Setting the Scene... Playing its third game in seven days, the Duke women’s basketball team (17-7, 6-4 ACC) will travel to Coral Gables, Fla., to take on 16th-ranked Miami (19-4, 7-3), Sunday, Feb. 7 at 1:00 p.m., in the BankUnited Center. The contest will be aired live on RSN-TV and ESPN3 with Jenn Hildreth (PXP) and LaChina Robinson (Color) calling the action. Fans can watch the game on FOX Sports South, FOX Sports Carolinas, FOX Sports Sun, FOX Sports Midwest Plus, FOX Sports Indiana Plus, Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic, YES, NESN, ROOT Sports Pittsburgh, SportsTime Ohio, FOX Sports Detroit Plus, FOX Sports North Plus, FOX Sports Southwest in Oklahoma, FOX Sports San Diego, FOX Sports Prime Ticket, ROOT Sports Rocky Mtn., ROOT Sports Northwest (Same Day Delay – 7pm ET). It will also be carried on the Blue Devil IMG Sports Network on WDNC 620 AM, 99.3 FM, 96.5 FM and www.GoDuke.com with Steve Barnes (PXP) and Morgan Patrick (Color) on the air beginning at 12:30 p.m.
What is Next?... The Blue Devils will return home to host Florida State at 7 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 11 in Cameron Indoor Stadium. It will be “Whiteout” in Cameron as thousands of free t-shirts will be given out to fans in attendance.
Duke Keys... Sophomore Azurá Stevens missed her first game of the season and second collegiate contest Thursday against Miami. She suffered a torn plantar fascia in her left foot. She is listed as day-to-day. The injury occurred in the first half against Notre Dame. Duke will take freshman Crystal Primm and graduate student Amber Henson to their home state of Florida. Primm is from West Palm Beach, Fla., while Henson hails from Tampa, Fla. Sunday’s game will feature Blue Devil alum Katie Meier on the sidelines, who is the head coach of Miami. The Blue Devils have started all 13 players this season, which is a Blue Devil record. The previous mark was 11 in 2010-11. Georgia Tech is the next closest ACC team with 11 players who have started. Duke has also featured 13 different starting lineups in 2015-16.
Storylines/Other Blue Devil Notes... • Sunday’s contest is big for both Miami and Duke as the Hurricanes currently sit tied fourth in the ACC, while the Blue Devils are seventh, but a win by Duke would move it into a tie with Miami with a 7-4 mark. • The Blue Devils are in search for their first win against a ranked opponent this season. In looking at the RPI, Duke’s best RPI victory of the year was in the season opener at Penn (No. 44 in the RPI). Miami currently sits No. 51 in the RPI and ranked 16th nationally. • Rebecca Greenwell has drained 11-of-19 treys during the last three contests (57.9%). • Over her first 18 games, Azurá Stevens hit six three-pointers. She has drained 10 treys over the last five games (10-of-17; 58.8%). • Amber Henson currently ranks second in the ACC with a 2.2 blocks per game average in league play. She has swatted 20 shots in nine games • Rebecca Greenwell has averaged 20.5 points, 10.5 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 1.0 steals and 1.0 blocks the last two games. She has hit 64.0 percent of her field goals and 58.3 percent from downtown. This included her first double-double of the season (25 points/12 boards) against Virginia. • Azurá Stevens and Rebecca Greenwell have been dominating the ACC opposition, shooting a combined 46.5 percent from downtown and combining for 36.7 ppg in conference games. • In offensive rebounds, Duke sophomore Azurá Stevens ranks tied sixth nationally with 95 -- Jillian Alleyne of Oregon (106), Joy Adams of Iona (104), Ruvanna Campbell of UIC (99), Jonquel Jones of GW (98), Bree Alford of LMU (97) and Briana Day of Syracuse (95). • While Duke is only shooting 34.7 percent from three-point land overall, the team is shooting 40.3 percent from distance in its 10 ACC games. • Duke ranks 14th nationally with a 46.1 field goal percentage. • Azurá Stevens needs only 13 rebounds to become just the third Blue Devil in school history to pull down 500 rebounds in their freshman and sophomore campaigns -- Chris Moreland (592) and Elizabeth Williams (523). • Azurá Stevens is averaging 20.4 points and 10.1 rebounds in ACC games, which ranks third and first, respectively. • With 29 treys made in ACC action, Rebecca Greenwell ranks second in the league. Her 61 treys ranks third overall in the ACC. • Azurá Stevens currently ranks first in the ACC with a 9.4 rebound average. Only Elizabeth Williams last season (9.0) averaged 9.0 rebounds or better in a season at Duke over the last 26 years. • Duke had gone five straight games without turning the ball over more than 19 times in a contest until the Blue Devils committed 25 turnovers against Virginia. • Duke fell out of the Associated Press top 25 ledger Jan. 15, which snapped an incredible 312 straight weeks streak, which dated back to Nov. 29, 2000. It was the third-longest streak in NCAA history. Duke was unranked in back-to-back weeks for the first time since the 1994-95 campaign. • Rebecca Greenwell is averaging 16.9 points in Duke’s 17 wins, but is only averaging 10.1 in the losses. She has hit 53-of-61 made three-pointers on the season in the Blue Devil wins. • The Blue Devils currently rank 17th nationally in field goal percentage (45.8). • Of the 41 players in the nation that are averaging 19.1 points or better, Azurá Stevens is one of only five of those that also are hitting 54.0 percent or better from the field. • Redshirt freshman Lyneé Belton owns a team-high five charges taken on the season. • Azurá Stevens has pulled down an ACC second-best 95 offensive boards. Her season highs of 33 points (tied) and eight blocks are ACC bests. • In the 17 games won by the Blue Devils, the squad has averaged 43.4 rebounds and an +11.9 rebounding margin. The Blue Devils have also hit 48.9 percent from the field in the wins. In the seven losses, Duke has averaged 40.0 rebounds, a +3.0 rebound margin, 19.9 turnovers, 9.6 assists and hit only 27.9 percent from downtown. • Azurá Stevens currently ranks 13th nationally in double-doubles (12), 40th in blocks (2.2), 31st in field goal percentage (54.8), 52nd in rebounds (9.4) and 41st in points per game (19.1). • Azurá Stevens has registered 10 games with 20 or more points and two 30-point outburst so far this season. She owns 15 20-point games over her career. • The Blue Devils returned only 96 career starts entering 2015-16 -- Rebecca Greenwell (33), Azurá Stevens (26), Amber Henson (22), Kendall Cooper (7), Oderah Chidom (6) and Mercedes Riggs (2). • The Blue Devils feature 13 players from 11 different states/countries on the 2015-16 roster. • Follow @Duke_WBB and @CoachPDuke on Twitter to get the latest updates on Duke women's basketball. Also, "Like" Duke Women's Basketball on Facebook to get the latest videos, pictures and more. DWB is on Instagram at dukewbb. Join all three now as they are free!
Blue Devils to Face Alum... Duke will battle former Blue Devil All-America Katie Meier for the 13th time as a head coach on Sunday. Meier, who is in her 11th year as Miami’s head coach, also faced the Blue Devils on Nov. 29, 2001, when she was at the helm of Charlotte, and the last 11 years as the Hurricanes’ coach. In the contest versus Charlotte, Duke won 64-39 in Charlotte, N.C. Meier, who ranks fifth on Duke’s all-time scoring list with 1,761 points, was inducted into the Hall of Honor in 2002. She was the 1986 ACC Rookie of the Year and a Basketball Yearbook Freshman All-America. She was a letterwinner in 1986, ‘87, ‘89 and ‘90 for the Blue Devils.
Duke Players Against the Miami... In her only meeting against the Hurricanes, Azurá Stevens totaled 20 points, seven rebounds and three assists in 35 minutes a year ago. She hit 9-of-13 field goals. Amber Henson is the only player on the Duke squad to face Miami in multiple games. She played in 2014 and 2015, but has scored only three points in 39 minutes.
The Series with Miami... Duke and Miami will meet for the 14th time in school history with the Blue Devils leading the series, 12-1. In games played at Miami, Duke owns a 5-1 mark and is coming off a 76-75 win in Coral Gables, Fla., in the last meeting. Coach P has totaled an 8-2 overall record against Miami over her career.
A Look at Miami... Miami enters the contest with a 19-4 overall and 7-3 ACC mark. Adrienne Motley (16.3 points, 39 treys), Jessica Thomas (11.8 points, 40 treys), Keyona Hayes (9.4 points, 5.9 rebounds) and Ernese Hof (8.3 points, 5.7 rebounds) have led the team on the season.
Heading Back Close to Home... Duke freshman Crystal Primm heads to her home state of Florida this weekend. Her travel team, Miami Suns, was based out of Miami when she lived in West Palm Beach, Fla. She would drive an hour and a half to the University of Miami to compete. Primm went for individual elite camp almost every year since eighth grade along with team camp with her travel team at Miami. She is good friends with the Hurricane coaching staff. Miami assistant coach Fitzroy Anthony played for Primm’s father, Terry Primm, at Palm Beach Atlantic University. Anthony also went on to coach Crystal Primm on a squad called the Miami Suns Travel program. Primm has known and played with Keyanna Harris in the same travel program since eighth grade. She also played with Jessica Thomas and Neydja Petithomme at some of the UM elite camps, as well as Zada Williams in the State All Star game.
Henson Coming Up Big... Graduate Student Amber Henson has been a big boost in the Duke lineup since her return. Henson has started each of the last six games and seven out of the eight seven. In the six games Henson has started, she has averaged 6.8 rebounds, 5.8 points, 2.7 blocks, 2.3 assists and 1.2 steals. She hit her first two three-pointers of the season against Pittsburgh and Notre Dame. The 6-4 post has swatted 15 shots over the last five games. After being away from the team for 11 games due to a leave of absence from the program, she returned to the team Jan. 2 and played for the first time Jan. 7 against Wake Forest.
On the Road in 2015-16... Duke has totaled a 3-4 record on the road this season, but holds a two-game winning streak against Clemson and Pitt. The Blue Devils have averaged 71.0 points and hit 48.6 percent of their field goals over the last two road games. Azurá Stevens averaged 29.5 points, 8.0 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 2.0 assists and 1.5 blocks versus the Tigers and Panthers. Overall in road games, Duke has averaged only 59.0 points and hit 41.0 percent from the field. Stevens has averaged 18.0 points, 8.0 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 1.6 steals and 1.6 blocks in seven road games. She has hit 53.3 percent of her field goals. Rebecca Greenwell owns averages of 10.0 points, 3.9 rebounds and 1.9 assists, while hitting 11-of-30 treys.
Greenwell From Downtown... Rebecca Greenwell owns 133 career three-pointers made as a freshman and sophomore to become the first Duke player to notch over 120 treys as an underclassman (Abby Waner had previous high with 118). Greenwell’s 133 treys have moved her into a tie for eighth on Duke’s all-time made three-pointers list. She needs 26 to move into a tie for seventh. The 61 treys by Greenwell this season is tied for 10th on Duke’s single season chart.
Duke Single Season Record Three-Point Field Goals Made 1. 87 Tricia Liston, 2013-14 2. 80 Tricia Liston, 2012-13 3. 72 Rebecca Greenwell, 2014-15 4. 68 Abby Waner, 2006-07 68 Jessica Foley, 2004-05 6. 65 Jasmine Thomas, 2010-11 65 Georgia Schweitzer, 2000-01 8. 63 Jasmine Thomas, 2009-10 9. 62 Nicole Erickson, 1998-99 10. 61 Rebecca Greenwell, 2015-16
Duke Career Record Three-Point Field Goals Made 1. 252 Tricia Liston, 2011-14 2. 222 Abby Waner, 2006-09 3. 202 Georgia Schweitzer, 1998-01 4. 180 Jasmine Thomas, 2008-11 5. 175 Jessica Foley, 2003-06 6. 171 Vicki Krapohl, 2001-04 7. 159 Jennifer Scanlon, 1993-96 8. 133 Kira Orr, 1994-97 133 Rebecca Greenwell, 2015-present 10.132 Hilary Howard, 1996-99