DURHAM, N.C. – The Duke women’s basketball program is set for the NCAA Tournament selection show, which will air Monday, March 12 at 7:00 p.m., on ESPN. The Blue Devils are looking for an at-large bid, which would be the 24th overall selection in school history.
Duke owns an all-time record of 56-23 in NCAA action and advanced to four NCAA Final Fours. In four out of the last eight years, the Blue Devils have reached the NCAA Elite Eight.
The Blue Devils (22-8) enter the NCAAs coming off a quarterfinal appearance in the ACC Tournament in Greensboro, N.C. Duke has been led by the fifth-year senior “Splash Sister” duo of Lexie Brown and Rebecca Greenwell. The sharp-shooting tandem have combined to average 34.3 points a contest for the Blue Devils on the year. Brown and Greenwell have combined to hit 132 three-pointers this season.
Brown, the ACC Defensive Player of the Year and All-ACC First Team selection, owns averages of 20.1 points, 4.5 rebounds, 4.4 assists and 3.5 steals. Her 16 games with 20 or more points ranks tied second in the league, while her 29-game streak with at least one three-pointer ranks tied for second nationally.
A three-time All-ACC selection, Greenwell owns averages of 14.2 points, 6.5 rebounds, 1.8 steals and 1.7 assists. She recently had a streak of eight or more rebounds in eight straight contests, which is a Duke school record for a guard. Greenwell owns five contests with 20 or more points on the season.
Duke head coach Joanne P. McCallie, who is the 2010, 2012 and 2013 ACC Coach of the Year, has guided the Blue Devils to three ACC Championships and four NCAA Elite Eight appearances.
The Blue Devils currently boasts a NCAA RPI of No. 18 and is ranked No. 20 in both the Associated Press and No. 18 in the USA Today Division I Coaches Poll.
The NCAA First and Second Rounds will take place March 16-19 at 16 different host sites that will be announced Monday evening.