Purdue at No. 2 Duke Postgame Notes December 5, 2013
With the Duke Victory… • Earned its 24th consecutive home victory in Cameron Indoor Stadium. • Now owns a 42-2 record against non-conference opponents at home since 2008-09. • Has now won nine straight games to open the season. • Coach P now owns a 499-183 record and needs one win to reach 500 for her career. • Notched its seventh consecutive win against ranked opponents in Cameron Indoor Stadium. • Moved the all-time series record to 6-3 over Purdue. • Improved to 4-0 this season at home. • Is now 22-9 all-time against teams from the Big Ten. • Moved to 6-1 all-time in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge and won its sixth straight contest. • Coach P improved to 88-5 as a head coach in Cameron Indoor Stadium.
Sophomore Alexis Jones • Scored a season-high 22 points on 10-of-17 field goals. • Reached 20 or more points for the first time this season and third time in her career. • Registered 10 first half points in 16 minutes. Hit 5-of-8 field goals. • Dished five assists and pulled down seven rebounds; both matched season highs.
Junior Elizabeth Williams • Notched 14 points, six rebounds, one block, two steals and one assist in 25 minutes. • Moved her consecutive blocks streak to 78 straight games since arriving at Duke with her one swat on the afternoon. • Played only nine minutes in the first half due to foul trouble. Still had seven points and two rebounds.
Senior Chelsea Gray • Notched 16 points, nine assists and had five rebounds. • With her nine assists, moved into fourth place on Duke’s all-time assist charts with 502. • Took one charge on the night and has now taken 11 this season and 46 on her career.
Senior Tricia Liston • Collected 13 points, six rebounds and two steals in 27 minutes. • Had 11 second half points. • Hit 5-of-7 field goals. • Scored double-digits in her 12th consecutive contest. • Held without a three-pointer snapping a 16-game streak with at least one three-pointer made. • Held to two points on only two field goal attempts in the first half (13 minutes).
Senior Haley Peters • Scored 14 points, had nine rebounds, three steals, two assists and one block. • Returned to the starting lineup after missing the past four games due to a knee injury. • Totaled double-figure scoring for the four the fourth straight contest. • Hit her first three-pointers of the season draining 2-of-3. • Has started 83 career contests.
Senior Richa Jackson • Came off the bench to post 11 points marking her third double-digit scoring game of the season. • Hit 4-of-5 field goals and her only three-point attempt.
Redshirt Freshman Amber Henson • Did not dress due to soreness in her knee.
Other Duke Notes… • Hit 55.9 percent of its field goals and 50.0 percent from three-point land. • Allowed a season-high 78 points. • All five Blue Devil starters scored double-digits for the third time this season. • Held Purdue to 28.1 percent shooting in the second half (9-of-32). • Faced its largest deficit of the season in the first half trailing by nine, 26-17, at the 11:07 mark (previous deficit was four twice). • Allowed a season-high 44 points in the first half and trailed for the first time this season at the end of the first stanza. • Allowed a season-high 48.6 percent shooting in the first half. • Played its first of three straight ranked opponents (No. 16 Purdue, No. 17 Oklahoma and No. 1 Connecticut. • Five different Blue Devils blocked a shot and Duke blocked a total of six shots. • Scored 48 points in the paint. • Scored 29 points off 20 Purdue turnovers. • Held a 46-33 rebound advantage. • Dished 21 assists on 38 baskets. • Hit 61.1 percent of its field goals in the second half. • Will next travel to 17th-ranked Oklahoma on Sunday, Dec. 8 for a 4:00 pm (EST) tip on Fox Sports 1.