#3/3 LOUISVILLE CARDINALS (13-0, 1-0) AT DUKE BLUE DEVILS (8-5, 0-1)
Game 14 • Sunday, Jan. 6 • 2:00 PM
Durham, N.C. • Cameron Indoor Stadium (9,314)
ACC Network Extra
Tickets: www.GoDuke.com (1-877-375-3853)
Live Stats: www.GoDuke.com
Radio: Blue Devil IMG Sports Network
(620 AM, www.GoDuke.com, TuneIn app)
Radio Talent: Chris Edwards (PXP), Rebecca Greenwell (Color)
TV/Video: ACC Network Extra
TV Talent: Ryan Craig (PXP), Debbie Taylor (Color)
Duke Head Coach: Joanne P. McCallie (Northwestern, ‘87)
Record: 621-233 (27)
Louisville Head Coach: Jeff Walz (Northern Kentucky, ‘95)
Record: 300-96 (13)
Setting the Scene...
Coming off a tough loss on the road to open ACC play, the Duke women’s basketball team (8-5, 0-1 ACC) will return home to host third-ranked Louisville (13-0, 1-0 ACC) Sunday, Jan. 6 at 2 p.m., in Cameron Indoor Stadium.
Sunday’s contest will be aired live on ACC Network Extra with Ryan Craig (PXP) and Debbie Taylor (Color) calling the action. It will also be carried on the Blue Devil IMG Sports Network via 620 AM, TuneIn app and www.GoDuke.com with Chris Edwards (PXP) and Rebecca Greenwell (Color) on the air beginning at 1:45 p.m. (ET).
What is Next?...
Duke will hit the road once again as the Blue Devils head to Atlanta, Ga., to face Georgia Tech Thursday, Jan. 10 at 7 p.m., live on ACC Network Extra.
• Duke will look to try to avoid opening ACC play 0-2 for the second straight year and only the third time since the 1992-93 campaign.
• The Blue Devils will face back-to-back top 10 teams to open ACC play for the first time since the 1990-91 season when Duke went up against top-ranked Virginia and third-ranked NC State.
• Miela Goodchild currently ranks second nationally among freshmen with a 48.3 percent three-point field goal percentage. She also ranks ninth overall. Goodchild’s 28 three-pointers rank tied 12th nationally among freshmen and she was the ACC Rookie of the Week on Dec. 31.
Melanoma Awareness Day...
In partnership with the Polka Dot Mama Melanoma Foundation, Duke is set to host the annual Melanoma Awareness game on Sunday. Duke is proud to partner with Polka Dot Mama, whose mission is to raise awareness about melanoma and promote early detection. Portions of proceeds raised from the game will go towards the foundation to further this cause.
Storylines/Other Blue Devil Notes...
• The Blue Devils boast an eight-game winning streak at home in Cameron Indoor Stadium against ranked opponents. The last loss came Feb. 1, 2016 to third-ranked Notre Dame.
• Duke has knocked off at least one top-10 opponent in each of the last two years at home in Cameron (#8 Ohio State on Nov. 30, 2017; #9 Florida State on Feb. 19, 2018; #3 South Carolina on Dec. 14, 2016; #8 Louisville on Jan. 2, 2017).
• Over the last three years, Duke owns a 38-2 record at Cameron Indoor Stadium for a 95.0 winning percentage. It is tied for the best winning percentage in the ACC along with Notre Dame.
• Duke has held Wisconsin (53), Marist (56), UNLV (38), FGCU (41) and NC State (63) to season low points.
• Since returning from Christmas break, Leaonna Odom has averaged 4.0 points, 5.3 rebounds and 1.3 blocks. She has hit 26.7 percent from the field. Her two points against FGCU was a season low.
• The Blue Devils have won 36 out of its last 38 home contests in Cameron Indoor Stadium.
• In the ECU contest, Haley Gorecki and Miela Goodchild combined to score 45 points, 15 rebounds, six assists and five steals. Gorecki notched a season-high 26 points, while Goodchild added a career-high 19 points.
• Duke’s Haley Gorecki and Syracuse’s Tiana Mangakahia are the only two players in the ACC to have both a 10+ rebound and 10+ assist contest this season.
• The Blue Devils scored a season-high 83 points versus East Carolina.
• Duke will feature almost a three inch height advantage when the Blue Devils and Cardinals hit the hardwood Sunday. Louisville features a 70.43 average height with six players standing 6-0 or taller. Duke owns a 73.25 average height with nine players 6-0 or taller.
• Duke and Georgia Tech are the only two teams in the league to have four different freshmen who have scored 11 or more points in a game this season.
• Redshirt junior Haley Gorecki and freshman Miela Goodchild have combined to drain 50 three-pointers on the season.
• Duke returns just 39.7 percent of its scoring from the 2017-18 season. It is the lowest returning scoring percentage since the conclusion of the 2013-14 season. The Blue Devils lost 43.7 points and 60.3 percent of scoring. It is the most since the 2013-14 season, which Duke lost 66.9 percent of its scoring.
• Duke graduated two of the best scorer’s in Blue Devil history – Rebecca Greenwell (1,874 points) and Lexie Brown (1,263 points in two years). They were one of the most dynamic scoring duos in the nation the last two years and Duke will have a much different look in 2018-19 without those guards.
• All 29 of Duke’s 2018-19 contests will be aired on some type of television between ESPN+, ACC Network Extra, ESPN2, RSN-TV, PAC 12 Network and Big Ten Network.
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A Look at Louisville...
Louisville enters the contest with a 13-0 overall and 1-0 mark in ACC play. The Cardinals have been led by Asia Durr (21.5 points, 3.5 rebounds), Sam Fuehring (11.2 points, 6.2 rebounds) and Dana Evans (10.2 points, 1.9 rebounds) on the season.
The Series with Louisville..
Duke and Louisville will meet for the seventh time in school history with the series tied, 3-3. In games played in Durham, N.C., the Blue Devils boast a 3-0 mark. Louisville will arrive in Cameron as a top-10 ranked team for the third straight meeting. Duke did win the last two contests in 2015 and 2017. Coach P has totaled a 2-2 mark versus Louisville in her career.
Duke Players vs. Louisville...
Haley Gorecki is coming off one of the best games of her career against Louisville a season ago. She totaled 25 points, six assists, two blocks, five rebounds and one steal in 34 minutes. In the first half, she hit 8-of-8 field goals and had 19 points.
Last season at Louisville, Leaonna Odom totaled 14 points, six rebounds, three assists and five steals in 37 minutes. She hit 6-of-10 field goals.
Against Top 10 Opponents...
Over school history, Duke has knocked off three top 10 opponents when the Blue Devils have been unranked. All three of those contests have come at home in Cameron Indoor Stadium.
Dec. 14, 2015 - (H, Duke 74, #3/3 South Carolina 63
Jan. 16, 1990 - (H, Duke 84, #9/12 Virginia 74
Feb. 21, 1987 - (H, Duke 77, #7/9 Virginia 76
Haley Gorecki is currently averaging 15.9 shots a contest on the season. If the season ended today, it would be the highest average in school history.
Avg. Shots Player
15.9 Haley Gorecki, 2018-19
15.1 Alana Beard, 2002-03
14.8 Jasmine Thomas, 2009-10
14.6 Chris Moreland, 1985-86
14.6 Sue Harnett, 1988-89
Duke features one of the youngest teams in the nation this season. The squad features only 147 career starts with Leaonna Odom leading the way with 56.
The Blue Devils welcome Louisville on Sunday that has 398 career starts. In terms of the ACC, Duke owns the second-fewest starts in the league as Florida State has 77.
Career Starts - ACC Teams
77 Florida State
226 Boston College
222 NC State
231 Wake Forest
239 Georgia Tech
308 North Carolina
332 Virginia Tech
452 Notre Dame
Gorecki Registers Impressive Mark...
Redshirt junior Haley Gorecki has joined one of the elite as she became just the seventh Blue Devil to total over 500 points, 200 rebounds and 100 assists in their first 50 collegiate games.
Gorecki currently owns 533 points, 212 rebounds and 120 assists in 50 career games.
She joined only Alana Beard, Lexie Brown, Monique Currie, Rebecca Greenwell, Alexis Jones and Katie Meier.
At Home in Cameron...
On the season, Duke owns a 5-0 record in Cameron Indoor Stadium. In those games, the Blue Devils have averaged 70.2 points and hit 46.3 percent of their field goals. Duke has held a +12.0 rebounding margin in those contests.
Four Blue Devils have averaged double-digit points -- Haley Gorecki (14.6), Miela Goodchild (13.4), Leaonna Odom (12.2) and Mikayla Boykin (10.0).
Gorecki is also averaging 7.4 rebounds, 2.8 steals and 2.4 assists at home.
Goodchild has hit 14-of-23 three-point attempts (60.9%) and is averaging 13.4 points a game. She has drained 11 treys over the last three contests in Cameron.
Moving on Up...
In only 13 games, Duke freshman Miela Goodchild has drained 28 three-pointers, which is one away from moving into the top 10 freshman list at Duke.
Duke Freshman 3-Pointers Made List
1. 72 Rebecca Greenwell, 2014-15
2. 50 Abby Waner, 2005-06
3. 41 Wanisha Smith, 2004-05
41 Jenni Kraft, 1988-89~
5. 37 Georgia Schweitzer, 1997-98
6. 36 Dana McDonald, 1989-90
7. 33 Laura Kurz, 2004-05
33 Chelsea Gray, 2010-11
9. 30 Jessica Foley, 2002-03
10. 29 Krista Gingrich, 1998-99
28 Miela Goodchild, 2018-19