Joanne P. McCallie and the Duke women’s basketball program released a portion of its 2012-13 Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) 18-game schedule on Thursday.DURHAM, N.C. –
The Blue Devils, who are coming off posting a 15-1 mark in league action a year ago, are set to play home-and-home contests with North Carolina, Boston College, Maryland, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest, Clemson and Miami.
Duke will also travel to Virginia and North Carolina State, while featuring home matches against Georgia Tech and Florida State. The league will once again host the ACC Championship in Greensboro, N.C., from March 7-10 at the Greensboro Coliseum.
Over the last five years under the direction of McCallie, Duke has produced a 60-12 record in ACC action to go along with three ACC regular season titles and two ACC Championships. Overall at Duke, McCallie has collected a 141-32 mark, 70-4 record at home, five NCAA Tournament appearances, including three NCAA Elite Eight placements and two ACC Coach of the Year honors. The Blue Devils have won three straight ACC regular season titles and have collected a 39-5 record in league action the last three years.
Duke will enter the 2012-13 campaign with a 30-game winning streak in Cameron Indoor Stadium against league opponents. The Blue Devils have lost only one contest at home over the last three years.
The Blue Devils will also host the NCAA Tournament first and second rounds on March 24 and 26, 2013. The full 2012-13 schedule for the Blue Devils will be officially released in early September by the ACC.
Duke is coming off registering a 27-6 overall record last season and returns four starters -- Chelsea Gray, Elizabeth Williams, Haley Peters and Tricia Liston -- as Coach P enters her sixth season with the Blue Devils. The 2012-13 Duke roster features 89 percent of its scoring from a year ago as the team only lost two seniors, Shay Selby and Kathleen Scheer. The Blue Devils return a total of 10 letterwinners.
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