<![endif]-->Clemson at Duke
Date/Time:........................Thursday, Jan. 10 at 7::00 PM
Location/Venue:.................Durham, N.C. (Cameron Indoor Stadium, 9,314)
Where to Watch:................Blue Devil Network on www.GoDuke.com
Radio:..............................Blue Devil IMG - WDNC-AM 620 (Steve Barnes, Morgan Patrick)
Series Record:..................Duke leads 34-32
Last Meeting:...................Jan. 27, 2012 - Duke 81, Clemson 37
Record:...........................13-0, 3-0 (ACC)
Ranking:..........................#4 (AP), #5 (USA Today)
Head Coach:....................Joanne P. McCallie (21st Year)
Record at Duke:...........154-32 (6th Year)
ACC Record:................82-14 (6th Year)
Overall Record:............470-180 (21st Year)
Record:...........................4-10 , 0-3 (ACC)
Ranking:.........................None (AP), None (USA Today)
Head Coach:....................Itoro Coleman (3rd Year)
Record at Boston College:..20-52 (3rd Year)
Setting the Scene...
Coming off playing two straight road contests, the fourth-ranked Duke women’s basketball team (13-0, 3-0 ACC) will return home to Cameron Indoor Stadium on Thursday, Jan. 10 as the Blue Devils will host Clemson (4-10, 0-3) at 7:00 p.m.
The contest will be aired live on the Blue Devil Network with live video located at www.GoDuke.com.
The game can also be heard on the Blue Devil IMG Sports Network on WDNC AM 620 with Steve Barnes (PXP) and Morgan Patrick (Color) on the air. The audio is also available live at www.GoDuke.com.
For the Clemson game, there will be a special promotion where the Blue Devils will be collecting new teddy bears for the Duke Children’s Hospital and to help their annual teddy bear ball that helps raise awareness for childhood cancer. Anyone who brings a new teddy bear to the game will receive a $3 discount ticket. Season ticket holders who bring one will be entered into a drawing. During halftime, fans will be able to throw the teddy bear they brought onto the court and whichever bear gets closest to the “D” at center court will win a prize. We will have slips of paper for people to write their name, number and seat location.
Following the game on Thursday, Duke will travel to Winston-Salem, N.C., for a 2:00 p.m., contest at Wake Forest.
Storylines/Other Blue Devil Notes...
• Duke is the only undefeated team remaining in NCAA Division I at 13-0.
• The Blue Devils have won 31 straight games in Cameron Indoor Stadium against ACC opponents.
Duke has not lost an ACC contest at home since Maryland posted a 76-69 win on Feb. 17, 2008. Coach P is 34-2 at home against ACC opponents in her six years at Duke.
• Chelsea Gray drew three charges taken at Boston College and leads Duke with eight on the season. She also had three charges taken this season against California. Gray has 25 for her career. She needs one to move into a tie for eighth on Duke’s all-time list.
• Elizabeth Williams lead the league with a 69.2 field goal percentage in ACC games only.
• Chelsea Gray needs only three more steals to move into a tie for 10th on Duke’s all-time steals chart. She owns 201 over her three years.
• After holding Monmouth to only 32 points on Dec. 30, head coach Joanne P. McCallie has held 21 different opponents to under 40 points since arriving at Duke in 2007-08.
• The Blue Devils registered a 3.3 grade-point average in the fall semester, which included five student-athletes with above a 3.5 GPA. A total of 11 Blue Devils had a 3.0 or better.
• Following Richa Jackson’s 16-point effort at Boston College, Duke now features 10 Blue Devils who have posted double-figure scoring at least one time this season, which leads the ACC.
• Duke has hit 50.0 percent or better from the field in five different games.
• The Blue Devils own five different student-athletes hitting over 40.0 percent or better from downtown -- Tricia Liston (47.4), Chelsea Gray (52.0), Haley Peters (47.8), Chloe Wells (40.0) and Alexis Jones (41.2).
• Elizabeth Williams has blocked at least one shot in every collegiate game she has played - 46 straight. The streak is the second-best in school history behind Alison Bales’ 55 in 2003-05. Dating back to high school, Williams has blocked a shot in 64 straight games as she closed her H.S. career with blocks in 18 consecutive contests.
• Tricia Liston had her streak of 18 straight games with at least one three-pointer come to an end at N.C. State on Jan. 3. It was the longest streak since Georgia Schweitzer hit 25 straight treys in 2000-01.
• In dissecting the top shot blockers in the nation, Elizabeth Williams is the only underclassman to rank in the top seven in the country.
• The Blue Devils registered 70 or more points in the opening seven contests for the first time since 2005-06.
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A Look at Clemson...
Clemson comes to Durham with a 4-10 overall record and a 0-3 mark in games played on the road this season. The Lady Tigers have dropped their last three games against North Carolina, Miami and Georgia Tech. In the ACC, Clemson owns an 0-3 record..
Nikki Dixon (14.5 points, 4.6 rebounds), Quinyotta Pettaway (9.8 points, 9.5 rebounds) and Aisha Turner (6.2 points, 2.1 rebounds) lead the squad in scoring.
Itoro Coleman is in her third season at the helm of the program, guiding the Tigers to a 16-42 mark over her previous two seasons.
The Series with Clemson...
Duke and Clemson will meet for the 67th time in school history with Duke holding a slight advantage in the series, 34-32. The Blue Devils have won 17 of the last 18 games dating back to the 1999-2000 season. Duke has won the past 15 games in a row against Clemson by a combined 470 points (31.3 a game). The Lady Tigers last defeated Duke, 93-75, at Clemson in 2000-01. Clemson has not won a game in Cameron Indoor Stadium since defeating Duke, 88-82, in overtime on Feb. 20, 1995. In games played in Durham, Duke is 19-8 all-time, winning the last 13 games at home.
Blue Devil Head Coach Joanne P. McCallie will face Clemson for the sixth time in her 21 years as a coach and owns a 5-0 record. All meetings have come since Coach P has arrived at Duke.
Junior Chelsea Gray became just the third player in ACC history to notch her second triple-double as the 5-11 point guard totaled 18 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists at Boston College on Jan. 6.
She joined Dawn Staley of Virginia and Tynesha Lewis, who registered two double-doubles over their career.
Gray is the ninth player in the NCAA this season to post a triple-double.
She posted her first career triple-double last season against Pittsburgh with 14 points, 13 assists and 11 rebounds on Dec. 4, 2011 at home.
Top Field Goal Percentage...
The Blue Devils tied a school record at Boston College with their 79.3 first half field goal percentage as the team hit 23-of-29 field goals. It matched Duke’s record from the Davidson game on Nov. 24, 2001.
Duke finished the game with the seventh-highest field goal percentage in school history (65.5%), which is also good for the fourth-highest in the NCAA this season.
In the game at Boston College, Duke also registered season highs in three-point field goals (10), three-point field goal percentage (71.4%) and assists (26-tied).
Duke continues to lead the nation with a 45.4 three-point field goal percentage so far this season. The next closest team is Harvard at 41.7 percent.
The highest three-point field goal percentage in school history came in 1988-89 with a 40.6 clip. The Blue Devils hit 37.1 percent from downtown a year ago. Seven different Duke student-athletes have hit at least one three-pointer this season.
Haley Peters collected a double-double in back-to-back games against Monmouth and N.C. State and now owns three this season. Peters came into the season with only one double-double over her first two years.
In those two games, Peters averaged 14.5 points, 10.5 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 3.0 steals and 1.5 blocks. She had 18 points and 11 boards at N.C. State, while notching 11 points and 10 rebounds versus Monmouth.
She has notched double-figure scoring in seven consecutive games.
Peters is averaging 8.3 rebounds in her first three ACC games, which ranks tied for fifth overall in league action.
Both Programs Undefeated...
With the men’s basketball team boasting a 15-0 record and the women’s basketball team with an 13-0 mark, Duke is the only program in the country with both its men’s and women’s basketball teams with undefeated marks.
Bench Depth Improving...
After opening the season with only eight scholarship players healthy, the Blue Devils have now boosted the number to 10 with the return of Chloe Wells and Richa Jackson.
Amber Henson is still recovering from surgery last season and a return date has not been set yet.
Home Sweet Home...
Since Joanne P. McCallie took over as head coach at Duke in 2007-08, she has guided the Blue Devils to a 75-5 overall record in Cameron Indoor Stadium. During that stretch, the Blue Devils posted a 14-0 mark in 2008-09 and a 17-0 ledger in 2010-11, which were only the second and third undefeated home seasons in school history.
Duke's loss to Connecticut last year snapped a school-record 34-game winning streak in Cameron. It was only the program's second loss at home over the last 64 games. Duke has won 75 out of the last 80 contests, 89 out of the last 94 and 170 out of the last 181 games in Cameron since 2000-01.
The other top win streaks at home have been -- 34 (2010-12), 24 (2005-06 through 2007-08; 2007-08 through 2009-10; 21 (2001-02 through 2002-03), 20 (2003-04 through 2004-05) and 16 (1998-99 through 1999-2000).