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WBB Game Notes vs. Connecticut (Dec. 17, 2013)
Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Release: 12/14/2013
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What    ………………………..Connecticut at Duke  (Jimmy V Classic)
Date    ………………………..Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Time……………………….7:00 PM
Location…………………..Durham, N.C.
Venue……………………..    Cameron Indoor Stadium (9,314)
Where to Watch    …………ESPN2  - Dave O’Brien (PXP), Doris Burke (Color), Holly Rowe (Sideline)
Radio    ……………………..Blue Devil IMG - WDNC AM 620
    …………………………….Steve Barnes (PXP), Morgan Patrick (Color)
Series Record……………UConn leads 9-3
Last Meeting……………..Jan. 21, 2013 - UConn 79, Duke 49

Setting the Scene...
    Cameron Indoor Stadium will be the site of a No. 1 vs. No. 2 showdown on Tuesday, Dec. 17 as second-ranked Duke (10-0) will host top-ranked Connecticut (10-0) for the Jimmy V Women’s Basketball Classic, which benefits the V Foundation for Cancer Research at 7:00 p.m., on ESPN2.  
    Calling the contest for ESPN2 will be Dave O’Brien (PXP), Doris Burke (Color) and Holly Rowe (Sideline).  It will also be carried live on the Blue Devil IMG Sports Network on WDNC-AM 620 with Steve Barnes (PXP) and Morgan Patrick (Color) on the air.  
    The first 5,000 fans in attendance at the game will receive a free Santa Hat.  Santa Claus will also be located in the Hall of Honor to take wish lists from Blue Devil fans.
    The Blue Devil Network will host a hour long special via from 5-6 p.m., on Tuesday prior to the Connecticut game.  The show will be hosted by Morgan Patrick and Debbie Taylor from Cameron.

Jimmy V Classic...
    Duke will participate in the Jimmy V Classic for the fifth time in school history, while posting a 4-0 mark in those contests.  The Blue Devils last hosted the Jimmy V Classic on Dec. 6, 2010 as the Blue Devils downed seventh-ranked Texas A&M, 61-58.  
    Other Jimmy V Classic contests for Duke include  -- Dec. 4, 2006 at Rutgers (85-45), Nov. 23, 2003 vs. Purdue in Raleigh, N.C. (93-63) and vs. Tennessee in Raleigh, N.C. (76-55).
    To make a donation to The V Foundation, or for additional information about The Foundation, call 1-800-4JimmyV or visit  The V Foundation proudly awards 100% of donations and net proceeds of events directly to cancer research.  
Storylines/Other Blue Devil Notes...
    •    The Blue Devils are close to the 16th sellout in school history for the Connecticut contest.  It would mark the eighth sellout since Coach P arrived in Durham for the 2007-08 campaign.  
    •    Duke is averaging 45.0 points in the paint as well as scoring 28.6 points off its opponents turnovers on the year.
    •    Tricia Liston has notched five games this season with 20 or more points and 18 over her career.  
    •    Senior Chelsea Gray has taken 12 charges this season and 47 over her career.  She needs one to move into a tie for third on Duke’s all-time list along with Mistie Bass (48).  
    • Junior Elizabeth Williams has been saddled with first half foul trouble in five games this season and is coming off fouling out at Oklahoma and scoring a career-low four points in 10 minutes.  
    • The Blue Devils feature four different players who have notched 20 or more points in a game this season.
    • Duke’s 24-game overall win streak in Cameron Indoor Stadium ranks tied third nationally behind Baylor (64) and UT-Chattanooga (30).
    • Freshman Kendall McCravey-Cooper has blocked nine shots over the last five contests.
    •    All five Blue Devil starters scored double-figures against USC Upstate, Vanderbilt and Purdue.
    •     Duke hit 40.5 percent from three-point land last year, which led the nation and was the second-highest output in school history.
    •    The Blue Devils returned all five starters, 93.7 percent of their scoring and the top seven scorers from a year ago.  
    •    For only the second time in school history, Duke features five players standing 6-3 or taller (1996-97).  Duke’s nine student-athletes who are 6-0 or taller also ties for the most in Blue Devil history (1998-99, 2000-01, 2005-06).
    •    Duke features a 39-game home winning streak against ACC opponents in Cameron Indoor Stadium.
    •    Duke has won 30 straight games when scoring 80 or more points, dating back to the 2008-09 campaign.
    •     The Blue Devils have seven players and three staff associated with the team who have won USA Basketball medals - Oderah Chidom, Rebecca Greenwell, Amber Henson, Alexis Jones, Tricia Liston, Kendall McCravey-Cooper, Elizabeth Williams, head coach Joanne P. McCallie, athletic trainer Summer McKeehan and team doctor Jeff Bytomski.
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Coach P Nets Milestone...
    With the victory at 17th-ranked Oklahoma on Dec. 8, Coach P reached the 500-win mark.  She now owns a record of 500-183 over her 22 years as a head coach.   
    McCallie joined a group of 29 active coaches in Division I with at least 500 wins.
        McCallie’s 174 wins over her first six years at Duke was the third-most by a coach in their first six years at a school.  She ranked only behind Joe Foley (Arkansas Tech - 188) and Leon Barmore (Louisiana Tech - 179).

Blue Devils Against No. 1 Ranked Teams...
    Over Duke’s history, the Blue Devils own an all-time record of 3-7 against No. 1 ranked teams. The three wins were against Connecticut (2004), Tennessee (2006) and Maryland (2007).
    In games played in Cameron Indoor Stadium, Duke owns a 2-3 overall record against No. 1 ranked teams.  The Blue Devils have won two out of the last three with the lone loss coming to Connecticut in 2010.   -- No. 1 Tennessee in 2005-06 and No. 1 Maryland in 2006-07.
    Duke has won seven out of the last 11 games against teams ranked in the top five nationally in Cameron Indoor Stadium.
    During her seven years as the head coach at Michigan State, Coach P went up against three No. 1 ranked teams and notched a 1-2 record against those squads - loss vs. Maryland in 2007, loss vs. Tennessee in 2005 and win vs. Stanford in 2005.  

No. 1 vs. No. 2 Once Again...
    Duke will play in its seventh No. 1 vs. No. 2 contest in school history and the first since 2007.  The Blue Devils own a 3-3 mark in those contests.  Cameron Indoor Stadium will be the site of the fourth 1v2 matchup in school history.
    In the history, No. 1 vs. No. 2 has taken place 51 times with the No. 1 ranked team leading the series, 31-20.

2007- No. 1 Duke 64, No. 2 UNC 53, at Chapel Hill, N.C.
2006- No. 2 UNC 77, No. 1 Duke 65, at Chapel Hill, N.C.
2006- No. 2 Duke 75, No. 1 Tennessee 53, at Durham, N.C.
2004- No. 2 Tennessee 72, No. 1 Duke 69, at Durham, N.C.
2003- No. 2 Connecticut 77, No. 1 Duke 65, at Durham, N.C.
2002- No. 1 Duke 76, No. 2 Tennessee 55, at Raleigh, N.C.
A Look at Connecticut...
    Connecticut enters the contest on Tuesday with a 10-0 record and ranked No. 1 nationally.  Breanna Stewart (17.8 points, 7.1 rebounds), Bria Hartley (15.4 points, 4.1 rebounds), Stefanie Dolson (14.5 points, 10.0 rebounds), Moriah Jefferson (11.2 points, 2.6 rebounds) and Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis (10.5 points)  have led the Huskies so far this season.
    The Huskies are defeating opponents by a 39.8 clip and are hitting 52.4 percent of their field goals on the year.  

Duke Versus the AAC...
           Duke owns an all-time record of 20-13 against teams from the American Athletic Conference -- Cincinnati (0-1), Connecticut (3-9), Houston (2-0), Louisville (1-1), Rutgers (3-2), SMU (1-0), South Florida (3-0) and Temple (7-0).  
    Coach P owns an all-time record of 16-9 against teams from the AAC -- Cincinnati (2-0), Connecticut (1-8), Houston (3-0), Memphis (0-1), Rutgers (1-0), South Florida (3-0) and Temple (6-0).

What Happened in Last Meeting?...
    UConn turned a two-point halftime lead into a rout, playing a nearly flawless second half.  Kelly Faris finished with 18 points, 12 rebounds and six assists in No. 3 Connecticut’s 79-49 victory over the fourth-ranked Blue Devils.
    For 20 minutes the Blue Devils hung tough with UConn. That quickly changed in the second half. UConn  held a two-point lead at halftime and jumped right out on Duke in the second half. After trading baskets, the Huskies scored 20 of the next 25 points, led by Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis who finished with 21 points, and Faris.
    Duke, which hadn’t had a team come within single digits all season, was able to stay with UConn in the first half because of the Huskies’ sloppiness with the ball. UConn had 12 turnovers at the break.
    The Blue Devils also contained Stefanie Dolson in the first half.  Dolson, who was scoreless in the first 20 minutes, had six points during the decisive run before picking up her fourth foul with 16:16 left in the game.     
    After Elizabeth Williams’ basket on her own missed free throw, UConn scored the next 13 points. Mosqueda-Lewis had six points during the burst, including a jumper that made it 56-37 with 11:35 left.
    Williams finally ended a 5 1/2 minute drought for Duke with a hook shot with 10:41 left in the game. That only brought Duke within 17.
    Alexis Jones helped Duke stay in the game in the first half, scoring 12 points. The freshman didn’t seem intimidated, hitting 3-pointers and taking it right at the Huskies. UConn led 11-6 early before Jones hit consecutive 3-pointers. Neither team could get more than a four-point lead the rest of the half as the lead changed seven times.
    Mosqueda-Lewis’ 3-pointer with 54 seconds left gave the Huskies a 31-27 advantage but Williams came right back with a three-point play of her own. UConn led 32-30 at halftime.
    UConn shot 50 percent from the field in the first half, but was done in by 12 turnovers.
Hey, I Know You...
    Junior Elizabeth Williams and sophomore Alexis Jones played with Connecticut’s Stefanie Dolson, Breanna Stewart, Morgan Tuck, Bria Hartley and Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis on the USA Women’s U19 World Championship squad over the summer of 2011 that won the gold medal Puerto, Chile with an 8-1 record.  Seven of the 13 players on the roster were from either Duke or UConn.
    Williams and Mosqueda-Lewis also played on the U17 World Championship team that won the gold medal in Toulouse, France with an 8-0 mark in the summer of 2010.  Over the summer of 2009, Williams, Mosqueda-Lewis and UConn’s Kiah Stokes led the USA U-16 National Team to a 5-0 mark and the gold medal in Mexico City.
    Jones played on the 2010 U18 National Team with UConn’s Moriah Jefferson, Stewart and Tuck.  The squad posted a 5-0 record and won the gold medal.
    This past summer, Jones played with UConn’s Jefferson, Stewart and Tuck on the 2013 U19 World Championship team that notched a 9-0 record and the gold medal in Lithuania.  
    Senior Tricia Liston competed on the 2013 World University Games team in 2013 along with UConn’s Hartley and Mosqueda-Lewis.  The squad posted a  6-0 record in Kazan, Russia, while winning the gold medal.

Upending the Hall of Famers...
        Since arriving at Duke seven years ago, Duke Head Coach Joanne P. McCallie has defeated eight different coaches who have been inducted in the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame -- Van Chancellor (LSU), Cynthia Cooper-Dyke (UNCW), Sylvia Hatchell (UNC), Debbie Ryan (Virginia), C. Vivian Stringer (Rutgers), Pat Summitt (Tennessee), Tara VanDerveer (Stanford) and Kay Yow (N.C. State).
    With a victory on Tuesday against Connecticut, McCallie would make that nine coaches.

Undefeated Starts...
    The Blue Devils have registered a 10-0 start to the season for only the seventh time in school history.
    Duke’s 10-0 start is the third-best kick off to the season under Coach P. (20-0 in 2010-11, 16-0 in 2012-13).