucky as five different Blue Devils swatted at least one shot. The Blue Devils have totaled 10 or more blocks in three games this year.
• Senior Chelsea Gray is hitting a career-best 50.4 percent of her field goals. Her previous high was 45.8 percent as a sophomore. Elizabeth Williams is also hitting a career-best 58.2 percent of her field goals.
• Freshman Kendall McCravey-Cooper blocked a career-high five shots in only six minutes of action at fifth-ranked Kentucky. She tallied four of those blocks in the first half.
• Duke has scored 80 or more points in 10 of 16 contests.
• Over the last five contests, the Blue Devils have hit only 23-of-79 three-pointers (29.1%).
• Duke features five different players who have led the Blue Devils in scoring over the last seven contests -- Alexis Jones, Haley Peters, Tricia Liston (3), Elizabeth Williams and Chelsea Gray. All five starters have led Duke in scoring at least one time this season.
• Duke has won 33 straight games when scoring 80 or more points, dating back to the 2008-09 campaign.
• Duke is averaging 43.6 points in the paint as well as scoring 24.8 points off its opponents turnovers on the year.
• Tricia Liston has notched seven games this season with 20 or more points and 20 over her career.
• Senior Chelsea Gray has taken 18 charges this season and 53 over her career, which is third on Duke’s all-time list. She ranks second on the all-time Duke charts recently passing Alana Beard (49). Gray has taken at least one charge in all but five games (Georgia Tech, Old Dominion, Kentucky, USC Upstate & Central Michigan).
• Junior Elizabeth Williams has been saddled with first half foul trouble in six games this season.
• The Blue Devils feature four different players who have notched 20 or more points in a game this season.
• All five Blue Devil starters scored double-figures against USC Upstate, Vanderbilt and Purdue.
• The Blue Devils notched their 16th sellout in school history for the Connecticut contest. It was the eighth sellout since Coach P arrived in Durham for the 2007-08 campaign.
• Duke hit 40.5 percent from three-point land last year, which led the nation and was the second-highest output in school history.
• The Blue Devils returned all five starters, 93.7 percent of their scoring and the top seven scorers from a year ago.
• For only the second time in school history, Duke features five players standing 6-3 or taller (1996-97). Duke’s nine student-athletes who are 6-0 or taller also ties for the most in Blue Devil history (1998-99, 2000-01, 2005-06).
• The Blue Devils have seven players and three staff associated with the team who have won USA Basketball medals - Oderah Chidom, Rebecca Greenwell, Amber Henson, Alexis Jones, Tricia Liston, Kendall McCravey-Cooper, Elizabeth Williams, head coach Joanne P. McCallie, athletic trainer Summer McKeehan and team doctor Jeff Bytomski.
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Williams Breaks Out...
After being held to under 10 points in three straight games, Elizabeth Williams has gone on a tear scoring double-digits in four straight games, including posting double-doubles in three consecutive contests.
It marks the first time in her career she has notched double-doubles in three consecutive games.
In fact, over the last four games Williams is averaging 15.3 points, 10.5 rebounds, 3.0 blocks, 2.3 assists and 2.0 assists.
She notched her third straight double-double against Georgia Tech in three career games as she pulled down 11 rebounds and had a team-high 18 points.
Since starting ACC play two games ago, Duke has held its opponents to 27.0 percent shooting and 50.0 points.
The Blue Devils have held six teams to a season-low points -- USC Upstate (40), Kansas (40), Georgia Tech (47), Albany (51), Syracuse (53) and Vanderbilt (69).
Duke has held four different squads to under 30.0 percent shooting this season (Syracuse, Georgia Tech, Kansas and USC Upstate).
Since arriving in Durham four years ago, senior Tricia Liston has improved each year. She opened as a freshman averaging 5.5 points and has improved her scoring average each year -- 12.0 as a sophomore, 13.5 as a junior and 17.4 as a senior.
A deadly three-point shooter since arriving, Liston has developed her game to become a player who can take opponents off the dribble and score in a variety of ways.
Liston is hitting a career-best 55.9 percent from the field this year.
At Home in 2013-14...
Duke owns a 6-1 record at home this season with the lone loss coming against Connecticut. Five Blue Devils are averaging double-digits in Cameron this season -- Tricia Liston (14.7), Alexis Jones (13.0), Haley Peters (12.9), Elizabeth Williams (12.4) and Chelsea Gray (11.1).
The Blue Devils are averaging 90.0 points a game in Cameron Indoor Stadium, while hitting 52.8 percent of their field goals and 40.4 percent from downtown.
Duke holds a commanding 14.4 rebounding advantage at home and is dishing 21.3 assists a contest.
The Series With Boston College...
Duke leads the all-time series with Boston College with an 11-2 mark, including winners of four straight. In games played in Durham, N.C., the Blue Devils are 5-1 with the lone loss coming on Nov. 17, 1999.
Head coach Joanne P. McCallie owns a record of 8-5 versus the Eagles.
A Look at Boston College...
The Eagles enter Sunday’s contest with a 10-6 overall and 1-0 league mark. Boston College has been led on the year by Kristen Doherty (14.8 points, 6.1 rebounds, 19 treys), Katie Zenevitch (11.8 points, 7.1 rebounds), Nicole Brodreau (10.8 points, 4.0 rebounds, 36 treys) and Kat Cooper (8.9 points).
On the year, the Eagles are hitting 38.1 percent from downtown and averaging 7.9 treys a contest. Four different players have hit 19 or more treys.
Boston College had won seven straight games prior to the 95-53 loss at Notre Dame on Thursday.
What Happened Last Meeting...
Chloe Wells scored a season-high 13 points on 5-of-5 shooting to help No. 4 Duke beat Boston College 80-56 on Jan. 27, 2013.
Haley Peters added 15 points and 13 rebounds for the Blue Devils.
Making her second start of the season after missing the first five games with a leg injury, Wells hit all three of her 3-point attempts and had three steals.
Chelsea Gray and Tricia Liston scored 12 points apiece for Duke. Elizabeth Williams had 10 points for the Blue Devils.
The Blue Devils shot 47 percent from the floor and finished with a 47-28 advantage in rebounds.
Kristen Doherty scored 14 points to lead Boston College. Kerri Shields added 13 points and Nicole Boudreau had 11 points for the Eagles. Boston College shot 30 percent from the floor, including 6 of 24 from 3-point range.
The Blue Devils led 49-33 at halftime after shooting 56 percent from the field and making 8 of 10 3-point attempts.
Liston and Wells led the charge, each shooting 4 of 4 from the floor. All four of Liston’s shots were 3-pointers, including one from the left wing that capped a 9-0 run to give Duke a 28-17 lead with 8:30 left in half.
Wells added a pair of 3-pointers before halftime, including a 25-footer from the right wing to beat the shot clock buzzer early in the game.
Liston and Wells each made a 3-pointer during a 7-0 run that gave the Blue Devils a 40-24 lead late in the first half.
The Eagles stayed within striking distance with some hot 3-point shooting of their own after Duke’s initial spurt.
Shields nearly duplicated the 4-for-4 effort of Liston and Wells before halftime, making three 3-pointers. Doherty also made two 3-pointers for the Eagles, who shot 5 of 11 from behind the arc in the first half.
When the 3-point shooting cooled to 1 of 13 after halftime, so did Boston College’s chances of rallying against the Blue Devils.
Blue Devils vs. Boston College...
In four contests against Boston College, Chelsea Gray has averaged 20.0 points, 6.5 rebounds, 6.0 assists and 2.3 steals. Gray notched one of two career triple-doubles against the Eagles on Jan. 6, 2013 at Boston College with 26 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists.
In the last meeting, Chloe Wells drained 3-of-3 treys and finished with 13 points.
Tricia Liston has averaged 21.5 points, 3.5 rebounds and 1.5 assists against the Eagles. She hit 7-of-11 treys during those contests.
Haley Peters owns averages of 17.7 points, 6.3 rebounds and 1.3 steals versus the Eagles the last three games.
Home Sweet Home...
Since Joanne P. McCallie took over as head coach at Duke in 2007-08, she has guided the Blue Devils to an 90-6 overall record in Cameron Indoor Stadium. During that stretch, the Blue Devils posted three undefeated seasons in Cameron (2012-13, 2010-11, 2008-09).
Over the last six years, the Blue Devils have lost only three contests at home and all of those losses were against Connecticut (2010, 2012, 2013). Duke has won 83 straight games in Cameron Indoor Stadium against teams other than UConn. The last loss for Duke to a team other than Connecticut was Maryland on Feb. 17, 2008.
Duke has won 90 out of the last 96 contests, 104 out of the last 110 and 186 out of the last 197 games in Cameron since 2000-01.
In two games this season, senior Haley Peters has registered 20 and 15 rebounds against USC Upstate and Georgia Tech, respectively.
The 20 boards were the third-highest single game total in school history matching Alana Beard’s mark of 20 from the ACC Tournament on March 10, 2003.
Peters has moved into 13th on Duke’s all-time rebounding list with 688 boards. She needs 46 more rebounds to edge into a tie for 10th in the Blue Devil career charts.
She has totaled 14 career double-doubles and 18 contests with 10 or more rebounds, after leading Duke in rebounding a year ago.
Peters has improved each year in regards to rebounding. She averaged 3.6 boards as a rookie, 5.6 as a sophomore, 7.6 her junior year and is pulling down a team-high 8.2 rebounds as a senior.