NCAA Tournament First Round
Hampton (20-12) at #9/9 Duke (27-5)
Saturday, March 18, 2017 • 9:00 p.m.
Durham, N.C. (Cameron Indoor Stadium)
Radio: Blue Devil IMG Sports Network
(620 AM, 99.3 FM, 96.5 FM, TuneIn app) - Chris Edwards
TV: ESPN2 - Clay Matvick (PXP) and Christy Winters-Scott (Color)
Setting the Scene...
The ninth-ranked Duke women’s basketball team received its 23rd overall NCAA Tournament selection Monday. The Blue Devils (27-5) were seeded No. 2 in the Bridgeport Region and will host 15th-seeded Hampton (20-12) in the first round Saturday, March 18 at Cameron Indoor Stadium in Durham, N.C. The game will be televised live on ESPN2 and will tip at 9:00 p.m., with Clay Matvick (PXP) and Christy Winters-Scott (Color) calling the action.
Saturday’s contest will also be carried on the Blue Devil IMG Sports Network on www.GoDuke.com with Chris Edwards on the air beginning at 8:45 p.m. It will be aired live on 620 AM, 99.3 FM, 96.5 FM, TuneIn Radio app and www.GoDuke.com.
The winner of the Duke/Hampton game will advance to face the winner of the No. 7 seed Temple vs. No. 10 seed Oregon game, which will tip at 6:30 p.m., also in Cameron. The second round contest will be played Monday, March 20 in Cameron Indoor Stadium (time TBD).
The Blue Devils are a No. 1 or 2 seed for the 15th time in the last 17 years they have participated in the NCAA Tournament and have advanced to the NCAA Sweet 16 in five out of the last seven years.
Duke has won 20 out of the last 21 home NCAA Tournament games. The Blue Devils hold a 22-game winning streak in NCAA Tournament first round games, while Joanne P. McCallie has led her teams to 12-straight opening round tournament wins. The 22-game streak is the longest in the ACC (Florida State, 12).
The Blue Devils own an 86-game winning streak versus home unranked non-conference foes.
Duke also features a 16-0 record at home this season, including wins over six ranked opponents.
The Blue Devils have totaled an 8-0 record all-time against teams seeded No. 15.
The Series with Hampton...
Duke and Hampton will meet for the sixth time in school history and the third time in the NCAA Tournament. The Blue Devils lead the series with a 5-0 record and last faced the Lady Pirates on March 24, 2013 with Duke earning a 67-51 victory in Durham.
A Look at Hampton...
Hampton (20-12) is making its ninth appearance in the NCAA Tournament and is coming off winning the 2017 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference championship by upsetting top-seeded Bethune-Cookman, 52-49. Head coach David Six now owns six MEAC titles since 2010. On the season, the Lady Pirates have been led by Malia Tate-DeFreitas (17.2 points, 5.4 rebounds), Monnazjea Finney-Smith (12.5 points, 5.7 rebounds) and Kaylah Lupoe (8.0 points, 5.9 rebounds). Tate-DeFreitas tore her ACL midseason and will not be available in the NCAAs.
Duke Versus the MEAC...
Duke owns a 15-0 record against teams from the MEAC -- Florida A&M (1-0), Hampton (5-0), Howard (2-0), Md.-Eastern Shore (1-0), Morgan State (1-0), Norfolk State (1-0), NC Central (2-0) and NC A&T (2-0).
Coach P owns a 6-0 record versus the MEAC -- Hampton (2-0), Md. Eastern Shore (1-0), NC A&T (1-0) and NC Central (2-0).
NCAA Tournament Tidbits...
• The Basics...Duke is making its 23rd overall trip to the NCAA Tournament, after snapping a 21-year streak of dancing a year ago. The Blue Devils have been seeded No. 2 for the eighth time in school history and the sixth time under head coach Joanne P. McCallie.
Duke now owns an all-time record of 55-22 in NCAA Tournament play and is 56-23 in all postseason action. The 55 victories over Duke’s history ranks tied fifth on the NCAA list along with Georgia. The Blue Devils have hosted NCAA Tournament games 14 times out of 23 appearances.
Prior to this season, Duke previously hosted first and second round games in Cameron from 1987, 1996, 1998-2002, 2004, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014 and 2015. Overall, Duke owns a 23-2 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 16 out of the last 18 years, including five out of the last six 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 19 years.
Duke also advanced to the Final Four in 2002 and 2003 and the National Championship game in 1999 and 2006. The Blue Devils own a 45-17 record in their last 62 NCAA Tournament games.
In regional play, Duke ranks seventh with 16 regional appearances -- Tennessee (34), UConn (24), Stanford (23), Georgia (20), Louisiana Tech (20), North Carolina (17), Duke (16), LSU (14), Notre Dame (14) and Vanderbilt (14).
• The Coach...Head Coach Joanne P. McCallie is making her 20th appearance in the NCAA Tournament, while producing a 28-19 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 18-8 record in the tournament. She has won at least one game in the NCAA Tournament in 12 consecutive years.
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.
• The Seedings...In the last 22 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 fourth since 1997. Duke’s seven No. 1 seeds rank as the tied for fifth-most in NCAA Tournament history. Leading the list is Tennessee (22), followed by Connecticut (20), Louisiana Tech (10), Stanford (10), Notre Dame (7) and Duke (7).
Storylines/Other Blue Devil Notes...
• Joanne P. McCallie and the Blue Devils are in the same Bridgeport Region as her daughter, Maddie, who is a redshirt senior at Elon.
• Duke’s seven-win turnaround from the 2015-16 season (20-12) to the 2016-17 season (27-5) is the biggest turnaround in Duke history since the 10-win turnaround from 1977-78 (1-19) to 1978-79 (11-11).
• The Blue Devils are one of only eight teams that have gone from being unranked in the preseason Associated Press poll to the top nine in the final poll -- Arizona State, Florida State, West Virginia, DePaul, Texas A&M, Nebraska and Houston.
• In the latest NCAA RPI, the Blue Devils are No. 8 nationally, while boasting seven wins against top 50 teams in RPI.
• Lexie Brown owns 586 points on the season, which ranks tied eighth on Duke’s single season charts. She needs 17 more to move into a tie with Tricia Liston (603).
• Lexie Brown has averaged 21.0 points, 4.1 assists, 2.9 steals and 4.1 rebounds the last seven games. She has hit 52.2 percent from the field and 43.2 percent from long range. Brown has tallied 20 or more points in four out of the last six games.
• Lexie Brown has hit a three-pointer in 16 consecutive games and Rebecca Greenwell has drained a trey in 15 straight contests.
• Leaonna Odom owns averages of 9.8 points, 3.6 rebounds and 1.0 steals over the last five games. She has scored 10+ points in three of those contests.
• Lexie Brown owns 15 games with 20+ points on the season, which ranks seventh on Duke’s single season charts.
• The Blue Devils went from finishing tied seventh in the ACC last season to tied second in 2016-17. Duke’s jump of five places in the ACC standings is tied for the second largest turnaround and tied for the largest turnaround for a team that ended the season in the top three of the ACC.
• Leaonna Odom’s 67 combined blocks and steals (29 blocks, 37 steals) are the most by any freshman in the ACC. The next closest is Virginia’s Felicia Aiyeotan (53 blocks, 4 steals).
• Oderah Chidom currently ranks second in the ACC with 64 blocks and only seven behind Notre Dame’s Brianna Turner (81). Chidom is the only player in the ACC with 40+ assists (45), 30+ steals (36) and 50+ blocks (64).
• With its victory at UNC, Duke collected 25 wins for the 18th time in school history and the eighth time under Coach P.
• Lexie Brown is approaching 200 made field goals and has over 100 assists. Only three other Duke players have accomplished this feat -- Jasmine Thomas (2009-10), Alana Beard (2001-02, 2002-03, 2003-04) and Monique Currie (2004-05).
• Only Duke alumna Tricia Liston has made at least 62 three-point baskets while shooting at least 40.0 percent from downtown in a season. Duke has two players - Rebecca Greenwell (79 made threes, 40.5 percent and Lexie Brown (71 made threes, 40.6 percent) who are accomplishing it this season.
• This is the first time in school history Duke has started a season unranked and then moved into the top 10 of the national rankings.
• In 55 career starts for Oderah Chidom, the Blue Devils have totaled a 37-18 record. Duke’s current lineup of Kendall Cooper, Chidom, Lexie Brown, Rebecca Greenwell and Kyra Lambert are 11-1 this season.
• In ACC games, Lexie Brown was responsible for 40.09 percent of Duke’s offense. Of Duke’s 419 made baskets in 16 ACC games, Brown had a hand in 168 of those, with made 107 made baskets and 61 assists. Of Duke’s 80 made threes in ACC contests, Brown made 36 of those (45.0 percent). • For the season, Oderah Chidom and Kendall Cooper have combined to block 111 shots. Duke’s opponents, collectively, have only blocked 84 shots.
• Rebecca Greenwell is currently on pace to become the first Duke player to average 16+ points/game, 6+ rebounds/game and 2.4+ three pointers/game.
• The Blue Devil defense is one of the best in the nation and has only allowed five teams to hit above 40.0 percent from the field -- Old Dominion (47.1), South Carolina (42.1), Florida State (45.8), North Carolina (42.9) and Notre Dame (51.7).
• Duke currently boasts two scorers averaging over 16.0 points a contest -- Lexie Brown (18.3) and Rebecca Greenwell (16.4). The Blue Devils have not featured two scorers averaging over 16.0 points since the 1996-97 campaign (Kira Orr - 17.5; Ty Hall - 16.3).
• With a 5.4 per game average, the Blue Devils lead the ACC and rank 26th nationally in blocks per game.
• The Blue Devils feature 13 players from 10 different states on the 2016-17 roster.
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Duke Versus The Field...
Duke notched a 10-4 record against teams in 2016-17 who received invitations to the NCAA Tournament – Syracuse (2-0), Penn (1-0), Elon (1-0), Louisville (1-0), Notre Dame (0-2), Kentucky (1-0), Florida State (0-1), South Carolina (1-0), NC State (0-1), Miami (2-0) and Long Beach State (1-0).
McCallie In Tournament Play...
In her 25 years as a head coach, Joanne P. McCallie has taken 20 teams to the NCAA Tournament and produced a 28-19 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 10 years at Duke so far, Coach P has led Duke to an 18-8 record in nine NCAA appearances. McCallie has won at least one game in the NCAA Tournament in 12 consecutive years.
Home Win Streak...
The Blue Devils own a 16-0 record at home this season and the duo of Lexie Brown and Rebecca Greenwell have averaged a combined 36.7 points in those games. They have hit a total of 79 treys.
Brown has averaged 19.6 points, 3.7 rebounds, 3.6 assists and 2.8 steals, while totaling eight 20+ point performances. She is hitting 48.8 percent from downtown in Cameron.
Greenwell has averaged 17.1 points, 6.9 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.6 steals, while notching five games with 20+ points.
Duke’s 16-game home winning streak is currently is the eighth-longest mark in the nation -- UConn (64), Bucknell (28), UCLA (27), Montana State (25), Drake (18), Duke (16) and Radford (16).
Duke has only posted four undefeated home seasons in school history in Cameron Indoor Stadium -- 2012-13 (16-0), 2010-11 (17-0), 2008-09 (14-0), 2006-07 (14-0).
More on Undefeated Home Seasons...
In years that Duke goes undefeated at home in the regular season --
• Duke has made it to two Elite Eights (2013 & 2011) and three Sweet Sixteens (20013, 2011 and 2007)
• Duke is 8-3 in tournament games
• Duke has averaged 66.4 points in tournament games and has given up an average of 58.2 points per game.
In years in which Duke has had 1 or fewer home losses --
• 2 National Championship Appearances (2006 and 1999)
• 4 Final Fours (2006, 2003, 2002 and 1999)
• 8 Elite Eights (2013, 2011, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002 and 1999)
• 10 Sweet Sixteens (2013, 2011, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001 and 1999)
• Has an overall tournament record of 36-11
Lack of NCAA Experience...
Duke only features one player who has ever started a NCAA Tournament contest in a Blue Devil uniform -- Rebecca Greenwell.
Lexie Brown is Duke’s most experienced player in NCAA action with all 10 of her contests coming while at Maryland. Brown started all 10 of those games and led the Terrapins to NCAA Final Four appearances in 2014 and 2015. She owns averages of 13.2 points, 3.7 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 1.3 steals.
Greenwell started all three of her games as a freshman averaging 14.0 points, 4.0 rebounds, 2.0 steals and 1.7 assists. She hit 10-of-21 treys for a 47.6 percentage.
The Cooper/Chidom Effect...
The senior post duo of Kendall Cooper (7) and Oderah Chidom (9) have combined to score double-digits in 16 games this season.
When they hit the 10+ point mark, Duke is a perfect 16-0.
In the 27 wins this year, the duo combined to average 15.0 points a game and pull down 10.2 rebounds, while in the five losses they averaged 10.6 points and 7.6 rebounds.
Looking Back at ACC Tournament...
Duke made a run through the ACC Tournament by knocking off 21st-ranked Syracuse and 16th-ranked Miami. Lexie Brown earned All-ACC Tournament first team and Rebecca Greenwell was selected to the All-ACC Tournament second team.
Brown averaged 19.3 points, 5.3 rebounds, 3.7 assists and 2.7 steals.
Dominant Shot Blocking...
This year is only the second season in Duke history in which the Blue Devils featured two players with 47+ blocked shots with Oderah Chidom (64) and Kendall Cooper (47).
The only other time this happened was back in the 2005-06 season with Alison Bales (120) and Chante Black (65).
Single Season Steals List...
With her eight steals in the ACC Tournament, Lexie Brown has moved into a tie for sixth on Duke’s single season steals charts with 89.
1. 114 Alana Beard, 2001-02
2. 106 Alana Beard, 2000-01
3. 104 Alana Beard, 2003-03
4. 100 Jasmine Thomas, 2009-10
5. 93 Chelsea Gray, 2011-12
6. 89 Chelsea Gray, 2012-13
89 Lexie Brown, 2016-17
Duke redshirt junior Lexie Brown is posting some outstanding numbers this season. She is hitting 49.0 percent from the field, 40.6 percent from three-point land and 92.2 percent from the charity stripe. Brown is the only player in the nation who is shooting .490+ from the field, .400+ from behind the arc, .920+ at the line and averaging 18.0+ points per game. She is close to becoming just the second Blue Devil to join the 50/40/90 club, joining Jenni Kraft in 1988-89. Kraft hit 51.0 FG, 53.9 from three and 90.0 percent from the line.
Impressive First Season...
Lexie Brown is currently averaging 18.3 points a game in her first season at Duke. No Duke player since Chris Moreland has scored more than 17.0 ppg in her first season with their Blue Devils.
Moreland’s 17.6 ppg in 1984-85 currently stands as the Duke record for most points a game in a single debut season.
Alana Beard put up a 17.0 average in her debut season in 2000-01.
In ACC games only, Lexie Brown ranked second in free throw percentage (94.2), fifth in scoring (18.7), ninth in assists (3.8), tied for sixth in three-point field goals made (2.3), sixth in three-point field goal percentage (40.9) and second in steals (2.6).
Greenwell/Brown in Top 10 List...
For the third time in three years, Rebecca Greenwell has etched her name onto the Duke single season made three-pointers list. She currently owns 79 to rank third and break her previous career bests.
Lexie Brown moved into sixth as well with her 71 treys on the season.
Three-Point Field Goals Made
1. 87 Tricia Liston, 2013-14
2. 80 Tricia Liston, 2012-13
3. 79 Rebecca Greenwell, 2016-17
4. 73 Rebecca Greenwell, 2015-16
5. 72 Rebecca Greenwell, 2014-15
6. 71 Lexie Brown, 2016-17
For the first time in school history, Duke features two players with 70 or more three-pointers made in a season -- Rebecca Greenwell (79) and Lexie Brown (71).
The previous high was the 1998-99 season when Nicole Erickson and Hilary Howard both had over 50 treys.
In the ACC, Duke and Syracuse are the only teams to feature two players with 70+ made treys – Rebecca Greenwell (79) and Lexie Brown (71) for Duke and Alexis Peterson (78) and Gabby Cooper (70) of Syracuse.
Duke is one of only four ACC teams in history to have had two players make 70+ treys in a single season --
• Duke: 2016-17 – Rebecca Greenwell (79+) and Lexie Brown (71+)
• Syracuse: 2016-17 – Alexis Peterson (78+) and Gabby Cooper (70+)
• Boston College: 2012-13 – Kerri Shields (80) and Nicole Boudreau (71)
• North Carolina: 2001-02 – Coretta Brown (99) and Nikki Teasley (77)
No team has ever had two players make 80+ treys in a single season.