Tricia Liston earned the Ronald McDonald House Charities Duke Student-Athlete of the Week, after leading the fifth-ranked Blue Devil women’s basketball team three victories this past week.DURHAM, N.C. – Duke University junior
Liston came off the bench on Sunday against Wake Forest and turned in
the best game of her career by scoring a career-high 29 points, after
starting point guard and All-America Chelsea Gray
went down with a knee injury. A product of River Forest, Ill., Liston
scored nine of Duke’s final 13 points to lead the Blue Devils to the
81-70 victory over the Demon Deacons. With Duke leading 69-67 with 3:07
left, she drained her fifth three-pointer of the day to put the game
out of reach.
The 6-1 guard earned the espnW National Player of the Week on Monday for her efforts.
In the contest, Liston also pulled down nine rebounds, hit a career-high
8-of-9 free throws and her five three-pointers made tied a career
high. She scored 21 of her 29 points in the second half. Liston
entered the week ranking third nationally in three-point field goal
Duke registered a 3-0 record on the week with other victories over
seventh-ranked Maryland and a road win at Virginia Tech. Liston
averaged 18.0 points, 7.0 rebounds and 1.0 assists. She hit 8-of-13
three-pointers for a 61.5 percentage. On Monday against No. 7 Maryland,
Liston scored 17 points, had six rebounds and two steals as Duke took
down the Terrapins, 71-56.
Liston and the Blue Devils improved to 24-1 overall and 14-0 in the ACC
to maintain a two-game lead in the league. Duke has now won an
ACC-record 37 straight ACC games in historic Cameron Indoor Stadium.
The Blue Devils will next host 19th-ranked Florida State on Friday, Feb. 22 at 6:30 p.m. The game will be aired live on RSN-TV.