ACC TOURNAMENT QUARTERFINALS
Game 30 • Friday, March 2 • 11:00 AM
Greensboro, N.C. • Greensboro Coliseum
Radio: Blue Devil IMG Sports Network
(620 AM, 99.3 FM, 96.5 FM, GoDuke.com, TuneIn app) - Chris Edwards
TV: RSN: Jenn Hildreth (PXP), LaChina Robinson (Color),
Chelsea Shine Wilson (Sideline), Tom Werme (In-Game Host)
Duke Head Coach: Joanne P. McCallie (Northwestern, ‘87)
Overall Record: 611-226 (26)
ACC Tournament Record: 19-7 (10)
Setting the Scene...
The 18th-ranked Duke women’s basketball team (22-7) will head to Greensboro, N.C., this week to compete in the 2018 ACC Tournament at the Greensboro Coliseum. The Blue Devils are seeded No. 4 and will face either No. 5 seed NC State (22-7), No. 12 seed North Carolina (14-15) or No. 13 seed Boston College (7-22) Friday, March 2 at 11 a.m.
Friday’s contest will be aired live on RSN-TV with Jenn Hildreth (PXP), LaChina Robinson (Color), Chelsea Shine Wilson (Sideline) and Tom Werme (In-Game Host) calling the action. It will also be carried on the Blue Devil IMG Sports Network via 620 AM, 99.3 FM, 96.5 FM, TuneIn Radio app and www.GoDuke.com with Chris Edwards on the air beginning at 10:45 a.m.
Fans can watch Friday’s game via FOX Sports South, FOX Sports Florida, YES (delay broadcast - 10 pm), NBC Sports Washington, NESN, AT&T Sportsnet Pittsburgh, FOX Sports Detroit Plus, FOX Sports North Plus, FOX Sports Wisconsin Plus, FOX sports Southwest, FOX Sports San Diego, FOX Sports Prime Ticket, AT&T Sportsnet Las Vegas and Root Sports Northwest. It will also be shown on ACC Network Extra, but will be subject to blackout.
It will mark the 41st appearance in the ACC Tournament for the Blue Devils.
What is Next?...
With a win, the Blue Devils would advance to the ACC Tournament semifinals set for Saturday, March 3 at 12 p.m. It will be aired live on ESPNU.
• The “Splash Sister” duo of Lexie Brown and Rebecca Greenwell enter the ACC Tournament on fire averaging a combined 52.5 points, 14.5 rebounds, 9.5 assists and 6.5 steals the last two games. Greenwell averaged 26.5 points and 11.0 rebounds, while Brown averaged 26.0 points, 7.0 assists and 4.5 steals.
• Lexie Brown has hit a three-pointer in an ACC-best and school-record 28 straight games. It is also the second-longest mark among Power Five Conference players.
• Rebecca Greenwell has a Duke record with eight straight games with eight or more rebounds. She snapped Katie Meier’s mark for a guard as Meier had six consecutive games with eight or more boards. The streak is the longest current in the ACC and is the longest this season for a guard.
Storylines/Other Blue Devil Notes...
• The Blue Devils have won eight ACC Championships over the last 18 years and have advanced to the ACC title game a total of 14 times.
• Rebecca Greenwell’s 738 rebounds over her career ranks 12th on Duke’s all-time charts and is approaching Krystal Thomas (776) in 11th. • Duke is currently ranked No. 12 in the latest NCAA RPI heading into the ACC Tournament. The Blue Devils have five wins over top 35 ranked teams and only one loss to a team below the top 50.
• Lexie Brown’s 4.1 career assist average at Duke ranks tied fourth behind Chelsea Gray (5.0), Alexis Jones (4.6), Hilary Howard (4.4) and tied with Lindsey Harding (4.1).
• Bego Faz Davalos has hit 8-of-14 field goals over her last six contests for a 57.1 percentage. She has averaged 4.7 rebounds in that stretch as well.
• Over the last three games, Lexie Brown has averaged 24.0 points, 6.0 assists, 4.0 steals and 3.7 rebounds.
• Lexie Brown’s 30 points against ninth-ranked Florida State was the most by a Duke player against a top 10 opponent in school history. Brown owns three 30-point games this season to tie a Duke single-season record (Chris Moreland).
• At Syracuse, Rebecca Greenwell joined the elite 4,000-minute club along with Duke greats Alana Beard, Elizabeth Williams, Jasmine Thomas, Monique Currie and Lindsey Harding as the only Blue Devils to play 4,000 minutes. Greenwell owns 4,092.
• Lexie Brown is one of only three Duke players in school history to register over 60 three-pointers and 100 free throws made in a season -- Brown (202 in 2016-17), Rebecca Greenwell (183 in 2016-17), Brown (172 in 2017-18), Jasmine Thomas (164 in 2009-10).
• Lexie Brown is the only active player in NCAA Division I with 2,000 points, 500 assists, 250 three-pointers and 300 steals.
• Jade Williams ranks tied 15th nationally among freshmen with 38 blocks on the season. It also ranks fifth on Duke’s single season swats list for freshmen. Her 1.7 blocks per game average in ACC play ranked tied fourth, while her 1.3 season average ranks 11th.
• Rebecca Greenwell has moved into sixth on the ACC career three-pointers made list with 292 and needs nine more to move into a tie for fifth.
• Bego Faz Davalos moved into 22nd on the NCAA career blocks list and needs one more to enter into a tie for 21st with 369.
• Duke has forced 19 shot clock violations this season by its defense.
• Lexie Brown and Rebecca Greenwell combined for 53 points against North Carolina Feb. 25. It marked the seventh time the tandem have combined for 50 or more points over the last two years - 2017-18 (Old Dominion, WFU, FSU, UNC), 2016-17 (Longwood, Old Dominion, Miami).
• Duke leads the ACC in paint defense, only allowing 19.31 points in the paint per game. The next closest team is NC State with a 21.52 average.
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The Series with NC State...
If Duke and NC State face off Friday in the quarterfinals, it would mark the 79th time in school history the schools met. The Wolfpack lead the series, 42-36.
In ACC Tournament play, Duke and NCSU have played five times with the Blue Devils leading the series, 3-2. Under Coach P, the two schools have met in the postseason three times with Duke holding a 2-1 mark. The last meeting came March 8, 2013 with Duke winning, 70-58.
Duke Players vs. NC State...
In her last meeting with the Wolfpack, Lexie Brown scored a career-high 34 points, had eight rebounds and three assists in 37 minutes. She hit 10-of-21 field goals and 7-of-13 three-pointers in Cameron Indoor Stadium.
Rebecca Greenwell was limited to zero points in 13 minutes off the bench in the last meeting with NC State, as she was coming back from a knee injury. In four career games against the Wolfpack, she has averaged only 8.3 points, 4.8 rebounds and 2.8 assists.
The Series with North Carolina...
North Carolina leads the overall series 50-47, but the Blue Devils are coming off a 70-54 win to close the regular season. In ACC Tournament play, Duke holds a 7-2 mark against the Tar Heels.
The Series with Boston College...
Duke leads the overall series, 16-3, and has never faced the Eagles in ACC Tournament action.
ACC Tournament Win Percentage...
Head coach Joanne P. McCallie owns an ACC-best ACC Tournament winning percentage (73.1) in her 10 appearances with the Blue Devils. She has notched a 19-7 record to go along with three titles.
ACC Tournament Winning Percentage
73.1 Joanne P. McCallie, Duke (19-7)
72.2 Gail Goestenkors, Duke (26-10)
68.4 Sylvia Hatchell, UNC (50-23)
67.3 Chris Weller, Maryland (35-17)
(Minimum of 15 games)
McCallie in Tournament Play...
In her 25 years as a head coach, Joanne P. McCallie has produced a 42-16 record in league tournament action. She totaled an 8-1 mark in the North Atlantic Conference Tournament with two titles, a 10-2 record along with two titles in the America East Tournament, a 6-6 mark with one title in the Big Ten Tournament and a 19-7 mark in the ACC Tournament to go along with titles in 2010, 2011 and 2013.
With one victory in the 2018 ACC Tournament, McCallie would become just the seventh ACC coach to notch 20 ACC Tournament victories.
Blue Devils in the ACC Tournament...
Lexie Brown and Rebecca Greenwell are the only Blue Devils that feature key ACC Tournament experience. In fact, only five Blue Devils Friday that will step on the court have ever played in an ACC Tournament.
Brown played in one game as a freshman at Maryland and then averaged 19.3 points, 5.3 rebounds, 3.7 assists and 2.7 steals in 2017. She hit 8-of-18 three-pointers last season.
As a sophomore at Maryland, Brown was named the Most Outstanding Player of the Big Ten Tournament. She averaged 21.0 points, 3.7 assists, 1.7 steals and 3.0 rebounds in three contests. Maryland won the title over Ohio State and Brown hit eight three-pointers during the tournament.
Rebecca Greenwell missed the 2016 ACC Tournament with a back injury, but averaged 13.0 points, 3.5 rebounds and 3.5 steals as a freshman in 2014-15. She averaged 8.7 points and 4.3 rebounds last season. Greenwell has started a Duke-best five career ACC Tournament contests.
Erin Mathias has come off the bench in seven contests and Leaonna Odom played in three games last season and averaged 8.3 points and 2.7 rebounds. She hit 9-of-11 field goals (81.8%).
Duke in the ACC Tournament...
The Blue Devils own a 47-32 overall record in the ACC Tournament and have won at least one game in 22 out of the last 23 years.
With the ACC Tournament moving to Greensboro in 2000, Duke’s luck in the postseason changed greatly as the Blue Devils won 17 consecutive games to claim the ACC Tournament crowns from 2000-04 before losing to North Carolina in the championship in 2005. Duke has recorded a 38-10 ledger playing at the Greensboro Coliseum. It had been nicknamed Duke’s “Home Away From Home.”
The first two victories came in 1999 in the NCAA East Regional against Old Dominion and Tennessee. The victories advanced Duke to its first NCAA Final Four and National Championship game appearance. In ACC Tournament games, the Blue Devils have posted a 36-9 overall record in Greensboro.
The All-ACC honors were released Tuesday with Lexie Brown earning first team honors, while Rebecca Greenwell was named to the second team and Jade Williams to the All-ACC Freshman Team.
Brown earned first team accolades for the second straight year and Greenwell received All-ACC honors for the third time in her career. She was
First Team All-ACC in 2016-17 and second team in 2015-16. Williams became the 22nd Blue Devil to receive freshman recognition.
For the second straight year, Brown earned All-ACC Defensive Team accolades by a vote of the league head coaches.
Brown was also named ACC Player of the Week Feb. 26, after averaging 26.0 points, 7.0 assists, 4.5 steals and 3.5 rebounds in two wins.
Moving on Up...
Fifth-year senior Rebecca Greenwell continues to move up the Duke scoring list as she currently stands in fifth. She owns 1,826 points and needs 129 to move into a tie with Elizabeth Williams (1,955).
Greenwell is now the Duke record holder for most three-point field goals attempted (732) and ranks tied ninth on the ACC all-time charts.
In only two seasons, Lexie Brown has totaled 1,210 points to rank tied 26th on Duke’s career points list along with Chelsea Gray.
Big on the Boards...
Rebecca Greenwell has been a monster on the boards recently pulling down eight or more rebounds in a Duke record eight straight contests. She is the first Duke player to notch eight or more boards in eight consecutive games since Elizabeth Williams (2014-15, had 11). Greenwell is the first
Duke guard to accomplish this (Katie Meier in 1989-90 had 6). No Duke guard had posted seven or more games in a row.
At Clemson, Greenwell became the third Duke guard along with Alana Beard and Monique Currie to register over 1,800 points and 700 rebounds.
Earlier this season, she became the first Duke player to amass 1,800 points, 700 rebounds and 200 made three-pointers.
Duke’s Lexie Brown’s 28-game streak with at least one three-pointer leads the ACC and second-best among Power Five Conferences.
Brown’s streak is also a new Duke record, which was previously held by Georgia Schweitzer (25 in 2000-01).
Consecutive Games with a Three-Pointer
(Power 5 Conferences)
Kelsey Mitchell, Ohio State - 87
Lexie Brown, Duke - 28
Aislinn Konig, NC State - 27
Greenwell Heating Up...
Entering the ACC Tournament, Rebecca Greenwell is one of the hottest players in the nation. Over the last two games, she has averaged 26.5 points, 11.0 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 2.0 steals. She hit 13 three-pointers in those two contests.
Greenwell ranks 20th nationally with a 43.5 three-point field goal percentage.
Over the last seven games, she has averaged 18.0 points, 9.7 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 1.6 steals. This includes three double-doubles.
The Blue Devils have started the same lineup in each of the last five contests featuring 6-4 Erin Mathias, 6-3 Bego Faz Davalos, 6-2 Leaonna Odom, 6-1 Rebecca Greenwell and 5-9 Lexie Brown.
In those contests, the Blue Devils have gone 4-1 with the lone loss coming to Syracuse as Duke squandered a late nine-point lead. The lineup is one of the tallest in the nation.
With 12 more points, Lexie Brown will become second Blue Devil to total 600 points or more in back-to-back seasons (Alana Beard).
Brown owns 588 points to rank ninth on Duke’s season charts and is approaching Tricia Liston (603) and Michele Van Gorp (610).
Lexie Brown is one of the best dishers and defenders in Duke history. She has totaled 233 combined steals and assists this season to rank fifth on Duke’s all-time charts.
Most Combined Assists/Steals in Duke History
294, Chelsea Gray in 2011-12 (201/93)
268, Alana Beard in 2001-02 (154/114)
248, Jasmine Thomas in 2009-10 (149/99)
235, Lindsey Harding in 2003-04 (168/67)
233, Lexie Brown in 2017-18 (117/101)
231, Lindsey Harding in 2005-06 (156/75)
Duke fifth-year senior Lexie Brown is having one of the best individual seasons in Duke history averaging 20.3 points, 4.6 rebounds, 4.4 assists and 3.6 steals.
She owns 105 steals and became just the third Blue Devil to reach the 100-steals mark joining only Alana Beard (3 times) and Jasmine Thomas (2009-10).
The Duke single-season record is 114 by Alana Beard in 2001-02 and Brown registered 96 a year ago.
Brown’s 105 steals currently ranks third on Duke’s single-season charts and needs one to move into a tie with Alana Beard (106) for second. The 105 steals also ranks fourth nationally and the most among Power Five Conference players.
Brown’s 3.2 career steals average is the best in Duke history (Alana Beard is second at 3.0).
With six more three-pointers, Rebecca Greenwell would become just the second ACC player to register 70+three-pointers in four consecutive seasons joining Kelly Hughes of Boston College (2014-16).
ACC Scoring Leaders...
Lexie Brown currently ranks tied first in the ACC in scoring with a 20.3 per game average along with Notre Dame’s Arike Ogunbowale (20.3). Only two Blue Devils in school history have led the league in scoring -- Alana Beard and Chris Moreland. If Brown keeps her average up, she would mark just the fourth time a Blue Devil has averaged 20.0 or better in a season.
Duke in the ACC Scoring Leaders
2004 - Alana Beard (19.7)
2003 - Alana Beard (22.0)
2002 - Alana Beard (19.8)
1987 - Chris Moreland (20.9)
1986 - Chris Moreland (23.0)
Brown could also become just the second ACC player to lead the league in both scoring and steals -- Alana Beard of Duke (19.8 points/3.3 steals in 2001-02).