Date/Time:...................Sunday, Jan. 13 at 2::00 PM
Location/Venue:............Winston-Salem, N.C. (Lawrence Joel Memorial Coliseum - 14, 665)
Where to Watch:............www.WakeForestSports.com
Radio:.........................Blue Devil IMG - WDNC-AM 620 (Steve Barnes, Morgan Patrick)
Series Record:.............Duke leads 55-16
Last Meeting:..............Feb. 2, 2012 - Duke 75, WFU 43
Record:......................14-0, 4-0 (ACC)
Ranking:....................#4 (AP), #5 (USA Today)
Head Coach:................Joanne P. McCallie (21st Year)
Record at Duke:.........155-32 (6th Year)
ACC Record:..............83-14 (6th Year)
Overall Record:.........471-180 (21st Year)
Record:....................9-6, 2-1 (ACC)
Ranking:...................None (AP), None (USA Today)
Head Coach:................Jen Hoover (1st Year)
Record at WFU:.............9-6 (1st Year)
Overall Record:............29-19 (2nd Year)
Setting the Scene...
The fourth-ranked Duke women's basketball team (14-0, 4-0 ACC) will hit the road for the sixth time out of the last eight games as the Blue Devils will travel to Winston-Salem, N.C., on Sunday, Jan. 13 at 2:00 p.m., to face Wake Forest (9-6, 2-1).
Sunday's contest will be played at Lawrence Joel Memorial Coliseum in Winston-Salem, N.C., and will feature live video at www.wakeforestsports.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.
Following the WFU contest, Duke will return home to host Virginia Tech on Wednesday, Jan. 16 at 7:00 p.m., in Cameron Indoor Stadium.
Storylines/Other Blue Devil Notes...
- Duke is the only undefeated team remaining in NCAA Division I at 14-0.
- For the fifth straight year, Duke has opened the ACC slate with a 4-0 mark. Last year, the Blue Devils opened with a 13-0 mark. In 2010-11, the Blue Devils had a 7-0 ledger to open the season before falling at UNC, in 2009-10 Duke was 6-0 to start (lost at BC) and in 2008-09 the Blue Devils had a 5-0 mark (lost at FSU).
- The Blue Devils feature a 25-game winning streak against road unranked opponents.
- Chelsea Gray drew three charges taken at Boston College and two against Clemson. She leads Duke with 10 on the season. Gray has 27 for her career. She has moved into eighth place on Duke's all-time charges taken list. Elizabeth Williams lead the league with a 71.1 field goal percentage in ACC games only.
- Chelsea Gray moved into 10th place on Duke's all-time steals chart on Jan. 10 with 206 career swipes.
- Over the last two games, Elizabeth Williams has averaged 17.0 points, 3.5 blocks, 3.0 rebounds and 1.0 steals. She hit 75.0 percent of her field goals in those contests.
- 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 six different games.
- The Blue Devils own four different student-athletes hitting over 40.0 percent or better from downtown -- Tricia Liston (47.6), Chelsea Gray (50.0), Haley Peters (47.8) and Chloe Wells (50.0).
- Elizabeth Williams has blocked at least one shot in every collegiate game she has played - 47 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 65 straight games as she closed her H.S. career with blocks in 19 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.
A Look at Wake Forest...
Wake Forest enters Sunday's matchup with an overall record of 9-6 after downing 18th-ranked Florida State, 80-72, in Tallahassee, Fla., on Thursday. The Demon Deacons own a 2-1 mark in ACC play, defeating N.C. State in their only prior home conference game. The squad is on a four game winning streak and is undefeated at home this season with an 8-0 mark.
Lakevia Boykin (15.8 points, 3.1 rebounds), Chelsea Douglas (13.5 points, 2.3 rebounds) and Dearica Hamby (11.9 points, 7.0 rebounds) have led the way for Wake Forest.
Head coach Jen Hoover is in her first season at the helm of the program. She previously guided High Point to a 20-13 record during the 2011-12 campaign in her first stint as a head coach.
The Series with Wake Forest...
Duke and Wake Forest have met 71 times in school history with the Blue Devils leading the series 55-16. Duke won both meetings last season against the Demon Deacons, including a 76-58 win on Jan. 6 in Winston Salem. The Blue Devils have won the past 37 consecutive games dating back to the 1993-94 season, and have a 23-8 edge in games played at Wake Forest. Head coach Joanne P. McCallie is 7-1 all-time in games against Wake Forest and 7-0 since joining the Blue Devil program.
Blue Devil junior Chelsea Gray registered a school-record 15 assists on Thursday against Clemson. The 15 assists is the most by any Division I player this season and snaps Gray's own Duke record of 13 set last year against Pittsburgh.
Gray's became just the seventh player in league history to notch 15 or more assists in an ACC contest. She has notched three games this season with double-figure assists and owns seven career double-digit assist games.
Gray Having Incredible Season...
Blue Devil junior Chelsea Gray is quietly having one of the best individual seasons in school history averaging 14.6 points, 6.8 assists, 6.3 rebounds and 3.4 steals.
She ranks in the top 20 nationally in assists, steals, free throw percentage and assist/turnover ratio. Gray is the only player in the nation to average over 14.0 points, 6.0 rebounds and 6.0 assists this year.
Over the last two games, Gray has averaged 13.0 points, 12.5 assists, 8.5 rebounds and 3.0 steals. She has hit 10-of-17 field goals (58.8%), 4-of-5 treys (80.0%) and hit both of her free throws. During those games, she has dished 25 assists to only six turnovers.
Win Streaks Against an Opponent...
Duke enters Sunday with a 37-game winning streak against Wake Forest. That streak ranks in the top 10 nationally for wins against another conference opponent.
1. Stanford vs. Washington St. (Pacific 10) 53
2. UCSB vs. Cal St. Fullerton (Big West) 39
T3. Tennessee vs. Alabama (SEC) 38
Liberty vs. Coastal Carolina (Big South) 38
5. Duke vs. Wake Forest (ACC) 37
6. Duke vs. Georgia Tech (ACC) 35
7. Tennessee vs. Mississippi St. (SEC) 33
Last Year Against WFU...
Duke registered a 76-58 victory at Wake Forest and then notched a 75-43 win in Durham to sweep the Demon Deacons.
Elizabeth Williams notched a triple-double in the first meeting in Winston-Salem, N.C., with 18 points, 16 rebounds and 12 blocked shots in 33 minutes.
From the Field...
Duke has featured impressive field goal percentages over the last two contests hitting 65.5 percent at Boston College and then 57.9 percent versus Clemson. The Blue Devils flirted with 60.0% shooting against Clemson but fell below the line late in the game.
Over the last two games, Duke has hit 61.6 percent of its field goals and 55.6 percent from downtown.
Blue Devils Versus Wake Forest...
Junior Richa Jackson has notched double-figure scoring in three straight games against the Demon Deacons. In those contests, she has averaged 12.3 points, 7.3 rebounds, 2.0 steals and 1.3 assists. She has hit 72.2 percent of her field goals during that stretch.
Haley Peters has averaged 13.6 points, 7.7 rebounds, 2.3 assists and hit 54.5 percent of her field goals the last three games against WFU. She has scored 10 or more points in those three games.
Elizabeth Williams averaged 17.0 points, 13.5 rebounds, 7.5 blocks, 2.5 assists and 1.0 steals in the two games a year ago.
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 44.8 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.
Both Programs Undefeated...
With the men's basketball team boasting a 15-0 record and the women's basketball team with an 14-0 mark, Duke is the only program in the country with both its men's and women's basketball teams with undefeated marks.
Scoring Blue Devils...
Duke boasts 10 different Blue Devils that have registered double-figure scoring this season. The Blue Devils are the only ACC school to have 10 double-digit scorers, while Clemson, North Carolina, Virginia and N.C. State each have nine.
The Blue Devils also have five different student-athletes who have posted 20 or more points in a game this year joined only by Florida State.
Duke is the only team in the ACC to have both 10 double-figure scorers and five players who have scored 20 or more points in a game this season.
Duke & NCAA Records Set...
When Duke held Monmouth to only three points in the first half on Dec. 30, the Blue Devils tied an NCAA record for fewest points allowed in the first 20 minutes.
The Blue Devil defense tied Florida State (vs. Savannah State,11-23-03) and Georgia Tech (vs. Tennessee State, 12-30-10), who also held its opponents to three points in the first half.
Duke also set a new Blue Devil record by holding Monmouth to 4.0 percent shooting in the first half. The previous school record was seven points vs. Ball State on Dec. 20, 2004 and the 4.0 percent shooting bested the previous low of 9.1 percent by Ball State (12-19-2005) and Stephen F. Austin (11-26-04).
The Blue Devils have registered an 14-0 start to the season for only the fifth time in school history.
Duke's 14-0 start is the second-best kick-off to the season under Coach P. (20-0 in 2010-11).
Best Starts in School History