DURHAM, N.C. - The preseason third-ranked Duke women's basketball team will host its first of two exhibition contests on Tuesday, Oct. 30 as the Blue Devils will welcome the reigning NCAA Division II champions Shaw University to Cameron Indoor Stadium at 7:00 p.m. Admission is free to all fans.
Shaw University is located in Raleigh, N.C., and in the CIAA conference. The Lady Bears registered a 29-6 overall record a year ago, including a 15-1 mark in the CIAA. They claimed their first NCAA title last season with an 88-82 victory over Ashland.
The Lady Bears return three starters from their championship squad - Sequoyah Griffin (9.6 points, 3.2 rebounds), Crystal Harris (9.4 points, 6.6 rebounds) and Isayra Diaz (3.2 points, 0.8 rebounds). Jacques Curtis is in his 13th season as head coach and has notched a 273-132 career record.
Duke has been tabbed No. 3 nationally in the Associated Press preseason poll. The No. 3 listing is the highest preseason ranking for the Blue Devils since the 2005-06 campaign.
A reward to fans that attend the exhibition games against Shaw, on Oct. 30, and Queens, on Nov. 4, is the opportunity to purchase individual game tickets before the general public. Tickets officially go on sale on Monday, Nov. 5.
Ticket packages for the 2012-13 season include season ticket packages and the ACC 4-Pack mini-plan amongst other great offers. For more information about these packages and others contact the Duke Ticket Office at (919) 681-2583 or 1-877-375-3853. You can also purchase tickets online at www.GoDuke.com.
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