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Gameday Central: No. 3 Duke vs. No. 9 Maryland
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Release: 02/17/2014
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Game 26
No. 3/7 Duke vs. No. 9/9 Maryland
Monday, Feb. 17 l 7 p.m.
Durham, N.C. l Cameron Indoor Stadium

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Setting the Scene
Taking the Big Monday stage for the second straight week, the third-ranked Duke women’s basketball team (22-3, 9-2 ACC) will host ninth-ranked Maryland (20-4, 8-3) on Feb. 17 at 7:00 p.m., in Cameron Indoor Stadium … The contest will be aired live on ESPN2 with Beth Mowins (PXP) and Stephanie White (Color) calling the action …  It will also be carried live on the Blue Devil IMG Sports Network on WDNC-AM 620 with Steve Barnes (PXP) and Morgan Patrick (Color) on the air … Duke is in the middle of a three-game homestand against three top-17 ranked opponents -- North Carolina (No. 17), Maryland (No. 9) and N.C. State (No. 10).

Play4Kay Initiative
Duke will take part in the “Play4Kay” initiative when the Blue Devils host Maryland and N.C. State next week … The Blue Devils will wear white uniforms with pink trim for both contests … All fans that wear pink to the Maryland game will get in for only $4.

A Look at Maryland
The Terrapins enter Monday with a 20-4 overall and 8-3 league mark.  Maryland has been led by Alyssa Thomas (18.6 points, 10.8 rebounds), S. Walker-Kimbrough (10.8 points, 3.0 rebounds) and Lexie Brown (8.8 points, 35 treys) … Maryland owns a 5-2 record in games played on the road and 3-2 in league contests.

The Series with Maryland
Duke and Maryland have met 79 times in school history with the series in favor of Duke, 40-39 … The Blue Devils have tallied a 21-13 all-time record in games played in Durham, N.C., including winners of five in a row … Blue Devil Head Coach Joanne P. McCallie has faced Maryland 17 times in her 22-year coaching career, while notching an overall record of 9-8 … 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 9-6 record against the Terrapins.