No. 3/3 Duke vs. No. 2/2 Notre Dame
Sunday, Feb. 2 l 2 p.m.
Durham, N.C. l Cameron Indoor Stadium
Setting the Scene
In a rematch of the 2013 NCAA Elite Eight contest from Norfolk, Va., the third-ranked Duke women’s basketball team (21-1, 8-0 ACC) will host second-ranked Notre Dame (20-0, 7-0) on Sunday, Feb. 2 at 2:00 p.m., in Cameron Indoor Stadium … The game will be aired live by ESPN with Pam Ward (PXP) and Carolyn Peck (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.
The game will be the first meeting between the two schools since Notre Dame joined the ACC this year. Duke’s 11-game winning streak is its longest of the season.
The Blue Devils will play five out of their final eight games at home in Cameron Indoor Stadium to conclude the regular season.
A Look at Notre Dame
Notre Dame enters the contest on Sunday with a 20-0 overall and 7-0 ACC mark in its first season in the ACC … The Irish have been led by Jewel Loyd (17.5 points, 6.2 rebounds), Kayla McBride (16.8 points, 5.5 rebounds) and Natalie Achonwa (13.5 points, 8.0 rebounds) … Notre Dame averages 87.3 points and hits 51.4 percent of its field goals on the year.
The Series With Notre Dame
Notre Dame leads the overall series, 6-1, and has won four straight contests against the Blue Devils … In the last two meetings, Duke has held leads of nine (2013) and 18 (2011), but the Irish have comeback to defeat the Blue Devils … In games played in Durham, N.C., Duke owns a 1-2 mark, but this will be the first contest in Cameron Indoor Stadium since Nov. 22, 1997, when the Blue Devils won 80-62 … Coach P owns a 2-2 record against Notre Dame … McCallie topped Notre Dame twice during her time at Michigan State, including an 82-73 overtime victory in South Bend Dec. 2, 2004.