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Notes: Duke 74, Tennessee 70
Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Release: 01/22/2007
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  • Duke won its 33rd straight non-conference contest, which is a school record and is tied with UNC for the longest current streak in the nation.
  • The Blue Devils matched their best season-opening streak in school history with a 20-0 record.
  • Duke has won 28 out of the last 29 true road contests.
  • Tennessee scored the most points this year by a Duke opponent (70).  The previous was 62 by Maryland on 1-13-07.
  • Duke won its third straight game against Tennessee and second straight in Thompson-Boling Arena.  Duke now leads the overall series, 5-4.
  • The Blue Devils improve to 7-0 versus ranked opponents this season.
  • Duke improves to 20-0 on the season marking the 10th straight 20-win season.
  • The Blue Devils held a 19-0 lead before Tennessee scored its first basket at the 14:02 mark of the first half.
  • Duke allowed a season-high 10 three-pointers by Tennessee.
  • Coming off only her third game of the season without double-digit scoring, sophomore Abby Waner scored 21 points in the first half and went on to finish the game with 24 points, five rebounds, one steal in 36 minutes.  During the first half, Waner hit 8-of-9 field goals and 5-of-5 three-pointers.  In the previous two games, Waner had hit 2-of-13 three-pointers.
  • Abby Waner’s 24 points marked her fourth game with 20 or more points this season.  Her six three-pointers tied a career high and matched the second most treys hit in a single game at Duke.
  • Duke’s defense continued to lead the Blue Devils holding Tennessee to 36.1 percent shooting.  No Blue Devil opponent has shot above 40.0 percent.
  • Senior Lindsey Harding notched 21 points on the evening marking the fifth straight and eight out of the last nine games she has totaled double-figure scoring.  She also added seven assists and two steals.  It marked her fourth game of the season with 20+ points and third straight against a ranked opponent.
  • Lindsey Harding’s seven assists matched a season high and moved her into 12th place on the ACC all-time assist list with 529.  She needs four assists to match the Duke career record for assists, which is held by Hilary Howard (533).
  • Duke’s eight three-pointers were tied for the second-most on the season.
  • Duke continues to shoot well on the road as the Blue Devils hit 49.1 percent for the game.
  • Lindsey Harding is now averaging 18.9 points per game in seven games versus ranked opponents, after notching 21 points on the night. 
  • Duke was outrebounded for the second straight game, 46-35, and the third time this season.
    Junior Wanisha Smith posted a stellar game with 15 points, which all were scored in the second half, and hit 4-of-7 field goals on the night in 26 minutes.  It was her eighth game this season with double-figure scoring and only the third game out of the last eight contests.
  • Senior Alison Bales matched a season high with four assists in the first half.  She went on to finish with four for the game.  Bales also had four blocks to move into seventh place on the NCAA all-time blocks list with 378.
    Carrem Gay fouled out with 1:31 remaining marking only the third time this season a Blue Devil has fouled out.
  • Duke held a 38-27 lead in the first half and has not trailed at the half this season (20-0).
  • The 57.7 field goal percentage in the first half is the second-best field goal percentage in the first stanza this season (59.4% is season high at Dartmouth).
  • Sophomore Carrem Gay notched her third straight contest with seven or more rebounds as she totaled seven on the night in 27 minutes.
  • Duke will next travel to Tallahassee, Fla., for a contest with Florida State on Jan. 25, 2007.