#19/19 DUKE BLUE DEVILS (19-6, 8-4) AT CLEMSON (11-14, 1-11)
Game 26 • Sunday, Feb. 11 • 2:00 PM
Clemson, S.C. • Littlejohn Coliseum (10,000)
ACC Network Extra
Radio: Blue Devil IMG Sports Network
(620 AM, 99.3 FM, 96.5 FM, GoDuke.com, TuneIn app) - Chris Edwards
TV/Video: ACC Network Extra: Pete Yanity (PXP) and Jim Davis (Color)
The Series: Duke leads 40-32
Duke Head Coach: Joanne P. McCallie (Northwestern, ‘87)
Record: 608-225 (26)
Clemson Head Coach: Audra Smith (Virginia, ‘92)
Record: 190-134 (14)
Setting the Scene...
After playing the last three games at home, the 19th-ranked Duke women’s basketball team (19-6, 8-4 ACC) will hit the road for the first of two straight away contests at Clemson (11-14, 1-11) Sunday, Feb. 11 at 2 p.m., in Littlejohn Coliseum.
Sunday’s game will be aired live on ACC Network Extra with Pete Yanity (PXP) and Jim Davis (Color) 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 1:45 p.m.
What is Next?...
Duke will play its final road contest at Syracuse Thursday, Feb. 15 at 7 p.m., before returning home to close the regular season against Florida State and North Carolina.
• Lexie Brown has hit a three-pointer in an ACC-best 24 straight games, which is the second-longest streak in Duke history. If she hits a trey at Clemson, she will match the Duke record for consecutive games with a three-pointer (Georgia Schweitzer - 25 in 2000-01).
• Blue Devil fifth-year senior Lexie Brown is only 43 points away from reaching the 2,000 career points mark at her time at Duke and Maryland. She currently owns 1,957.
• Duke looks to improve on its 5-5 road record this season as the Blue Devils travel to Clemson Sunday. The Blue Devils own a 10-game winning streak in Clemson dating back to Dec. 9, 2000.
Storylines/Other Blue Devil Notes...
• Over the last nine games, Rebecca Greenwell has averaged 13.4 points, 5.7 rebounds, 1.7 steals and 1.4 assists. She has hit 23-of-46 treys for a 50.0 percentage, while hitting 51.3 percent of her field goals.
• In three seasons in the ACC (2 at Duke and 1 at Maryland), Lexie Brown has totaled 1,477 points and is 23 away from reaching 1,500 points.
• Duke is the only team in the ACC to feature two different players with at least six blocks in a game this season (Leaonna Odom, Jade Williams).
• Lexie Brown is only 43 points away from becoming the only active player in NCAA Division I with 2,000 points, 500 assists and 300 steals.
• Rebecca Greenwell has moved into sixth place on the ACC career three-pointers made list with 274 and needs 26 more to move into a tie for fifth.
• During the last three road games, Erin Mathias has averaged 12.0 points, 7.7 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 2.0 blocks and 1.3 steals. This included a double-double at Pitt with 12 points and 10 rebounds.
• In ACC games only, Rebecca Greenwell ranks fourth with a 45.1 three-point field goal percentage.
• Bego Faz Davalos moved into 24th on the NCAA career blocks list and needs two more to enter into a tie for 23rd with 365.
• Rebecca Greenwell became just the eighth player in Duke history to reach the 1,700-point mark with her nine points at Pitt. Greenwell moved past Jasmine Thomas (1,704) and Iciss Tillis (1,712) against Georgia Tech and into seventh place. Greenwell (1,743) needs 18 more points to reach sixth (Katie Meier, 1,761).
• Lexie Brown is the only player in the ACC with 90+ steals and 90+ assists (101 assists, 91 steals). The next closest player is Chanette Hicks of Virginia Tech with 131 assists and 74 steals.
• Duke has forced 16 shot clock violations this season by its defense.
• In ACC games only, Duke leads the league in three-point field goal percentage (41.4). Duke also ranks second in blocked shots (5.0) and steals (9.8).
• Duke features three players with 25 or more blocks for the third straight year -- Leaonna Odom (31), Erin Mathias (30) and Jade Williams (32). Duke had not featured three with as many blocks since the 2005-06 campaign.
• Lexie Brown (1,957, 13th) and Rebecca Greenwell (1,743, 25th) rank in the top 24 of the active NCAA career scoring leaders. Duke is the only team to feature two in the top 25.
• Lexie Brown and Rebecca Greenwell combined for 50 points at Wake Forest. It marked the fifth time the tandem have combined for 50 or more points over the last two years - 2017-18 (Old Dominion, WFU), 2016-17 (Longwood, Old Dominion, Miami).
• Duke leads the ACC in paint defense, only allowing 19.52 points in the paint per game. The next closest team is NC State with a 20.80 average.
• Rebecca Greenwell became the first Duke player to amass 1,500 points, 600 rebounds and 200 made three-pointers at Villanova. Greenwell could also become the third guard in Blue Devil history to register 1,500 points and 700 rebounds along with Monique Currie and Alana Beard. Greenwell currently owns 1,743 points and 696 rebounds.
• All 29 of Duke’s 2017-18 contests will be aired on some type of television between ESPN3, ACC Network Extra, ESPN2, RSN-TV, SEC Network and Nova Nation.
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A Look at Clemson...
Clemson enters the contest Sunday with an 11-14 overall record and 1-11 mark in ACC action. The Lady Tigers have lost six straight games, since a double-overtime victory over Boston College at home.
On the year, Kobi Thornton (10.6 points, 6.7 rebounds), Danielle Edwards (9.5 points, 23 treys) and Jaia Alexander have paced Clemson.
The Series with Clemson...
The Blue Devils travel to Clemson Sunday riding a 21-game winning streak against the Lady Tigers. Duke leads the series against Clemson with an overall mark of 40-32 and hold an even record of 16-16 in games played at Clemson. The Blue Devils have averaged only 69.2 game points a game in contests at Clemson, while holding their opponents to a ledger of 68.4 points. Duke has won 10 straight versus the Lady Tigers in Clemson.
Coach P boasts a record of 11-0 over Clemson.
Duke Players vs. Clemson...
In three games against Clemson, Rebecca Greenwell has averaged 17.3 points, 4.7 rebounds and 1.7 steals. She is coming off notching 21 points a season ago as she drained 8-of-13 field goals and 2-of-4 from downtown.
Lexie Brown notched 13 points, seven assists, three rebounds and two steals last year versus the Lady Tigers.
Duke Nears 20 Wins...
With a victory against Clemson Sunday, Duke would register its 21st consecutive 20-win season and the 23rd out of the last 24 years.
Head Coach Joanne P. McCallie would total her 23rd 20-win season over her 26-year coaching career and 14th straight.
Looking at the national scene, Tennessee owns a 42-year streak of reaching 20 wins, while Connecticut is second (25) and Duke’s 20 straight years are third.
The ACC record for most consecutive 20-win seasons is 20 by Duke.
Blocks & Steals...
Duke continues to be one of the best teams nationally in steals and blocks this season combining for 15.3 a contests.
This ranks second in the ACC and fourth nationally among Power Five Conference teams --
17.9 - Rutgers
16.7 - Auburn
15.7 - Pittsburgh
15.3 - Duke
14.8 - Georgia
14.7 - South Carolina
Roma Gives Spark Off Bench...
Redshirt junior Sofia Roma came off the bench against Wake Forest and provided a key spark in the fourth quarter. In seven fourth quarter minutes, Roma totaled five points, four rebounds and one assist. She hit 2-of-2 field goals. The three offensive rebounds was tied for a Duke best.
Duke’s Lexie Brown’s 24-game streak with at least one three-pointer leads the ACC and the third-best among Power Five Conferences.
Brown’s streak is close to reaching the Duke record held by Georgia Schweitzer (25 in 2000-01).
Consecutive Games with a Three-Pointer
(Power 5 Conferences)
Kelsey Mitchell, Ohio State - 82
Sabrina Ionescu, Oregon - 41
Lexie Brown, Duke - 24
Aliyah Mazyck, USC - 23
Aislinn Konig, NC State - 23
* Oregon & USC play 2/9
Brown Approaching 100 Steals...
Duke fifth-year senior Lexie Brown is having one of the best individual seasons in Duke history averaging 20.4 points, 4.8 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 3.6 steals.
She owns 91 steals and could become 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 91 steals currently ranks seventh on Duke’s single-season charts and needs two to move into a tie with Chelsea Gray (93) for sixth.
For the Florida State contest Feb. 19 in Cameron Indoor Stadium, Duke University head coach Joanne P. McCallie will be donning an outfit designed by senior Erin Mathias.
Mathias, who created her own fashion line called Erin Mathias Designs, is designing the outfit for Duke’s “Pink Game.” The outfit will then be auctioned off to raise money for cancer research.
In September, Mathias held a fashion show in front of the Duke Chapel to debut her clothing line and is looking to go into design following graduation.
Duke continues to be hit with the injury bug in 2017-18 as Kyra Lambert, Mikayla Boykin and Haley Gorecki are not available for the remainder of the season.
Boykin suffered a torn ACL in December, Gorecki has a left hip injury that will require surgery and Lambert is recovering suffering a torn ACL in the NCAA Tournament first round in 2017. Lambert had reconstruction on her ACL Feb. 2, after reinjuring her knee in practice recently.
With having the trio of Lambert, Boykin and Gorecki on the sideline, the Blue Devils are very short on guards.
Honors Rolling in for Brown...
Duke fifth-year senior Lexie Brown continues to have the honors pour in and is a unanimous candidate for National Player of the Year -- Wade Watch Mid-Season candidate, Senior CLASS Award finalist, John R. Wooden late season top 20, Dawn Staley Award top 15, Nancy Lieberman Award top 10 and Citizen Naismith Player of the Year candidate.
Duke’s Brown Leads ACC in Scoring...
Lexie Brown currently leads the ACC in scoring with a 20.4 per game average. Only two Blue Devils in school history have led the league in scoring -- Alana Beard and Chris Moreland. If Brown continues to hold her average above 20.0 points, she would total 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).