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Date/Time:....................Sunday, March 24, 2013 at 12:05 pm
Location/Venue:...............Durham, N.C. (Cameron Indoor Stadium - 9,314)
Where to Watch:...............ESPN2
Radio:........................Blue Devil IMG - WDNC AM 620 (Steve Barnes, Morgan Patrick)
Series Record:................Duke leads 4-0
Last Meeting:.................March 20, 2010 - Duke 72, Hampton 37
Record:.......................30-2, 17-1 (ACC)
Ranking:......................#5 (AP), #5 (USA Today)
Head Coach:...................Joanne P. McCallie (21st Year)
Record at Duke:.......171-34 (6th Year)
ACC Record:...........78-13 (6th Year)
Overall Record:.......487-182 (21st Year)
Record:.......................28-5, 16-0 (MEAC)
Ranking:......................#NR (AP), #NR (USA Today)
Head Coach:...................David Nix (38th Year)
Overall Record:...............99-29 (4th Year)
Record at Hampton:............same
Setting the Scene...
Fifth-ranked and second-seeded Duke (30-2) will kick off the 2013 NCAA Tournament on Sunday, March 24 as the Blue Devils will host 15th-seeded Hampton (28-5) in Cameron Indoor Stadium at 12:05 p.m. Sunday’s contest will be shown on ESPN2 with Joe Davis (PXP) and Debbie Antonelli (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 Oklahoma State versus 10th-seeded DePaul at approximately 2:30 p.m., on Sunday. The winners of both games will then play in the second round at 7:00 p.m., in Cameron.
Duke is playing in its 19th straight NCAA Tournament.
The Blue Devils boast a 16-game winning streak at home in NCAA Tournament games and an 18-game overall winning streak dating back to last season. Duke holds a 19-game winning streak in NCAA Tournament first round games.
A Look at Hampton...
Hampton enters the NCAA Tournament with an overall record of 28-5, including a perfect 16-0 mark in conference play after topping Delaware State, Coppin State and Howard en route to its fourth consecutive Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) championship. The Lady Pirates enter the tournament with a 19-game win streak, dating back to a Dec. 30 meeting with Virginia Tech in which Hampton fell 55-45. Keiara Avant (16.1 points, 10.2 rebounds), Nicole Hamilton (12.2 points, 4.7 rebounds) and Olivia Allen (11.8 points, 2.4 rebounds) lead the way for the Lady Pirates this season.
Head coach David Six is in his fourth season at the helm of the program, tallying a 99-29 record. Six, a native of Brooklyn, N.Y., has compiled a 58-6 record in conference play during his tenure at Hampton, including four consecutive conference championships.
The Series with Hampton...
Duke and Hampton will meet for the fifth time in school history with Duke holding a perfect 4-0 record, including a meeting in the first round of the 2010 NCAA Tournament where the Blue Devils cruised past the Lady Pirates, 72-37.
Duke has won the previous four meetings against Hampton by a combined 139 points, an average of 34.8 points per game. Blue Devil head coach Joanne P. McCallie will face Hampton for the second time in her career, winning her only meeting with the Lady Pirates in the 2010 NCAA Tournament.
NCAA Tournament Tidbits...
• The Basics...Duke is making its 19th consecutive and 20th overall trip to the NCAA Tournament. The Blue Devils have been seeded No. 2 for the seventh time in school history and for the fourth 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 49-19 in NCAA Tournament play and is 50-20 in all postseason action. The Blue Devils have hosted NCAA Tournament games 11 times out of 20 appearances.
Duke previously hosted first and second round games in Cameron Indoor Stadium from 1998-2002, 2004, 2010 and 2011. The Blue Devils have won 16 consecutive games during NCAA Tournament play in Cameron. Overall, Duke owns an 18-2 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 made it to a regional in 14 out of the last 15 years, while Duke had advanced to 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 10 of the last 15 years, including three straight.
Duke also advanced to the Elite Eight in 1998, 2004 and 2005, the National Championship game in 1999 and 2006, the Final Four in 2002 and 2003, the Sweet 16 in 2000, 2001, 2007 and 2008. The Blue Devils own a 39-14 record in their last 53 NCAA Tournament games.
• The Coach...Head Coach Joanne P. McCallie is making her 17th appearance in the NCAA Tournament, including her 11th straight, while producing a 22-16 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 an 12-5 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 2013 tournament -- Katie Abrahamson-Henderson (Albany)
• The Seedings...The last 19 seasons Duke has been no lower than a No. 5 seed and a total of seven times Duke has been a No. 1 seed. 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 (21), followed by Connecticut (17), Louisiana Tech (10), Stanford (10) and Duke (7).
Storylines/Other Blue Devil Notes...
• Duke has never lost an NCAA Tournament first round contest, while totaling a 18-0 all-time record.
• Tricia Liston needs eight points to become the 29th player in Duke history to reach 1,000 career points. She has played in 97 games.
• Haley Peters averaged 17.0 points, 9.0 rebounds and 1.5 assists in the semifinals and championship of the ACC Tournament. She hit 15-of-22 field goals.
• Duke was averaging 12.8 steals a game prior to the Chelsea Gray injury and in the seven games since the Blue Devils are averaging only 7.7. Duke’s turnovers forced has also dropped from 22.4 to 15.4. The Blue Devils have had more turnovers than their opponents in each of the last five contests.
• The Blue Devils have earned one of the top eight seeds in 11 out of the last 12 years in the NCAA Tournament and are coming off back-to-back Elite Eight appearances.
• Elizabeth Williams has notched double-figure scoring in 20 consecutive games entering the NCAA Tournament.
• Duke is 22-0 when scoring 70 or more points this season.
• Duke has registered its 10th 30-win season over the last 13 years. The Blue Devils have notched 15 straight years with 25 or more wins.
• Haley Peters owns a team-best 10 games with 10 or more rebounds.
• Duke’s 33.7 field goal percentage defense ranks as the tied for third-best in school history (33.4 percent in 2004-05).
• Richa Jackson has averaged 8.1 points, 5.1 rebounds and 1.3 steals over the last eight games.
• The Blue Devils own the top two three-point field goal percentage leaders in the ACC -- Chloe Wells (49.1) and Tricia Liston (47.6).
• Duke has won 23 straight games when scoring 80 or more points, dating back to the 2008-09 campaign.
• As a team, Duke is first in three-point field goal percentage (42.2) and fourth in field goal percentage (46.1).
• Duke boasts three players ranking in the top 10 nationally -- Elizabeth Williams in blocks (10th, 2.8), Chelsea Gray in steals (5th, 3.6) and Tricia Liston in three-point field goal percentage (3rd, 47.6).
• Duke is averaging 75.6 points this season, which is the second most for a Blue Devil squad since 2005-06 with an 86.0 ledger. The most for a Coach P squad in her previous five years was 75.2 in 2008-09.
• After holding Virginia Tech to 33 points on Feb. 14, head coach Joanne P. McCallie has held 23 different opponents to under 40 points since arriving at Duke in 2007-08.
• The Blue Devils registered a 3.3 grade-point average in the fall semester, which included five student-athletes with above a 3.5 GPA. A total of 11 Blue Devils had a 3.0 or better.
• The Blue Devils own four different student-athletes hitting over 40.0 percent or better from downtown -- Chloe Wells (49.1), Tricia Liston (47.6), Haley Peters (46.2) and Chelsea Gray (40.7).
• The Blue Devils have won an ACC-record 39 straight games in Cameron Indoor Stadium against ACC opponents. Duke has not lost an ACC contest at home since Maryland posted a 76-69 win on Feb. 17, 2008. Coach P is 41-2 at home against ACC opponents in her six years at Duke.
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Blue Devils vs. the MEAC...
Duke owns an all-time record of 13-0 against teams from the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference -- Florida A&M (1-0), Hampton (4-0), Howard (2-0), Md.-Eastern Shore (1-0), Morgan State (1-0), Norfolk State (1-0), N.C. Central (2-0) and N.C. A&T (1-0).
Head coach Joanne P. McCallie owns a 4-0 mark versus teams from the MEAC.
Duke sophomore Elizabeth Williams played AAU hoops with Hampton junior Alyssa Bennett for Boo Williams. Williams is from Virginia Beach, Va., and Bennett is from Hampton, Va.
Blue Devil assistant coach and Duke alum Joy Cheek’s mom and sister each attended Hampton.
Two of the top defenses in the nation will hit the hardwood on Sunday as Hampton leads the nation with a 47.2 scoring defense, while Duke ranks 25th nationally (53.1). The Lady Pirates are also second nationally with a 31.6 field goal percentage defense and the Blue Devils are ninth (33.7).
Hampton has not allowed an opponent to score over 60 points since Nov. 24 in a 70-59 loss to Florida Gulf Coast University.
Jones Stepping Up Big Time...
Since All-America Chelsea Gray was injured, freshman Alexis Jones has stepped up for the Blue Devils. Over the last six games, Jones has scored double-figures in each, while averaging 17.2 points, 6.2 assists and 5.3 rebounds. She has hit 9-of-16 treys during that stretch for a 56.3 percentage.
In the ACC Tournament, Jones was named MVP after averaging 17.7 points, 6.0 assists, 5.0 rebounds and 1.3 steals. She hit 60.0 percent of her field goals and 66.7 percent from downtown. Jones became just the third freshman in ACC history to be named ACC Tournament MVP - Monique Currie of Duke (2002), Deanna Tate of Maryland (1986).
Against UNC in the ACC Championship, Jones notched a career-high 24 points, eight rebounds, three assists and four steals.
Jones entered the ACC Tournament being named the ACC Rookie of the Week in back-to-back weeks and earning All-ACC Freshman team honors.
In the Duke single-season freshman record books, Jones ranks tied for sixth in steals (58) and third in assists (118). She became one of only six freshman in Duke history to notch 100 assists in a season – Wanisha Smith, Lindsey Harding, Alana Beard, Abby Waner and Robin Baker.
Wins In the NCAA Tournament...
Duke has posted the third-best win total in the last 16 years of the NCAA Tournament. The Blue Devils own 45 victories and rank only behind Connecticut (66), Tennessee (57) and Stanford (47).
Overall, Duke’s 49 wins in the NCAA Tournament rank sixth all-time -- Tennessee (112), Connecticut (85), Stanford (69), Louisiana Tech (65), Georgia (52), Duke (49), Purdue (44) and North Carolina (41).
The Blue Devils are one of only five teams competing in their 19th straight NCAA Tournament-- Tennessee (32), Stanford (26), UConn (25), Duke (19) and Georgia (19).
Duke As a No. 2 Seed...
The Blue Devils are a No. 2 seed for the seventh time in school history, including the last four straight years. Duke owns an all-time record of 16-6 when seeded No. 2. The Blue Devils previously earned No. 2 seeds in the 1998, 2000, 2005, 2010, 2011 and 2012 tournaments. Joanne P. McCallie has led a team to a No. 2 seed for the fourth time in her coaching career.
Coach P in Elite Company...
Blue Devil Head Coach Joanne P. McCallie is one of only 20 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 (Georgetown), Toyelle Wilson (Prairie View), Courtney Banghart (Princeton) and Coquese Washington (Penn State) played and led her team to the 2012 NCAA Tournament.
Coach P led Northwestern to the tournament in 1987 and also coached 14 different teams as a head coach.
Duke Versus The Field...
Duke notched a 11-2 record against teams in 2012-13 who received invitations to the NCAA Tournament – California (1-0), Connecticut (0-1), Florida State (2-0), Maryland (2-0), Miami (1-1), Michigan (1-0), North Carolina (3-0) and St. John’s (1-0). The Blue Devils played one No. 1 seed (UConn), one No. 2 seed (California), one No. 3 seed (North Carolina) and one No. 4 seed (Maryland).
Duke Players in the NCAA Tournament...
In four contests a year ago, Tricia Liston averaged 18.8 points, 4.3 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 1.5 steals. She hit 9-of-14 three-pointers for a 64.3 percentage and hit 27-of-42 field goals (64.3%). Liston scored 22 points versus Samford and 23 points at Vanderbilt. She has hit 11-of-19 three-pointers in eight career NCAA contests (57.9%).
Dealing with a stress fracture in her right lower leg during her first NCAA Tournament, Elizabeth Williams averaged 11.5 points, 4.3 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 1.8 blocks and 1.0 steals. She scored double-digits in each of the four games.
Haley Peters has appeared in eight NCAA games and started six of those. She owns career averages of 9.8 points and 5.6 rebounds. Peters has hit 51.7 percent of her field goals in those games, while draining 11-of-12 free throws.
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