No. 2 Duke at No. 17 Oklahoma
Sunday, Dec. 8 • 4 p.m.
Norman, Okla. • Lloyd Noble Center
DURHAM, N.C. – The second-ranked Duke women’s basketball team (9-0) will take senior Richa Jackson home this weekend as the Blue Devils travel to 17th-ranked Oklahoma (6-2) on Sunday, Dec. 8 at 4:00 p.m. (EST). The contest will be played at the Lloyd Noble Center in Norman, Okla., and will be aired live on Fox Sports 1.
Calling the contest for FS1 will be Ron Thulin (PXP) and Brenda VanLengen (Color). 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.
Duke head coach Joanne P. McCallie will be going for her 500th career win in the contest.
A Look at Oklahoma…
Oklahoma enters the contest on Sunday with a 6-2 overall record and features five double-digit scorers -- Aaryn Ellenberg (19.3 points), Sharane Campbell (14.5 points), Nicole Griffin (11.9 points), Kaylon Williams (10.9 points) and Morgan Hook (10.4 points).
So far this season, the Sooners are 6-1 at home with the lone loss coming to Louisville, 97-92, in overtime..
Duke Versus the Big 12…
Duke owns an all-time record of 17-3 against teams from the Big 12 Conference -- Baylor (0-1), Iowa State (2-0), Kansas (1-0), Kansas State (1-0), Oklahoma (0-1), Oklahoma State (4-0), TCU (2-0), Texas (3-1), Texas Tech (2-0) and West Virginia (2-0).
Coach P owns a 7-7 mark versus teams from the Big 12 and this will be her second meeting against Oklahoma. The only other contest was on Dec. 21, 2005 as her Michigan State squad won 80-60.
Last Time We Met…
In the 2002 NCAA Final Four, Oklahoma defeated Duke, 86-71, to advance to the NCAA Championship game.
Rosalind Ross scored a career-high 26 points for Oklahoma, hitting 4-of-8 three-pointers and grabbing 10 rebounds for the Sooners, who rushed out to an early lead and held off Duke’s second half rally.
Iciss Tillis scored 19 to lead Duke, which cut an 18-point deficit to two in the second half but couldn’t take the lead before the Sooners pulled away late with a 22-5 run.