Game 18 l NCAA Tournament First Round
No. 8 Duke vs. Princeton
May 10, 2013 l 7:15 p.m.
Annapolis, Md. l Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium
No. 8 Duke Opens 2013 NCAA Tournament Against Princeton
Eighth-ranked Duke (12-5, 2-3 ACC) begins NCAA Tournament play Friday, May 10 with a first-round matchup against Princeton in Annapolis, Md. … The game is set for 7:15 p.m. at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium … The Tigers enter the tournament with a 10-6 record after falling to Dartmouth, 11-10, in two overtime periods in the Ivy League Tournament semifinals May 3.
Princeton Series History
Friday’s NCAA First Round contest marks the 17th all-time meeting between Duke and Princeton with the series tied, 8-8 ... The Blue Devils have won six of the last seven games in the series, including most recently in a 12-9 victory March 3, 2012 in Princeton, N.J. ... Princeton won the only previous NCAA Tournament contest between the two schools by a 9-8 score in three overtime periods on May 14, 2000.
Last Time We Met
The two squads last met in Princeton, N.J. March 3, 2012 with Duke collecting a 12-9 victory ... Sophomore Kerrin Maurer totaled five points on a career-high four goals and an assist while junior Molly Quirke added two goals and two assists ... The Blue Devils led Princeton in shots (25-19) and draw controls (15-8) in the win.
Duke in the NCAA Tournament
Duke earned the program’s 16th consecutive appearance in the NCAA Tournament ... The Blue Devils own an all-time record of 17-15 in the tournament while making six trips to the national semifinals (1999, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2011) ... Duke is one of seven schools with consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances of five or more years, joining Maryland (23), Virginia (17), Northwestern (9), North Carolina (8), Pennsylvania (6) and Massachusetts (5) ... Under the direction of head coach Kerstin Kimel, the program owns an all-time record of 11-3 in NCAA first round action.