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Duke hosts Winthrop Saturday at 11 am in Cameron
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Duke hosts Winthrop Saturday at 11 am in Cameron
WBB Game Notes NCAA First - Winthrop (March 22)
Saturday 03/20/2014  -  Duke Sports Information
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Game Information
What…………………………..NCAA Tournament First Round
…………………………………vs. Winthrop
Date……………………………Saturday, March 22, 2014
Time…………………………..11:00 a.m.
Location………………………Durham, N.C.
Venue………………………..Cameron Indoor Stadium
Where to Watch……………ESPN2
………………………………..Mark Jones (PXP), LaChina Robinson
Radio…………………………Blue Devil IMG - WDNC-AM 620
…………………………………Steve Barnes (PXP), Morgan Patrick (Color)
Live Stats……………………www.GoDuke.com
Series Record………………Duke leads 1-0
Last Meeting    ………………..Dec. 9, 1986 - DU 80, Winthrop 45


Setting the Scene...
    Ninth-ranked and second-seeded Duke (27-6) will kick off the 2014 NCAA Tournament on Saturday, March 22 as the Blue Devils will host 15th-seeded Winthrop (24-8) in Cameron Indoor Stadium at 11:00 a.m.  Saturday’s contest will be shown on ESPN2 with Mark Jones (PXP) and LaChina Robinson (Color) calling the action.  
    It will also be aired live on the Blue Devil IMG Sports Network on WDNC-AM 620 with Steve Barnes (PXP) and Morgan Patrick (Color) on the air.
    Cameron Indoor Stadium will also host seventh-seeded DePaul versus 10th-seeded Oklahoma at approximately 1:30 p.m., on Saturday as part of the Lincoln Region.  The winners of both games will then play in the second round at 6:30 p.m., in Cameron, on Monday, March 24.
    Duke is playing in its 20th straight NCAA Tournament.  The Blue Devils boast an 18-game winning streak at home in NCAA Tournament games.  Duke holds a 20-game winning streak in NCAA Tournament first round games, while Joanne P. McCallie has led her teams to 10-straight opening round tournament wins.  
    The Blue Devils own a 131-game home court winning streak against home unranked opponents and a 64-game winning streak versus home unranked non-conference foes.

A Look at Winthrop...
    Winthrop received an automatic invitation to the NCAA Tournament, after claiming its first Big South Conference title with an 87-74 victory over High Point on Sunday, March 9.  The Eagles are led by Kevin Cook, who is in his second season as head coach at Winthrop.  On the season, Winthrop has been guided by three-time Big South Player of the Year Deque McClanahan (17.6 points, 6.5 rebounds), Erica Williams (15.6 points, 7.9 rebounds), Schaquilla Nunn (11.2 points, 9.9 rebounds) and Samiya Wright (10.4 points, 40 treys).  

The Series with Winthrop...
    Duke and Winthrop have met one time in school history with the Blue Devils posting an 80-45 win on Dec. 9, 1986 in Durham, N.C.

Duke Versus the Big South...
    The Blue Devils own a 23-5 overall record against teams from the Big South Conference -- Campbell (3-5), Charleston Southern (2-0), Gardner-Webb (1-0), Liberty (3-0), Presbyterian (1-0), UNC Asheville (9-0), Radford (3-0) and Winthrop (1-0).

Wins In the NCAA Tournament...
    Duke has posted the third-best win total in the last 17 years of the NCAA Tournament.  The Blue Devils own 48 victories and rank only behind Connecticut (72), Tennessee (60) and Stanford (49).
    Overall, Duke’s 52 wins in the NCAA Tournament rank sixth all-time -- Tennessee (115), Connecticut (91),  Stanford (71), Louisiana Tech (65), Georgia (55), Duke (52), Purdue (45), North Carolina (42) and LSU (41).
NCAA Tournament Tidbits...
    •  The Basics...Duke is making its 20th consecutive and 21st overall trip to the NCAA Tournament.  The Blue Devils have been seeded No. 2 for the eighth time in school history and for the fifth straight year.  Duke played in the postseason on two other occasions, making it to the Women’s NIT in 1986 and the NCAA Tournament in 1987.  
    Duke now owns an all-time record of 52-20 in NCAA Tournament play and is 53-21 in all postseason action.  The Blue Devils have hosted NCAA Tournament games 12 times out of 21 appearances.
    Prior to this season, Duke previously hosted first and second round games in Cameron from 1998-2002, 2004, 2010, 2011, 2013.  The Blue Devils have won 18 consecutive games during NCAA Tournament play in Cameron.  Overall, Duke owns a 20-1 record in NCAA Tournament action in Cameron Indoor Stadium.
    • The History...Each time Duke has been in the NCAA Tournament, it has won at least one game.  The Blue Devils have advanced to a regional in 15 out of the last 16 years.  Duke had reached at least the Sweet 16 in 11 consecutive years prior to a loss to Michigan State in 2008-09 in the second round.  Duke has made it to the Elite Eight in 11 of the last 16 years, including four straight (2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 1999, 1998).
    Duke also advanced to the Sweet 16 in 2000, 2001, 2007 and 2008, Elite Eight in 1998, 2004 and 2005, the Final Four in 2002 and 2003 and the National Championship game in 1999 and 2006.  The Blue Devils own a 42-15 record in their last 57 NCAA Tournament games.
    • The Coach...Head Coach Joanne P. McCallie is making her 18th appearance in the NCAA Tournament, including her 12th straight, while producing a 25-17 record.  While at Maine, she totaled a 1-6 record that included an upset victory over seventh-seeded Stanford (60-58) in 1999.  Her Maine squad was seeded 10th and then fell to Old Dominion on its home court, 72-62, in the second round.
    During her time at Michigan State, McCallie guided the Spartans to a 9-5 mark.  She led MSU to five straight appearances in the NCAA Tournament and won at least one game in four consecutive years. In 2005, McCallie’s squad had an incredible run through the tournament knocking off Alcorn State, USC, 18th-ranked Vanderbilt, top-ranked Stanford and third-ranked Tennessee before falling to fifth-ranked Baylor in the national championship game.  McCallie was awarded National Coach of the Year for her efforts.
    At Duke, McCallie owns a 15-6 record in the tournament.
    As a player, McCallie led Northwestern to the 1987 NCAA Tournament her senior year.  The Wildcats traveled to Louisiana Tech and lost, 82-60, in the first round.  Coach P is one of only 20 current head coaches in Division I who have both played and coached in the NCAA Tournament.
    McCallie has one member of her coaching tree that took her team to the 2014 tournament -- Katie Abrahamson-Henderson (Albany)
    • The Seedings...In the last 20 seasons, Duke has not been lower than a No. 5 seed and has been a No. 1  seed seven times.  The Blue Devils have been seeded no lower than third since 1998.  Duke’s seven No. 1 seeds rank as the fifth-most in NCAA Tournament history.  Leading the list is Tennessee (22), followed by Connecticut (18), Louisiana Tech (10), Stanford (10) and Duke (7).

Top Shooters in Durham...
    Three of the nations top three-point shooters will take the court in Cameron Indoor Stadium in the first round.  Tricia Liston (48.3, 83 treys) of Duke, Meghan Rogowski of DePaul (45.7, 101 treys) and Aaryn Ellenberg of Oklahoma (35.3, 85 treys).  Liston ranks second nationally in three-point field goal percentage and Rogowski is fifth.

Duke as a No. 2 Seed...
    The Blue Devils are a No. 2 seed for the eighth time in school history, including the last five straight years.  Duke owns an all-time record of 19-7 when seeded No. 2.  The Blue Devils previously earned No. 2 seeds in the 1998, 2000, 2005, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 tournaments.  Joanne P. McCallie has led a team to a No. 2 seed for the fifth time in her coaching career.  

Storylines/Other Blue Devil Notes...  
    •    Duke has never lost an NCAA Tournament first round contest, while totaling a 19-0 all-time record.  
    •    The Blue Devils have earned one of the top eight seeds in 12 out of the last 13 years in the NCAA Tournament and are coming off four straight Elite Eight appearances.
    •    Elizabeth Williams needs two blocks to reach 100 for the third straight season.  
    •    Over the last four games, Ka’lia Johnson has averaged 8.5 points, 4.5 rebounds and 2.5 assists, while hitting 48.0 percent from the field and 42.9 percent from downtown.
    •    Duke had its streak of 83 straight games with at least one three-pointer made come to an end in the ACC Championship game as the Blue Devils went 0-5.
    •    Duke has averaged 8.2 blocks over the last five games.  The Blue Devils set a new ACC Tournament record for blocked shots with 13 against Georgia Tech in the quarterfinals.  
    •    Tricia Liston (1,633) moved past Georgia Schweitzer (1,620) into eighth place on Duke’s all-time scoring list versus North Carolina.  She needs 71 to move into a tie with Jasmine Thomas for seventh.  
    •    Over the last five games, Oderah Chidom has averaged 7.4 points, 7.2 rebounds, 2.4 blocks and 1.4 steals.  She pulled down 13 rebounds in the quarterfinals against Georgia Tech, while hitting four key free throws late versus North Carolina.
    •    Tricia Liston has broken her own school record for three-pointers made as she owns 83, which snapped her record of 80 from last year.  She needs three to move into 10th place on the ACC single-season charts.
    • The Blue Devils rank No. 1 in strength of schedule by the Jeff Sagarin/CBN Women’s College Basketball Ratings.
    •    Elizabeth Williams has notched more blocks (98) than Duke’s opponents (85).  She has swatted 16 shots over the last four contests.
    •    Tricia Liston currently owns 572 points on the season to rank 10th on the Blue Devil single-season list.  She needs one point to move into ninth to tie Monique Currie (573).
    •    Tricia Liston is one of only two players in the nation that is hitting over 50.0 percent from the field, 45.0 percent from downtown and 85.0 percent from the free throw line (Haley Seibert, IPFW).  Liston’s 48.3 percent from downtown is the highest of any player in the tournament field.
    •    When looking at Duke’s six losses this season, three were to the No. 1 ranked RPI (Notre Dame), one to the No. 2 (Connecticut) and two to the No. 21 (North Carolina).  Only Duke, Louisville and South Carolina in the top 10 feature no bad losses (teams ranked lower than No. 21 in RPI) on the season.  
    •    With Chelsea Gray and Alexis Jones injured, the duo had combined for 270 of Duke’s 538 assists on the season.  
    •    Duke currently ranks No. 1 nationally with a 40.8 three-point field goal percentage. The Blue Devils led the NCAA last year with a 40.5 percentage.
    •    Tricia Liston’s 15 games with 20 or more points this season ranks tied third in the ACC behind Wake Forest’s Dearica Hamby (23) and Ty Marshall (16).
    •    Haley Peters has been named Capital One Academic All-America Third Team becoming just the fifth Blue Devil in school history to be selected Academic All-America.
    •     Elizabeth Williams has become just the sixth player in ACC history to register 300 blocks.  She owns 321 for her career, which ranks fifth on the league’s all-time charts.        
    •    Alexis Jones’ 5.3 assist average on the season ranks as the fourth-highest average in school history behind Chelsea Gray’s averages of 7.2 (2013-14), 6.1 (2011-12) and 5.4 (2012-13).
    •    Tricia Liston has become just the eighth player in Duke history to score over 1,500 points and pull down over 500 rebounds.  She has 1,633 points and 548 rebounds.  
    •    Two future Duke student-athletes have been named McDonald’s All-America -- Sierra Calhoun & Lynee Belton.
    •    Haley Peters and Elizabeth Williams have each been selected to the CoSIDA Academic All-District III first team.  Peters earned the honor for the second straight year.
    •    In the latest NCAA RPI, Duke was No. 4 with Notre Dame, UConn and Stanford taking the top three slots.  Tennessee, South Carolina, Baylor, Louisville, Purdue, and Kentucky rounded out the top 10.  
    •    The Blue Devils posted four wins on the road against ranked opponents, which tied a school record (2006-07, 1998-99).  
    •    The Blue Devils registered their 16th straight 25-win seasons.  The longest streak by other ACC teams is five by Notre Dame.  Duke has reached 10 league victories for the 17th straight season.  The streak is the longest in the ACC with the next closest being Miami (3).  
    •    Tricia Liston now owns an 85.7 career free throw percentage that ranks second all-time in the ACC to former Duke standout Nicole Erickson (88.0).
    •    The Blue Devils have held six teams to a season-low points -- USC Upstate (40), Kansas (40), Georgia Tech (47), Albany (51), Syracuse (53) and Vanderbilt (69).  Duke has held four different squads to under 30.0 percent shooting this season (Syracuse, Georgia Tech, Kansas and USC Upstate).
    •    Duke has scored 80 or more points in 16 of 33 contests.  The Blue Devils have won 39 straight games when scoring 80 or more points, dating back to the 2008-09 campaign.
    •    All five Blue Devil starters scored double-figures against Florida State, USC Upstate, Vanderbilt and Purdue.
    •    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).
    •     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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Wins In the NCAA Tournament...
    Duke has posted the third-best win total in the last 17 years of the NCAA Tournament.  The Blue Devils own 48 victories and rank only behind Connecticut (72), Tennessee (60) and Stanford (49).
    Overall, Duke’s 52 wins in the NCAA Tournament rank sixth all-time -- Tennessee (115), Connecticut (91),  Stanford (71), Louisiana Tech (65), Georgia (55), Duke (52), Purdue (45), North Carolina (42) and LSU (41).

Duke Players in the NCAA Tournament...
    Tricia Liston has competed in 12 NCAA Tournament contests and in those games has averaged 12.8 points, 3.8 rebounds and 1.5 steals.  Over the last two years, Liston has averaged 18.0 points, 5.3 rebounds and 2.0 steals.  She has hit 19-of-39 treys (48.7%) of her three-point field goals.  Liston has scored double-digits in eight consecutive NCAA games.
    Haley Peters has averaged 12.6 points, 8.5 rebounds, 1.1 steals and 1.0 assists the last two years.  In those games, Peters has hit 56.6 percent of her field goals.
    Elizabeth Williams owns career averages of 12.3 points, 6.3 rebounds and 2.9 blocks in the NCAAs.  

Coach P in Elite Company...
    Blue Devil Head Coach Joanne P. McCallie is one of only 22 current head coaches in NCAA Division I who have both played and coached in the NCAA Tournament.  Only McCallie, Kim Mulkey (Baylor), MaChelle Joseph (Georgia Tech),  Nikki Caldwell (LSU), Dawn Staley (South Carolina), Katie Abrahamson-Henderson (Albany), Amanda Butler (Florida), Terri Williams-Flournoy (Auburn), Courtney Banghart (Princeton), Michelle Clark-Heard (Western Kentucky), Jody Adams (Wichita State), Susie Gardner (Mercer), Sharon Baldwin-Tener (Georgia State), Cindy Griffin (Saint Joseph’s), Jason Flowers (Cal State Northridge), Cynthia Cooper (Southern Cal), Raegan Pebley (Fresno State), Stephanie Gaitley (Fordham), Brooke Stoehr (Northwestern State), Amy Williams (South Dakota), Jeff Judkins (BYU) and Coquese Washington (Penn State) played and led their team to the NCAA Tournament.
    Coach P led Northwestern to the tournament in 1987 and also coached 18 different teams as a head coach.   

Duke Versus The Field...
    Duke notched a 13-6 record against teams in 2014-14 who received invitations to the NCAA Tournament – Albany (1-0), California (1-0), Connecticut (0-1), Florida State (1-0), Georgia Tech (2-0), Kentucky (1-0), Maryland (1-0), Miami (1-0), North Carolina (1-2), NC State (1-0), Notre Dame (0-3), Oklahoma (1-0), Purdue (1-0) and Vanderbilt (1-0).  

Consecutive Appearances...
    The Blue Devils are one of only five teams competing in their 20th straight NCAA Tournament-- Tennessee (33), Stanford (27), UConn (26), Duke (20) and Georgia (20).

McCallie In Tournament Play...
    In her 22 years as a head coach, Joanne P. McCallie has taken 18 teams to the NCAA Tournament and produced an 25-17 record.  While at Maine, she totaled a 1-6 record that included an upset victory over seventh-seeded Stanford (60-58) in 1999.  Her Maine squad was seeded 10th and then fell to Old Dominion on its home court, 72-62, in the second round.
    During her time at Michigan State, McCallie guided the Spartans to a 9-5 mark.  She led MSU to five straight appearances in the NCAA Tournament and won at least one game four consecutive years.
    In 2005, McCallie’s squad had an incredible run through the tournament, knocking off Alcorn State, USC, 18th-ranked Vanderbilt, top-ranked Stanford and third-ranked Tennessee before falling to fifth-ranked Baylor in the national championship game.  McCallie was awarded National Coach of the Year for her efforts.
    As a player, McCallie led Northwestern to the 1987 NCAA Tournament her senior year.  The Wildcats traveled to Louisiana Tech and lost, 82-60, in the first round.
    In seven years at Duke so far, Coach P has led Duke to a 15-6 record in seven NCAA appearances.  McCallie has won at least one game in the NCAA Tournament in 10 consecutive years.


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