Courtesy: Duke Sports Information Release: 03/31/2013
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#6 Seed Nebraska vs. #2 Seed Duke NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 Postgame Notes l March 31, 2013
With the Duke Victory… • Improved to 33-2 overall and advanced to the NCAA Tournament regional final in Norfolk, Va. Will face top-seeded Notre Dame on Tuesday, April 2 at 7:00 PM on ESPN. • Advanced to the regional final for the fourth straight year and the 11th time in school history. • Improved to 11-3 all-time in regional semifinal action. • Moved to 3-0 all-time against No. 6 seeds, while Coach is now 2-1 against No. 6 seeds. • The 33 wins for Duke is the most under Coach P in her six years and equals the most by a Coach P team in her 21 years (33 by Michigan State in 2004-05). • Improved to 21-9 all-time against Big Ten teams and 2-4 in the NCAA Tournament against those teams. • Improved to 10-1 this season against ranked opponents. • Moved to 52-19 all-time in the NCAA Tournament. • Coach P improved to 25-16 all-time in the NCAA Tournament and 15-5 while at Duke.
Freshman Alexis Jones • Nearly notched a triple-double with 14 points, nine rebounds and six assists in 35 minutes. • Owns 141 assists on the season, which is the second-most by a freshman at Duke.
Junior Tricia Liston • Totaled a team-high 17 points, while grabbing eight rebounds. • Played in her 100th career game. • Drained three three-pointers and has now hit 79 treys on the season. • Has attempted 170 three-pointers this season, which is the fifth-most by a Blue Devil in single-season history. • Notched double-digit scoring for the third straight NCAA Tournament game, 22nd time this season and 48th time in her career. • Hit all four of her free throws and has drained 26 straight free throws.
Junior Haley Peters • Became the 30th Duke player to reach 1,000 career points in the second half and now owns 1005. • Notched eight second half points and pulled down six rebounds.
Sophomore Elizabeth Williams • With her 10 points, is now only one point away from reaching 1,000 points in her career. • Blocked a season-high seven shots, which is the second-most by a Duke player in a NCAA Tournament game in school history. • Totaled double-figure scoring in the 23rd straight game this season. • Blocked a shot for the 68th straight game since arriving at Duke, which continues her ACC record streak. • Reached 100 blocked shots for the second straight year, after swatting seven on the day (104).
Other Duke Notes… • Went on a 12-0 run to conclude the first half as Duke lead 23-18. • Was outrebounded 27-20 in the first half, but turned it around in the second half with a 26-18 advantage. Finished the game with a 46-45 advantage. • Blocked 10 shots in the game and owns 181 swats this season, which ranks ninth on Duke’s single-season charts. • Attempted only nine free throws and made seven of them. All were in the second half. • The 32.8 field goal percentage is a season low. • The bench was held to zero points for the first time this season. • Turned the ball over only nine times, which is the second-fewest turnovers this season.