#22/21 FLORIDA STATE (22-7, 10-6)
VS. DUKE BLUE DEVILS (15-14, 6-10)
ACC Tournament Second Round
Game 30 • Thursday, March 7 • 8:00 PM
Greensboro, N.C. • Greensboro Coliseum
Tickets: www.GoDuke.com (1-877-375-3853)
Live Stats: www.GoDuke.com
Radio: Duke Sports Network
(620 AM, 99.3 FM, 96.5 FM, www.GoDuke.com, TuneIn app)
Radio Talent: Chris Edwards (PXP), Rebecca Greenwell (Color)
TV Talent: Tom Werme (PXP), Debbie Antonelli (Color),
Kelley Deyeo (Sideline)
Duke Head Coach: Joanne P. McCallie (Northwestern, ‘87)
Record: 627-242 (27)
FSU Head Coach: Sue Semrau (Calif.-San Diego, ‘85)
Record: 413-245 (22)
Setting the Scene...
Coming off a 86-64 victory over No. 14 seed Pitt Wednesday in the first round of the ACC Tournament, the No. 11 seeded Duke women’s basketball team (15-14, 6-10 ACC) will take on No. 6 seed Florida State (22-7, 10-6) Thursday, March 7 at 8 p.m., at the Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, N.C.
The game will be aired live on RSN-TV with Tom Werme (PXP), Debbie Antonelli (Color) and Kelley Deyeo (Sideline) calling the game. It will also be carried on the Duke Sports Network via 620 AM, 99.3 FM, 96.5 FM, TuneIn app and www.GoDuke.com with Chris Edwards (PXP) and Rebecca Greenwell (Color) on the air beginning at 7:45 p.m. (ET).
How to Watch...
Fans can watch the Pitt vs. FSU matchup via AT&T Sportsnet Pittsburgh, AT&T Sportsnet Pittsburgh Plus, FOX Sports Detroit Plus, FOX Sports Florida, FOX Sports Midwest, FOX Sports North Plus, FOX Sports Prime Ticket, FOX Sports San Diego, FOX Sports South, FOX Sports Southwest Plus, FOX Sports Washington Plus, NBC Sports Washington Plus, SportsTime Ohio and YES Network.
• Redshirt junior Haley Gorecki is approaching another impressive milestone as she could be the third Blue Devil to register 500 points, 200 rebounds, 100 assists and 75 steals in a season. She just needs two points to reach the milestone. She would join only Alana Bead (2001-02, 2002-03) and Monique Currie (2004-05), which is some pretty impressive company. Gorecki owns 498 points, 208 rebounds, 113 assists and 75 steals in only 29 games.
• Miela Goodchild broke the Duke freshman record for three-pointers made with 73 as she drained 5-of-8 from downtown against Pitt. She is seventh on the ACC’s freshman list and is one away from sixth.
• Haley Gorecki is the only player in the ACC to rank in the top 15 in all four categories (points, rebounds, steals and assists) and one of three in power five conferences to rank in the top 15 in all four categories in her conference (Bridget Carleton of Iowa State, Sabrina Ionescu of Oregon).
Storylines/Other Blue Devil Notes...
• Haley Gorecki has averaged 19.0 points, 6.3 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 3.0 steals against ranked opponents this season.
• With the victory over Pitt Wednesday, Joanne P. McCallie became just the seventh ACC coach to notch 20 ACC Tournament victories.
• Duke enters the contest against 22nd-ranked Florida State with an eight-game losing streak to ranked foes (0-7 in 2018-19).
• The Blue Devils features the tied for second-longest winning streak in the ACC -- Notre Dame (6), Louisville (4), Duke (4).
• The winner of the Duke/Florida State game will advance to play No. 3 seed NC State (25-4, 12-4) Friday, March 8 at 8 p.m.
• Haley Gorecki ranks fourth in the ACC with 11 games with 20+ points and Florida State’s Kiah Gillespie is fifth with 10.
• Duke owns an 8-1 record against No. 6 seeds in the ACC Tournament.
• The No. 11 seed for the Blue Devils is the lowest since the 1993 campaign when Duke was seeded No. 9. That squad lost to Wake Forest in the first contest.
• The Blue Devils have won eight ACC Championships over the last 19 years and have advanced to the ACC title game a total of 14 times.
• Leaonna Odom owns 975 points over her career and needs 25 points to become the 34th Duke player to reach the 1,000-point mark.
• Jayda Adams had hit only three three-pointers away from Cameron Indoor Stadium entering the Pitt contest Wednesday. She drained 3-of-3 in the contest and scored a career-high 15 points. On the season, Adams has hit 15 of her 21 three-pointers at home.
• Haley Gorecki blocked only one shot the first 18 games of the season, but over the last 10 games she has nine swats, including two at Notre Dame.
• Miela Goodchild ranks seventh nationally with a 45.1 three-point field goal percentage. She has the third-highest percentage by a freshman.
• Miela Goodchild’s 26 points against fifth-ranked Notre Dame joined only Duke’s Alana Beard as freshmen to score 26 or more points against a top-five team nationally. Beard had 27 points versus Iowa State on Dec. 30, 2000.
• Jade Williams, Onome Akinbode-James, and Leaonna Odom have combined to block 89 shots this year. Duke opponents have totaled 86 blocks.
• Over the last 12 games, Miela Goodchild has averaged 14.4 points, 2.0 rebounds and 1.9 assists. She has hit 45.5 percent from downtown, including 40 treys. Goodchild scored double-digits in 10 of those.
• Haley Gorecki is currently averaging 35.9 minutes per game, which is tied second in the ACC. Katie Meier holds the Duke record for highest per game average (36.0, 1989-90). Gorecki averaged 37.1 minutes a game in ACC play, which was third.
• Jade Williams had 15 points, eight rebounds, three assists, three steals and three blocks against Pittsburgh. She is one of only three players in the ACC to notch 15-8-3-3-3 in a game in 2018-19 (Brianna Turner of Notre Dame, Emily Engstler of Syracuse).
• Haley Gorecki’s 11 games with 20 or more points ranks fourth in the ACC.
• Senior Faith Suggs leads the Blue Devils with 12 charges taken on the season and 16 over her four year career. She has taken 11 charges over the last 19 games.
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The Series with FSU..
Duke and FSU will meet for the 50th time in school history. The Blue Devils lead the series 37-12. In games played in the ACC Tournament, Duke owns a 7-0 mark. The last time the two teams met in the ACC Tournament was on March 9, 2013 in the semifinals and won, 72-66.
Earlier this season in Tallahassee, Fla., the Blue Devils dropped a 66-62 decision to the Seminoles. Coach P owns a 11-5 record versus the Seminoles.
Career Highs Versus Pitt...
Duke featured numerous season highs and career highs in the ACC Tournament first round against Pitt.
- Faith Suggs (16 points)
- Jayda Adams (15 points)
- Duke season high 55.2 field goal percentage
- Tied season high with 20 assists as team
- 12 three-pointers was team season high
- Scored season-high 50 second half points
Duke Ties ACC Tournament Record...
Duke tied the ACC Tournament record with its season-high 12 three-pointers made against Pitt Wednesday. It marks the third different time the Blue Devils have hit 12 three-pointers in the tournament.
Most 3-Point Field Goals Made
12, Duke vs. Wake Forest (2005 - QF)
12, Duke vs. NC State (2013 - QF)
12, Duke vs. Pitt (2019 - FR)
12, Syracuse vs. NC State (2016 - QF)
Blue Devils Erupt for 86 Points...
Duke registered 86 points against Pitt, which snapped a six-game streak of scoring below 70 points. It was the most points scored in the ACC Tournament by the Blue Devils since 2013 in the championship game (92). The 86 points was the second-most scored this season, behind 90 in a double-overtime loss at Boston College.
Moving Up Three-Point Charts...
With her five three-pointers made against Pitt in the first round, Duke freshman Miela Goodchild broke the Blue Devil freshman record for most made three-pointers in a season with 73.
She broke Rebecca Greenwell’s record of 72, which was in 34 games. Goodchild broke the record in 29 contests.
Goodchild set a Duke freshman record with eight three-pointers made at Notre Dame and also set a rookie record with 14 attempts. Her 68 treys ranks as the tied for ninth most in Duke history overall.
Goodchild’s 73 three-pointers ranks second among other ACC freshmen. It is also tied for ninth-most in the NCAA among freshmen.
Player 3PM Games
Miela Goodchild (DU) 73 29
Dara Mabrey (VT) 72 30
Elizabeth Balogun (GT) 64 29
Makayla Dickins (BC) 62 30
ACC Freshman Record - 3-Pointers Made
85 Kaela Davis, Georgia Tech (2013-14)
81 Gabby Cooper, Syracuse (2016-17)
80 Milan Bolden-Morris, Boston College (2017-18)
76 Aisha Shepard, Virginia Tech (2017-18)
76 Stephanie Watts, North Carolina (2015-16)
74 Kelly Hughes, Boston College (2013-14)
73 Miela Goodchild, Duke (2018-19)
72 Rebecca Greenwell, Duke (2014-15)
72 Dara Mabrey, Virginia Tech (2018-19)
71 Kara Lounsbury, Georgia Tech (1988-89)
Duke Single-Season Three-Pointers Made
1. 87 Tricia Liston (35 games), 2013-14
2. 83 Rebecca Greenwell (34 games), 2016-17
3. 80 Tricia Liston (36 games), 2012-13
4. 73 Lexie Brown (34 games), 2016-17
73 Rebecca Greenwell (28 games), 2017-18
73 Rebecca Greenwell (30 games), 2015-16
73 Miela Goodchild (28 games), 2018-19
McCallie in Tournament Play...
In her 27 years as a head coach, Joanne P. McCallie has produced a 43-17 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 20-8 mark in the ACC Tournament to go along with titles in 2010, 2011 and 2013.
Duke in the ACC Tournament...
The Blue Devils own a 48-33 overall record in the ACC Tournament and have won at least one game in 23 out of the last 25 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 39-11 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 37-10 overall record in Greensboro.
Blue Devils in the ACC Tournament...
Prior to Duke’s contest against Pitt Wednesday, only one Blue Devil had started an ACC Tournament contest -- Leaonna Odom. She entered the 2019 tournament with four career appearances and scored 29 points in those games. Senior Faith Suggs has come off the bench in six games and played 52 minutes. Both Jade Williams and Jayda Adams saw action in the tournament a year ago against NC State combining for two points. Redshirt junior Haley Gorecki is making her first appearance in the ACC Tournament.
Leading the Blue Devils...
Haley Gorecki currently leads Duke in points (17.2), rebounds (7.2) and assists (3.9). No Blue Devil in school history has led the squad in all three of those categories. Katie Meier led Duke in points, assists and tied for the lead in rebounds during the 1989-90 campaign. In ACC history, only six players have led their schools in scoring, rebounding and assists -- Lakeia Stokes, Clemson (2003-04), Kisha Ford, Georgia Tech (1993-94), Shenise Johnson, Miami (2011-12), Laine Selwyn, Pitt (2001-02; 2002-03), Amy Privette, Wake Forest (1986-87) and Bernadette McGlade, UNC (1979-80).
Akinbode-James Doing Big Things...
Over the last nine games, freshman Onome Akinbode-James has averaged 5.3 points, 7.1 rebounds and 2.6 blocks. She has started 12 straight games and has been a force inside for the Blue Devils. She had nine points and nine rebounds at Wake Forest and then tied a career high with 14 rebounds against Clemson, while swatting a career-high six shots. Akinbode-James owns 13 blocks over the last five games. Akinbode-James’ 42 blocked shots ranks fourth on Duke’s freshman record list, while her 1.4 blocks per game ranks eighth in the ACC. In ACC play, she ranked fourth in the league with a 1.8 average. Her 62 offensive rebounds ranks 10th among Duke freshmen and her 157 rebounds ranks tied seventh on the Duke freshman record chart.
Duke Freshman Season Record - Blocked Shots
1. 116 Elizabeth Williams, 2011-12
2. 68 Sarah Sullivan, 1982-83
3. 46 Chante Black, 2004-05
4. 40 Jade Williams, 2017-18
40 Iciss Tillis, 2000-01
6. 37 Sue Harnett, 1986-87
37 Onome Akinbode-James, 2018-19
Duke Freshman Season Record - Offensive Rebounds
1. 120 Azurá Stevens, 2014-15
2. 118 Elizabeth Williams, 2011-12
3. 97 Chante Black, 2004-05
4. 84 Monique Currie, 2001-02
5. 75 Leaonna Odom, 2016-17
6. 70 Bridgette Mitchell, 2006-07
7. 68 Allison Vernerey, 2009-10
68 Mistie Bass, 2002-03
9. 64 Payton Black, 1995-96
10. 62 Onome Akinbode-James, 2018-19