Date/Time:...................Monday, Feb. 11 at 7:00 PM
Location/Venue:..............Durham, N.C. (Cameron Indoor Stadium)
Where to Watch:..............ESPN2
Radio:.......................Blue Devil IMG - WDNC-AM 620 (Steve Barnes, Morgan Patrick)
Series Record:...............Maryland leads 39-38
Last Meeting:................Feb. 19, 2012 - Maryland 63, Duke 61
Record:......................21-1, 11-0 (ACC)
Ranking:.....................#5 (AP), #4 (USA Today)
Head Coach:..................Joanne P. McCallie (21st Year)
Record at Duke:......162-33 (6th Year)
ACC Record:..........72-12 (6th Year)
Overall Record:......478-181 (21st Year)
Record:......................19-3, 10-1 (ACC)
Ranking:.....................#7 (AP), #7 (USA Today)
Head Coach:..................Brenda Frese (11th Year)
Overall Record:..............328-119 (14th Year)
Record at Maryland:..........271-89 (11th Year)
Setting the Scene...
Cameron Indoor Stadium will be the host of yet another top 10 matchup on Monday, Feb. 11 as the fifth-ranked Duke women’s basketball team (21-1, 11-0 ACC) will host seventh-ranked Maryland (19-3, 10-1) at 7:00 p.m., on ESPN2.
Calling the action for ESPN2 will be Pam Ward (PXP) and Rebecca Lobo (Color). The game will 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. The audio is also available live at www.GoDuke.com.
The Blue Devils are in a stretch of playing four games in 10 days, which started on Friday at Virginia.
Storylines/Other Blue Devil Notes...
• The Blue Devils have won 35 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 37-2 at home against ACC opponents in her six years at Duke.
• Duke’s 14-game winning streak in Cameron Indoor Stadium ranks as the tied for fifth-best in the NCAA as far as current streaks.
• Duke’s Chelsea Gray and Maryland’s Alyssa Thomas are two of nine student-athletes who have notched triple-doubles this season.
• Duke and Maryland will face each other as top 10 teams for the fourth straight time and the 12th time since 2006. In those contests, Duke leads the series, 6-5.
• Junior Haley Peters played AAU basketball with Maryland’s Katie Rutan on the Philadelphia Belles.
• Over the last five years, Duke owns a 9-2 record against top 10 teams with both losses coming to UConn.
• Duke boasts three players ranking in the top 10 nationally -- Elizabeth Williams in blocks (8th, 3.0), Chelsea Gray in steals (3rd, 3.8) and Tricia Liston in three-point field goal percentage (3rd, 48.4) - through games of Feb. 7.
• Elizabeth Williams has notched double-figure scoring against 24 consecutive ACC opponents.
• The Blue Devils own the top two three-point field goal percentage leaders in the ACC -- Chloe Wells (55.6) and Tricia Liston (47.9). In ACC games only, they also rank No. 1 - Wells (51.9) and Liston (45.1).
• Duke and UConn are the only schools in the nation with three different players ranking in the top 10 of different NCAA statistics.
• Haley Peters has averaged 13.8 points, 8.0 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 1.5 steals over the last four games. She has hit 53.3 percent of her field goals.
• Coach P collected her 250th career conference victory on Feb. 8 at Virginia over her 21 years. She now owns a record of 250-82 in the ACC, Big Ten, America East and North Atlantic.
• Duke has won 21 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 (43.7) and fifth in steals (13.1) nationally through games of Feb. 7.
• The Blue Devils drained a season-high 11 three-pointers at UNC on Feb. 3 and have hit 33 treys the last four games for a 47.1 percentage (33 of 70).
• Duke has notched at least 10 league wins for the 16th straight year.
• In ACC games only, the Blue Devils lead the league with a 47.8 scoring defense and 31.6 field goal percentage defense.
• Chelsea Gray has swiped 23 steals the last five games for an average of 4.6.
• Elizabeth Williams is averaging 8.3 points and hitting 56.3 percent of her field goals in the second half this season.
• Duke is averaging 25.9 points off turnovers this season.
• The Blue Devils have averaged 22.2 points off the bench the last five contests.
• Chelsea Gray is averaging 4.3 steals in ACC games to lead the league.
• Over the last two years, Duke is 18-0 when Chelsea Gray dishes seven or more assists. The Blue Devils are also 5-5 when Gray attempts 14 or more field goals.
• Elizabeth Williams has blocked at least one shot in every collegiate game she has played - 55 straight. The streak is tied for the best in school history along with Alison Bales’ 55 in 2003-05. Dating back to high school, Williams has blocked a shot in 73 straight games as she closed her H.S. career with blocks in 19 consecutive contests.
• Chelsea Gray leads Duke with 14 charges taken on the season. Gray has 31 for her career. She has moved into a tie for fourth place on Duke’s all-time charges taken list. • Elizabeth Williams is second in the league with a 57.4 field goal percentage in ACC games only.
• Chelsea Gray has moved into sixth place on Duke’s all-time steals chart with 241 steals. Gray needs 20 steals to move into a tie for fifth on the list.
• Duke is averaging 76.4 points this season, which is the 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 a school-record low of 26 points on Jan. 16, head coach Joanne P. McCallie has held 22 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.
• Following Richa Jackson’s 16-point effort at Boston College, Duke now features 10 Blue Devils who have posted double-figure scoring at least one time this season.
• Duke has hit 50.0 percent or better from the field in seven different games.
• The Blue Devils own four different student-athletes hitting over 40.0 percent or better from downtown -- Chelsea Gray (41.3), Tricia Liston (47.9), Haley Peters (47.1) and Chloe Wells (55.6).
• Tricia Liston had her streak of 18 straight games with at least one three-pointer come to an end at N.C. State on Jan. 3. It was the longest streak since Georgia Schweitzer hit treys in 25 straight games in 2000-01.
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A Look at Maryland...
The Terrapins enter Monday’s matchup with an overall record of 19-3 after topping Wake Forest, 73-63, on Friday evening. The squad is in the midst of a nine-game win streak, including four consecutive wins on the road. The Terrapins have tallied a perfect 11-0 record at home this season, but own an 8-3 mark when away from College Park, Md.
Tianna Hawkins (19.6 points, 9.9 rebounds), Alyssa Thomas (17.1 points, 10.3 rebounds) and Alicia DeVaughn (8.6 points, 6.6 rebounds) lead the way for the Terrapins this season.
Head coach Brenda Frese is in her 11th year at the helm of the program, after leading the Terps to a 31-5 record last season and an appearance in the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament. In her time at Maryland, Frese has led the Terps to a national championship in 2006, nine winning seasons, eight-straight 20-win seasons and four 30-win campaigns.
The Series with Maryland...
Duke and Maryland have met 77 times in school history with the Terps leading the series, 39-38. The Blue Devils have tallied a 13-2 record in games played in Cameron Indoor Stadium dating back to Feb. 1, 1999 and have won four in a row in Durham.
Duke owns an all-time record of 20-13 against Maryland in Cameron Indoor Stadium.
Blue Devil Head Coach Joanne P. McCallie has faced Maryland 15 times in her 21-year coaching career, while notching an overall record of 7-8. In 2005, McCallie’s Michigan State team fell 75-61 in the Paradise Jam on Nov. 25, 2005. The Spartans traveled to Maryland on Jan. 6, 2007, and lost 97-57. Since taking the Duke job, McCallie has posted a 7-6 record against the Terrapins.
Maryland head coach Brenda Frese owns an all-time record of 0-9 in games played in Cameron Indoor Stadium. The last win at Duke for the Terrapins was on Feb. 17, 2008 as Maryland won 76-69, but Frese was not at the game due to the birth of her twins.
Blue Devils Versus Maryland...
Over her last two contests against Maryland, Chelsea Gray has averaged 16.5 points, 7.0 assists, 4.0 rebounds and 2.0 steals. She notched 11 assists and 17 points in the meeting in Durham a season ago.
In two contests as a freshman, Elizabeth Williams averaged 17.5 points, 7.5 rebounds, 2.5 blocks, 1.5 assists and 1.0 steals. She has hit 50.0 percent of her field goals.
In the meeting last season in Durham, Haley Peters notched 21 points, five rebounds, one assist and one steal in 32 minutes. She hit 10-of-12 field goals. Tricia Liston has hit only 3-of-11 three-point field goals in four career games against the Terrapins.
20 Wins Once Again...
With Duke’s victory at UNC on Feb. 3, Duke registered its 16th consecutive 20-win season and the 18th out of the last 19 years. Head Coach Joanne P. McCallie owns 17 different 20-win seasons over her 21-year coaching career and 10 straight.
Looking at the national scene, Tennessee owns a 36-year streak of reaching 20 wins, while Connecticut is second (20) and Duke’s 16 straight years is third.
The ACC record for most consecutive 20-win seasons is 15 by Duke.
Gray Nearing 1,000 Points...
Blue Devil junior Chelsea Gray needs six points to become the 28th player in Duke history to reach 1,000 career points. She owns 996 points in 89 games.
If Gray nets 1,000 points against Maryland on Monday, she will be the 10th-quickest Blue Devil to reach 1,000 points in 90 games.
Undefeated in League Play...
Duke is now 11-0 in ACC action, which is the fourth-best start in ACC history. The Blue Devils have notched undefeated 16-0 records in ACC play in 2001-02 and 2002-03, while notching an undefeated 14-0 mark in 2006-07. Other top starts were in 13-0 (1998-99), 8-0 (2003-04 & 2011-12), 7-0 (2005-06 & 2010-11) and 6-0 (2009-10).
The Blue Devils have started 11-0 for the second straight year as Duke was 13-0 last season before falling at Maryland.
Best ACC Starts in League History
16-0 - Duke (2002-03, 2001-02), Virginia (1994-95)
14-0 - UNC (2007-08), Duke (2006-07), UVA (1990-91)
13-0 - Duke (1998-99, 2011-12), UNC (1996-97)
11-0 - Duke (2012-13)
10-0 - Maryland (1991-92)
9-0 - UNC (2005-06), UVA (1986-87), NCSU (1979-80, 1977-78)
8-0 - UNC (2006-07), Duke (2003-04), UVA (1985-86)
Top ACC Teams to Hit Hardwood...
Two of the top teams in the ACC will hit the hardwood on Monday with 11-0 Duke and 10-1 Maryland. The Blue Devils hold a one game lead over the Terrapins with North Carolina in third at 9-2. A win for the Blue Devils would give Duke a two-game lead with seven league contests remaining.
At Home This Season...
Duke owns a 10-0 overall record at home in Cameron Indoor Stadium this season. Four Blue Devils are averaging double-figure scoring -- Elizabeth Williams (14.9), Tricia Liston (14.8), Chelsea Gray (12.8) and Haley Peters (12.3).
The Blue Devils are hitting 47.5 percent from the field and 39.5 from downtown in those contests.
Duke is forcing 24.5 turnovers a game and holding opponents to only 43.8 points a game.
Against Ranked Opponents...
In four games against ranked opponents this season, Elizabeth Williams (13.0), Haley Peters (11.3) and Tricia Liston (11.3) have averaged double-figure scoring.
Duke has hit 41.8 percent of its field goals and 53.7 percent from three-point land in those games. Chelsea Gray has averaged 5.8 assists and 2.3 steals in four games. Chloe Wells has hit 8-of-11 treys against ranked foes for a 72.7 percentage.