Courtesy: Duke Sports Information Release: 03/08/2013
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#8 Seed N.C. State vs. #1 Seed Duke
ACC Tournament Quarterfinals
Postgame Notes l March 8, 2013
With the Duke Victory…
• Improved to 28-2 overall and advances to the ACC Tournament semifinals.
• Moved to 3-1 all-time against No. 8 seeds in the tournament.
• Won 18 out of the last 19 opening rounds of the ACC Tournament.
• Coach P moved to 35-12 all-time in league tournament action and 11-3 in the ACC Tournament.
• Posted its 30th win in the ACC Tournament since the 2000 campaign.
• Improved to 32-7 all-time in the Greensboro Coliseum.
• Moved the all-time series against N.C. State to 58-67 in favor of the Wolfpack. Won eight out of the last nine games against N.C. State.
• Coach P improved to 7-3 all-time against the Wolfpack.
• Moved to 5-6 all-time against N.C. State in the ACC Tournament.
• Improved to 40-28 all-time in the ACC Tournament.
Freshman Alexis Jones
• Notched 17 points, eight assists and three rebounds in 35 minutes.
• Hit 6-of-8 field goals
• Registered double-figure scoring in her fourth straight game, which is a career best.
• With her eight assists, moved into fifth place on Duke’s single-season freshman assist list.
• Hit a career-high three three-pointers on four attempts.
• Totaled double-digits scoring for the 10th time this season.
Junior Tricia Liston
• Totaled her second career double-double with 26 points and 11 rebounds.
• Notched her fifth game this season with 20 or more points and 12th in her career.
• With her six three-pointers, moved into third place on Duke’s single-season three-point field goals made list (only 2 away from Duke record).
• Had a career-high six three-pointers on 10 attempts.
• Became just the sixth player in ACC history to hit six or more three-pointers in an ACC Tournament.
• Totaled 14 first half points as she drained 4-of-6 from downtown.
• Notched double-figure scoring in the 18th time this season and 44th time in her career.
Sophomore Elizabeth Williams
• Totaled 13 points, nine rebounds and three blocks.
• With her block in the opening minutes of the game, became the first player in ACC history to reach 200 blocks in her opening two years (had 199 coming into game).
• Notched double-digit scoring for the 17th straight game against an ACC opponent.
• Blocked a shot for the 63rd straight game since arriving at Duke.
Junior Richa Jackson
• Hit a career-high 6-of-8 free throws.
• Registered double-figure scoring for only the third time this season and first time since Jan. 13 against Wake Forest.
• Pulled down five rebounds.
Sophomore Ka’lia Johnson
• Hit her fourth career three-pointer and second this season in the first half.
• Pulled down four rebounds.
Other Duke Notes…
• Improved to 13-0 this season when having four or more players score double-figures.
• Hit a season-high 12 three-pointers on 21 attempts. Tied an ACC Tournament record with 12 treys, which is Duke’s own mark (Wake Forest in 2005).
• Outrebounded NCSU, 42-30.
• After having 29 turnovers in the last game against UNC, had only 15.
• Tied a season high with eight three-pointers in the first half (8-of-12).
• Scored the most points in the first half (42) since Chelsea Gray was injured against Wake Forest on Feb. 17. Previous high was 37 at Maryland on Feb. 24.
• Hit 17-of-22 from the free throw line, including 15-of-16 in the second half.
• Will next play in the ACC Tournament semifinals against fourth-seeded Florida State on Saturday, March 9 at 1:00 p.m.