Game Information What………………………….NCAA Tournament Second Round ………………………………..vs. No. 7 Seed DePaul Date………………………….Monday, March 24, 2014 Time………………………….6:30 p.m. Location……………………..Durham, N.C. Venue……………………….Cameron Indoor Stadium (9,314) Where to Watch……………ESPN2 ……………………………….Mark Jones (PXP), LaChina Robinson Radio…………………………Blue Devil IMG - WDNC-AM 620 ………………………………..Steve Barnes (PXP), Morgan Patrick (Color) Live Stats……………………www.GoDuke.com Series Record……………….Duke leads 2-1 Last Meeting ………………..March 27, 2011 - DU 70, DePaul 63
Setting the Scene... Coming off winning its 22nd straight NCAA Tournament first round contest, the ninth-ranked and second-seeded Duke women’s basketball team (28-6) will take on seventh-seeded and 23rd-ranked DePaul (28-6) Monday, March 24 in the second round at 6:30 p.m., in Cameron Indoor Stadium. Monday’s contest will be shown on ESPN2 with Mark Jones (PXP) and LaChina Robinson (Color) calling the action. It will also 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 winner of Monday’s contest will advance to the NCAA Sweet 16 in Lincoln, Nebraska for a game on March 29. If Duke advances to the regional, it would mark the 16th time out of the last 17 years. Duke is playing in its 20th straight NCAA Tournament. The Blue Devils boast a 19-game winning streak at home in NCAA Tournament games.
A Look at DePaul... DePaul is playing in the NCAA Tournament for the second straight year in Durham, N.C., and advanced to the second round with a 104-100 win over 10th-seeded Oklahoma. On the season, DePaul has posted a 28-6 overall record. Leading the Blue Demons has been Jasmine Penny (15.7 points, 5.3 rebounds), Megan Rogowski (15.6 points, 105 treys), Brittany Hrynko (12.7 points, 192 assists) and Chanise Jenkins (11.1 points, 47 treys). The Series with DePaul... The Blue Devils and DePaul have met three times in school history with Duke holding a 2-1 edge. The two teams last met in the quarterfinal round of the 2011 NCAA Tournament, with Duke topping 10th-ranked DePaul, 70-63. Other meetings were March 14, 1997 in the NCAA first round where Duke was seeded No. 5 and the Blue Demons were a No. 12 seed. Duke won the contest, 70-56, in Champaign, Ill. The first game was on Nov. 29, 1986 at DePaul with Duke falling, 78-72. Head coach Joanne P. McCallie has tallied a perfect 2-0 record against the Blue Demons.
Duke Versus the Big East... The Blue Devils own a 24-5 overall record against teams from the Big East Conference -- DePaul (2-1), Georgetown (4-0), Marquette (4-0), Providence (3-1), Seton Hall (4-2), St. John’s (3-0), Villanova (1-0) and Xavier (3-1).
Wins In the NCAA Tournament... Duke has posted the third-best win total in the last 17 years of the NCAA Tournament. The Blue Devils own 49 victories and rank only behind Connecticut (72), Tennessee (61) and Stanford (50). Overall, Duke’s 53 wins in the NCAA Tournament rank sixth all-time -- Tennessee (116), Connecticut (91), Stanford (72), Louisiana Tech (65), Georgia (55), Duke (53), Purdue (45), North Carolina (42) and LSU (41). NCAA Tournament Tidbits... • The Basics...Duke is making its 20th consecutive and 21st overall trip to the NCAA Tournament. The Blue Devils have been seeded No. 2 for the eighth time in school history and for the fifth straight year. Duke played in the postseason on two other occasions, making it to the Women’s NIT in 1986 and the NCAA Tournament in 1987. Duke now owns an all-time record of 53-20 in NCAA Tournament play and is 54-21 in all postseason action. The Blue Devils have hosted NCAA Tournament games 12 times out of 21 appearances. Prior to this season, Duke previously hosted first and second round games in Cameron from 1998-2002, 2004, 2010, 2011, 2013. The Blue Devils have won 19 consecutive games during NCAA Tournament play in Cameron. Overall, Duke owns a 21-1 record in NCAA Tournament action in Cameron Indoor Stadium. • The History...Each time Duke has been in the NCAA Tournament, it has won at least one game. The Blue Devils have advanced to a regional in 15 out of the last 16 years. Duke had reached at least the Sweet 16 in 11 consecutive years prior to a loss to Michigan State in 2008-09 in the second round. Duke has made it to the Elite Eight in 11 of the last 16 years, including four straight (2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 1999, 1998). Duke also advanced to the Sweet 16 in 2000, 2001, 2007 and 2008, Elite Eight in 1998, 2004 and 2005, the Final Four in 2002 and 2003 and the National Championship game in 1999 and 2006. The Blue Devils own a 43-15 record in their last 58 NCAA Tournament games. • The Coach...Head Coach Joanne P. McCallie is making her 18th appearance in the NCAA Tournament, including her 12th straight, while producing a 26-17 record. While at Maine, she totaled a 1-6 record that included an upset victory over seventh-seeded Stanford (60-58) in 1999. Her Maine squad was seeded 10th and then fell to Old Dominion on its home court, 72-62, in the second round. During her time at Michigan State, McCallie guided the Spartans to a 9-5 mark. She led MSU to five straight appearances in the NCAA Tournament and won at least one game in four consecutive years. In 2005, McCallie’s squad had an incredible run through the tournament knocking off Alcorn State, USC, 18th-ranked Vanderbilt, top-ranked Stanford and third-ranked Tennessee before falling to fifth-ranked Baylor in the national championship game. McCallie was awarded National Coach of the Year for her efforts. At Duke, McCallie owns a 16-6 record in the tournament. As a player, McCallie led Northwestern to the 1987 NCAA Tournament her senior year. The Wildcats traveled to Louisiana Tech and lost, 82-60, in the first round. Coach P is one of only 20 current head coaches in Division I who have both played and coached in the NCAA Tournament. McCallie has one member of her coaching tree that took her team to the 2014 tournament -- Katie Abrahamson-Henderson (Albany) • The Seedings...In the last 20 seasons, Duke has not been lower than a No. 5 seed and has been a No. 1 seed seven times. The Blue Devils have been seeded no lower than third since 1998. Duke’s seven No. 1 seeds rank as the fifth-most in NCAA Tournament history. Leading the list is Tennessee (22), followed by Connecticut (18), Louisiana Tech (10), Stanford (10) and Duke (7).
Liston Has DePaul Ties... Senior Tricia Liston is from River Forest, Ill., which is only 25 minutes from the DePaul campus. She grew up going to Blue Demon Head Coach Doug Bruno’s camps and her father, Brian, even played men’s basketball for Bruno at Loyola. DePaul was also one of her final three choices when it came down to choosing where she was going to play collegiate basketball. At Loyola, Bruno was the associate head coach during Brian Liston’s junior and senior campaigns. The head coach was Gene Sullivan and in those two years they went 30-27. In his sophomore year, the team made it to the NIT after a 19-9 regular season record. Liston knows Kelly Rogowski, Kelsey Smith and Meghan Podkowa on the DePaul squad, as well as Chanise Jenkins, Brittany Hyrnko and Centrese McGee.
Top Shooters in Take the Court... Two of the nations top three-point shooters will take the court in Cameron Indoor Stadium in the second round. Tricia Liston (48.9, 87 treys) of Duke and Meghan Rogowski of DePaul (45.5, 105 treys). Liston ranks first nationally in three-point field goal percentage and Rogowski is fourth.
Storylines/Other Blue Devil Notes... • The Blue Devils received 10 assists from Haley Peters (6) and Elizabeth Williams (4). The six assists by Peters tied a career high. Williams has 14 assists the last four contests, which leads Duke. • As a team, Duke owns a +12.5 rebounding advantage in four postseason games this year. • Duke’s 21 assists against Winthrop is the most for the Blue Devils since the Pitt game on Jan. 21 (22). • Richa Jackson has hit only 3-of-14 field goals over last two games (21.4%). • Elizabeth Williams posted three blocks in the first round against Winthrop and has totaled over 100 blocks in each of her three seasons. • Over the last five games, Ka’lia Johnson has averaged 7.0 points, 4.8 rebounds and 3.0 assists, while hitting 44.0 percent from downtown. • Duke had its streak of 83 straight games with at least one three-pointer made come to an end in the ACC Championship game as the Blue Devils went 0-5. • Duke has averaged 7.6 blocks over the last six games. The Blue Devils set a new ACC Tournament record for blocked shots with 13 against Georgia Tech in the quarterfinals. • Tricia Liston (1,653) has moved past Georgia Schweitzer (1,620) into eighth place on Duke’s all-time scoring list. She needs 51 to move into a tie with Jasmine Thomas for seventh. • Tricia Liston has broken her own school record for three-pointers made as she owns 87, which snapped her record of 80 from last year. She needs 15 to move into sixth place on the ACC single-season charts. • The Blue Devils rank No. 1 in strength of schedule by the Jeff Sagarin/CBN Women’s College Basketball Ratings. • Elizabeth Williams has notched more blocks (101) than Duke’s opponents (86). She has swatted 19 shots over the last five contests. • Tricia Liston currently owns 592 points on the season to rank seventh on the Blue Devil single-season list. She needs 18 points to move into sixth to tie Michele Van Gorp (610). Liston would become the seventh player in school history to reach the 600-point mark in a season if she scores eight points against DePaul. • Tricia Liston is one of only two players in the nation that is hitting over 50.0 percent from the field, 45.0 percent from downtown and 85.0 percent from the free throw line (Haley Seibert, IPFW). Liston’s 48.9 percent from downtown is the highest of any player in the tournament field. • When looking at Duke’s six losses this season, three were to the No. 1 ranked RPI (Notre Dame), one to the No. 2 (Connecticut) and two to the No. 21 (North Carolina). Only Duke, Louisville and South Carolina in the top 10 feature no bad losses (teams ranked lower than No. 21 in RPI) on the season. • With Chelsea Gray and Alexis Jones injured, the duo had combined for 270 of Duke’s 538 assists on the season. • Duke currently ranks No. 1 nationally with a 40.7 three-point field goal percentage. The Blue Devils led the NCAA last year with a 40.5 percentage. • Tricia Liston’s 16 games with 20 or more points this season ranks tied third in the ACC behind Wake Forest’s Dearica Hamby (23) and Ty Marshall (16). • Haley Peters has been named Capital One Academic All-America Third Team becoming just the fifth Blue Devil in school history to be selected Academic All-America. • Elizabeth Williams has become just the sixth player in ACC history to register 300 blocks. She owns 324 for her career, which ranks fifth on the league’s all-time charts. • Alexis Jones’ 5.3 assist average on the season ranks as the fourth-highest average in school history behind Chelsea Gray’s averages of 7.2 (2013-14), 6.1 (2011-12) and 5.4 (2012-13). • Tricia Liston has become just the eighth player in Duke history to score over 1,500 points and pull down over 500 rebounds. • Two future Duke student-athletes have been named McDonald’s All-America -- Sierra Calhoun & Lynee Belton. • Haley Peters and Elizabeth Williams have each been selected to the CoSIDA Academic All-District III first team. Peters earned the honor for the second straight year. • In the latest NCAA RPI, Duke was No. 4 with Notre Dame, UConn and Stanford taking the top three slots. Tennessee, South Carolina, Baylor, Louisville, Purdue, and Kentucky rounded out the top 10. • The Blue Devils posted four wins on the road against ranked opponents, which tied a school record (2006-07, 1998-99). • The Blue Devils registered their 16th straight 25-win seasons. The longest streak by other ACC teams is five by Notre Dame. Duke has reached 10 league victories for the 17th straight season. The streak is the longest in the ACC with the next closest being Miami (3). • Tricia Liston now owns an 85.8 career free throw percentage that ranks second all-time in the ACC to former Duke standout Nicole Erickson (88.0). • The Blue Devils have held seven teams to a season-low points -- Winthrop (45), USC Upstate (40), Kansas (40), Georgia Tech (47), Albany (51), Syracuse (53) and Vanderbilt (69). Duke has held five different squads to under 30.0 percent shooting this season (Syracuse, Georgia Tech, Kansas, Winthrop and USC Upstate). • Duke has scored 80 or more points in 17 of 34 contests. The Blue Devils have won 40 straight games when scoring 80 or more points, dating back to the 2008-09 campaign. • All five Blue Devil starters scored double-figures against Florida State, USC Upstate, Vanderbilt and Purdue. • For only the second time in school history, Duke features five players standing 6-3 or taller (1996-97). Duke’s nine student-athletes who are 6-0 or taller also ties for the most in Blue Devil history (1998-99, 2000-01, 2005-06). • The Blue Devils have seven players and three staff associated with the team who have won USA Basketball medals - Oderah Chidom, Rebecca Greenwell, Amber Henson, Alexis Jones, Tricia Liston, Kendall McCravey-Cooper, Elizabeth Williams, head coach Joanne P. 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Liston Ranks in NCAA Tournament Book... Senior Tricia Liston has hit 25-of-50 career three-point field goals for a 50.0 percentage. She ranks second all-time in the NCAA Tournament record book.
Freshmen Post Duo... In the NCAA first round, freshmen post duo Kendall McCravey-Cooper and Oderah Chidom combined for 31 points and 14 rebounds against Winthrop. The duo hit 13-of-15 field goals, including 7-of-7 from McCravey-Cooper. Over the last six games, Oderah Chidom has averaged 9.0 points, 6.7 rebounds, 2.0 blocks and 1.3 steals. Chidom notched a career-high 17 points on 6-of-8 field goals against Winthrop. McCravey-Cooper came off the bench to register career highs in points (14) and rebounds (10), in only 17 minutes.
Wins In the NCAA Tournament... Duke has posted the third-best win total in the last 18 years of the NCAA Tournament. The Blue Devils own 49 victories and rank only behind Connecticut (72), Tennessee (61) and Stanford (50) through games of March 22. Overall, Duke’s 53 wins in the NCAA Tournament rank sixth all-time -- Tennessee (116), Connecticut (91), Stanford (72), Louisiana Tech (65), Georgia (55), Duke (53), Purdue (46), North Carolina (42) and LSU (41).
Duke Players in the NCAA Tournament... Tricia Liston has competed in 13 NCAA Tournament contests and in those games has averaged 13.4 points, 4.0 rebounds and 1.5 steals. Over the last three years, Liston has averaged 18.2 points, 5.3 rebounds and 1.9 steals. She has hit 23-of-45 treys (51.1%) of her three-point field goals. Liston has scored double-digits in nine consecutive NCAA games. Haley Peters has averaged 11.3 points, 7.8 rebounds, 1.6 steals and 1.6 assists the last three years. In those games, Peters has hit 54.6 percent of her field goals. Elizabeth Williams owns career averages of 11.8 points, 6.4 rebounds and 2.9 blocks in the NCAAs.
Coach P in Elite Company... Blue Devil Head Coach Joanne P. McCallie is one of only 22 current head coaches in NCAA Division I who have both played and coached in the NCAA Tournament. Only McCallie, Kim Mulkey (Baylor), MaChelle Joseph (Georgia Tech), Nikki Caldwell (LSU), Dawn Staley (South Carolina), Katie Abrahamson-Henderson (Albany), Amanda Butler (Florida), Terri Williams-Flournoy (Auburn), Courtney Banghart (Princeton), Michelle Clark-Heard (Western Kentucky), Jody Adams (Wichita State), Susie Gardner (Mercer), Sharon Baldwin-Tener (Georgia State), Cindy Griffin (Saint Joseph’s), Jason Flowers (Cal State Northridge), Cynthia Cooper (Southern Cal), Raegan Pebley (Fresno State), Stephanie Gaitley (Fordham), Brooke Stoehr (Northwestern State), Amy Williams (South Dakota), Jeff Judkins (BYU) and Coquese Washington (Penn State) played and led their team to the NCAA Tournament. Coach P led Northwestern to the tournament in 1987 and also coached 18 different teams as a head coach.
Duke Versus The Field... Duke notched a 14-6 record against teams in 2014-14 who received invitations to the NCAA Tournament – Albany (1-0), California (1-0), Connecticut (0-1), Florida State (1-0), Georgia Tech (2-0), Kentucky (1-0), Maryland (1-0), Miami (1-0), North Carolina (1-2), NC State (1-0), Notre Dame (0-3), Oklahoma (1-0), Purdue (1-0), Vanderbilt (1-0) and Winthrop (1-0).
Consecutive Appearances... The Blue Devils are one of only five teams competing in their 20th straight NCAA Tournament-- Tennessee (33), Stanford (27), UConn (26), Duke (20) and Georgia (20).
McCallie In Tournament Play... In her 22 years as a head coach, Joanne P. McCallie has taken 18 teams to the NCAA Tournament and produced an 26-17 record. While at Maine, she totaled a 1-6 record that included an upset victory over seventh-seeded Stanford (60-58) in 1999. Her Maine squad was seeded 10th and then fell to Old Dominion on its home court, 72-62, in the second round. During her time at Michigan State, McCallie guided the Spartans to a 9-5 mark. She led MSU to five straight appearances in the NCAA Tournament and won at least one game four consecutive years. In 2005, McCallie’s squad had an incredible run through the tournament, knocking off Alcorn State, USC, 18th-ranked Vanderbilt, top-ranked Stanford and third-ranked Tennessee before falling to fifth-ranked Baylor in the national championship game. McCallie was awarded National Coach of the Year for her efforts. As a player, McCallie led Northwestern to the 1987 NCAA Tournament her senior year. The Wildcats traveled to Louisiana Tech and lost, 82-60, in the first round. In seven years at Duke so far, Coach P has led Duke to a 16-6 record in seven NCAA appearances. McCallie has won at least one game in the NCAA Tournament in 11 consecutive years.
Johnson Enters Lineup... Junior Ka’lia Johnson made her first collegiate starts in the ACC Tournament and first round of the NCAA Tournament and played some of the best basketball of her career. Over the four games, Johnson averaged 7.0 points, 4.8 rebounds and 3.0 assists. Johnson had hit only five three-pointers over her first 84 games prior to the 2014 ACC Tournament. Of her nine career three-pointers made, five have come over the last four games.