Duke Notes: With the Duke Victory… • Improved to 28-6 overall and advanced to the NCAA Tournament second round for the 20th straight season. • Will next play the winner of the DePaul/Oklahoma contest in the NCAA second round on Monday, March 24 at 6:30 p.m. • Moved to 22-0 all-time in NCAA Tournament first round games. • Won its 19th-straight NCAA Tournament contest in Cameron Indoor Stadium. • Notched its 132nd consecutive home court win against an unranked opponent. • Won its 65th straight game at home against an unranked non-conference opponent. • Coach P won her 11th consecutive NCAA Tournament first round victory. • Moved to 2-0 all-time against Winthrop in the overall series and 24-5 all-time against teams from the Big South. • Is now 54-21 in NCAA Tournament play over 22 appearances. • Blue Devils own a 20-7 all-time record as a No. 2 seed (eight apperances). • Coach P moved to 26-17 all-time in the NCAA Tournament and 16-6 at Duke.
Duke Player Notes: Junior Ka'lia Johnson • Had six points, five rebounds, three assists, one block and one steal in 31 minutes. • Made her fourth straight and fourth career start, including first career NCAA Tournament start.
Senior Tricia Liston • Scored a team-high 20 points, hitting 6-of-11 field goals. • With her four three-pointers today, now owns 25 in NCAA Tournament play ranking second on Duke’s career charts. • Scored 20 points on the day, moving her into seventh place on Duke’s single-season scoring list with 592 points. • Moved her Duke single-season record for three-pointers to 87. • Her 87 three-pointers this season ranks ninth on the ACC season charts. • Has now hit 252 career three-pointers to rank tied seventh on the ACC career list. • Scored 20 or more points for the 16th time this season and 29th time in her career.
Senior Haley Peters • Had 11 points, six rebounds, six assists, five steals and one block in 30 minutes. • Tied a career high with six assists. • Her five steals was a career high.
Junior Elizabeth Williams • Had 10 points, eight rebounds, four assists, three blocks and two steals. • With her three blocks, now owns 101 swats on the season marking the third straight year she has blocked at least 100 shots. • Owns 26 career blocks in NCAA Tournament play, ranking second on Duke’s charts. • With her eight rebounds on the day, moved into 10th place on Duke’s career rebounding list (880), passing Krystal Thomas (776).
Freshman Oderah Chidom • Had 17 points, four rebounds and one steal in 14 minutes. • Her 17 points was a career high. • Hit 6-of-8 field goals.
Freshman Kendall McCravey-Cooper • Totaled career highs in points (14) and rebounds (10). • Notched her first career double-double. • Hit all seven field goals (7-of-7).
Other Duke Notes… • Freshmen Oderah Chidom and Kendall McCravey-Cooper combined for 31 points and 14 rebounds. • Held a 49-23 advantage in rebounds. • Totaled a 42-6 advantage in the paint. • Scored 36 points off the bench, which is the second-most this season. • Hit 54.0 percent from the field, marking the 19th game this year the Blue Devils have hit 50.0 percent of her field goals or better. • Dished 21 assists • Held Winthrop to a season-low 45 points and suffered its worst loss of the season (42).
Winthrop Notes: • Winthrop made its first NCAA Tournament appearance in school history Saturday. • Winthrop head coach Kevin Cook concluded his second season at the helm with a 24-9 season record, and a 45-21 ledger over the last two years. • Winthrop starters: Schaquilla Nunn, Taylor Calvert, Dequesha McClanahan, Samiya Wright and Erica Williams.
Winthrop Player Notes: Dequesha McClanahan: • Dequesha McClanahan scored 22 points, her 12th consecutive double-digit game and the 31st time this season McClanahan scored over 10 points. • McClanahan concludes her career at Winthrop with 2,277 career points.
Samiya Wright: • Samiya Wright made a season-high four three-pointers, shooting 4-of-10 from beyond the three-point line. • Wright scored 12 points, her 19th game with 10 or more points.