#13/14 Syracuse (15-4, 4-2) At Duke Blue Devils (9-9, 1-5)
Game 19 • Sunday, Jan. 27 • 1:00 PM
Durham, N.C. • Cameron Indoor Stadium (9,314)
Tickets: ........................................ www.GoDuke.com (1-877-375-3853)
Live Stats:................................................................... www.GoDuke.com
Radio: ................................................... Blue Devil IMG Sports Network
................ (620 AM, 99.3 FM, 96.5 FM, www.GoDuke.com, TuneIn app)
Radio Talent: .......... Chris Edwards (PXP), Rebecca Greenwell (Color)
TV/Video: ................................................................. RSN-TV
TV Talent: ..................... Tom Werme (PXP), LaChina Robinson (Color)
Duke Head Coach: .................. Joanne P. McCallie (Northwestern, ‘87)
Record: ............................................................................... 622-237 (27)
Syracuse Head Coach: ....... Quentin Hillsman (St. Mary’s College, ‘93)
Record: ............................................................................... 278-140 (14)
Setting the Scene...
Duke (9-9, 1-5 ACC) will close a two-game homestand Sunday, Jan. 27 as the Blue Devils will host 13th-ranked Syracuse (15-4, 4-2) in Cameron Indoor Stadium at 1 p.m. It will mark Duke’s first Mental Wealth Day bringing awareness for mental health.
Sunday’s contest will be aired live on RSN-TV with Tom Werme (PXP) and LaChina Robinson (Color) calling the game. It will also be carried on the Blue Devil IMG 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 12:45 p.m. (ET).
How to Watch...
Fans can watch Sunday’s Syracuse at Duke contest on the following networks -- AT&T Sportsnet Las Vegas, AT&T Sportsnet Pittsburgh, AT&T Sportsnet Rocky Mtn, Fox Sports Arizona, FOX Sports Detroit, Fox Sports Florida, Fox Sports Midwest+, Fox Sports North, Fox Sports South, Fox Sports Southwest Plus, Fox Sports West, Fox Sports Wisconsin, NBC Sports Washington Plus, New England Sports Network Plus, ROOT Sports Northwest, SportsTime Ohio and YES Network.
Mental Wealth Day - Sunday...
Duke, in partnership with The Jed Foundation (JED), Duke University CAPS and the NBA, is excited to host the first “Mental Wealth Day” for mental health awareness.
Along with the highly competitive game, “Mental Wealth Day” will feature workshops on relevant mental health topics including a mindfulness training and sharing real life stories of current and former athletes, including former collegiate and WNBA legend and JED Ambassador, Chamique Holdsclaw. Holdsclaw will participate as the pre-game keynote speaker, discussing her personal experience with mental health and her advocacy for JED.
Holdsclaw, a three-time NCAA Champion with the Tennessee women’s basketball program, featured a stellar collegiate career before being selected as the No. 1 selection in the 1999 WNBA Draft by the Washington Mystics. After earning the WNBA Rookie of the Year in her first professional season, Holdsclaw went on to earn six WNBA All-Star appearances and won the gold medal at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney with the United States.
During the game, a number of videos and public service announcements from Seize The Awkward and NBA Cares Mind Health will be played. Seize The Awkward, a campaign by JED, Ad Council and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP), encourages teens and young adults to “seize the awkward” by reaching out to a friend who may be struggling with mental health issues. NBA Cares Mind Health initiative, developed in collaboration with JED, features NBA players Kevin Love and DeMar DeRozan sharing their personal mental health stories.
o 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 a.m. - Mental Wealth
Discussion with Chamique Holdsclaw
o 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 a.m. - Yoga Workshop
o 12:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. - Relaxation Zone available
- Free Massage Station
- Kindess Stone Making
- Changing Their Activity
- & More!
o 1:00 p.m. - Duke vs. Syracuse tips off
o Halftime of the game - TBD
What is Next?...
Duke will hit the road for a contest at Boston College Thursday, Jan. 31 in Chestnut Hill, Mass. It will be aired live on ACC Network Extra.
• Haley Gorecki is averaging 20.2 points, 6.4 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 2.8 steals on the season against ranked opponents. She had a season-high 25 points in the last game against FSU. Gorecki is the only ACC player to boast an average of 20.0 points and 6.0 rebounds against ranked opponents.
• Redshirt freshman Mikayla Boykin had surgery Jan. 22, after tearing her right ACL in the Miami contest on Jan. 17. She will miss the remainder of the 2018-19 campaign.
• Duke freshman Miela Goodchild will face fellow Australian Tiana Mangakahia of Syracuse Sunday. The two both played for the Spartans club team at one point and Mangakahia played hoops with Miela’s sister, Briana.
Storylines/Other Blue Devil Notes...
• Miela Goodchild tied a Duke freshman record with 11 three-pointers attempted in a single game versus Wake Forest.
• Duke has faced three ranked teams out of the first six ACC contests. The Blue Devils will play their fourth ranked foe Sunday versus Syracuse.
• Haley Gorecki’s six games with 20 or more points ranks tied sixth in the ACC.
• Through 18 games, sophomore Jade Williams has scored 135 points, which is four more than she scored in 33 games as a rookie last season.
• Duke has been outrebounded in each of the last four games and a total of nine times this season.
• Duke opened ACC play 0-5 for the first time since the 1992-93 campaign, which was Gail Goestenkors first season with the Blue Devils. That 1992-93 team opened ACC play 0-9.
• Sophomore Jade Williams tied a career high Sunday at FSU with 17 points. She hit 7-of-9 field goals and grabbed four rebounds.
• Senior Faith Suggs leads the Blue Devils with seven charges taken on the season and 11 over her four year career. She has taken six charges over the last eight games.
• The Blue Devils faced back-to-back top 10 and undefeated teams to open ACC play for the first time in program history. It marked the first time since the 1990-91 season that the Blue Devils took on back-to-back top 10 teams to open ACC play (No. 1 Virginia and No. 3 NC State).
• Duke’s 9.7 steals per game in ACC play ranks third. Clemson leads the league with a 12.1 average. Haley Gorecki ranks second with a 3.2 steals per game average in ACC action.
• Leaonna Odom currently ranks 10th in the ACC in field goal percentage (54.0), T-16th in rebounding (6.8) and 19th in scoring (13.9).
• After dishing only 15 assists over the previous two games, Duke handed out a season-high 20 assists on the road at Georgia Tech.
• Duke held Wisconsin (53), Marist (56), UNLV (38), FGCU (41) and NC State (63) to season low points.
• Duke’s Haley Gorecki, Notre Dame’s Arike Ogunbowale and Syracuse’s Tiana Mangakahia are the only players in the ACC to have both a 10+ rebound and 10+ assist contest this season.
• Redshirt junior Haley Gorecki and freshman Miela Goodchild have combined to drain 67 three-pointers on the season.
• Duke returned 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.
• Follow @DukeWBB and @CoachPDuke on Twitter to get the latest updates on Duke women’s basketball. Also, “Like” Duke Women’s Basketball on Facebook to get the latest videos, pictures and more. DWB is on Instagram at dukewbb.
A Look at Syracuse...
Syracuse owns a 15-4 overall and 4-2 mark in the ACC under head coach Quentin Hillsman. The Orange have been led by Tiana Mangakahia (16.1 points, 5.1 rebounds, 7.9 assists), Miranda Drummond (11.4 points, 48 treys), Maeva Djaldi-Tabdi (10.3 points, 5.4 rebounds) and Digna Strautmane (9.4 points, 30 treys).
The Series with Syracuse..
Duke and Syracuse will meet for the eighth time in school history. The Blue Devils lead the overall series, 5-2, but is coming off a 68-65 loss last season in Syracuse, N.Y. In games played in Durham, N.C., the Blue Devils have posted a 2-0 mark. Coach P owns a 4-2 record against Syracuse over her career.
Duke Players vs. Syracuse..
Redshirt junior Haley Gorecki will face Syracuse for the first time in her career. In the last meeting, Leaonna Odom had 16 points, four rebounds and three steals. In three games against Syracuse, Odom has averaged 9.3 points.
Trio of Players Score...
In the contest at Florida State, Duke featured only three players score as Haley Gorecki totaled 25, Leaonna Odom had 20 and Jade Williams added 17 on the afternoon. It marked the first time in Duke history the Blue Devils had only three players score.
Duke was the first Division I team to have only three players score in a game this season. The Blue Devils were the first major conference team to have only three players score since Utah on March 18, 2012 at Washington. Duke is the first ACC team to have only three players score since Miami on Nov. 30, 2004 at George Mason. The Blue Devils are the first Division I team to score 60+ points with only three players scoring since Milwaukee on March 13, 2009 at Cleveland State (63).
For the first time in her career, Duke junior Leaonna Odom has collected back-to-back games with 20 or more points. Over the last two contests, Odom has averaged 20.0 points, 5.0 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 1.0 steals. She has hit 17-of-24 field goals for a 70.8 percentage. Odom owns four games with 20 or more points this season and scored double-digits in five straight.
Coach P continues to say Duke features eight different student-athletes that can start any given contest. The Blue Devils have featured eight different starting lineups on the season.
Adams Makes Most of Start...
In her first collegiate start, sophomore Jayda Adams totaled a career-high 12 points, while hitting a career-high 4-of-5 three-pointers. Adams’ four three-pointers in her starting debut is tied for the most in Duke history along with Windsor Coggeshall (1995-96), Nicole Erickson (1997-98) and Tricia Liston (2010-11). Her 80.0 percent (4-of-5) from beyond the arc is the most by any debuting start who took at least four three-pointers.
She played a season-high 27 minutes, had a career-high four rebounds and tied a career high with two steals. Adams had hit eight three-pointers on the season and drained four versus WFU. She now owns 12 three-pointers in 18 games, after hitting 11 treys in 33 games a year ago. Adams is hitting 46.2 percent from downtown.
Strong Third Quarters...
The Blue Devils have averaged 18.0 points and hit 58.3 percent from the field in the third quarter over the last three games. Duke has outscored its opponents by 20.0 over the last three games in the third quarter.
Duke hit 69.2 percent from the field in the third quarter against Wake Forest, which was the second-best output in the third quarter in school history.
Moving Up Three-Point Charts...
In only 18 games, Duke freshman Miela Goodchild has drained 36 three-pointers, which ranks tied sixth on the Blue Devil freshman record charts.
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
36 Miela Goodchild, 2018-19
8. 33 Laura Kurz, 2004-05
33 Chelsea Gray, 2010-11
10. 30 Jessica Foley, 2002-03
Goodchild’s 36 three-pointers ranks tied third among other ACC freshmen.
Player 3PM Games
Elizabeth Balogun (GT) 42 19
Dara Mabrey (VT) 44 19
Miela Goodchild (DU) 36 18
Mikayla Dickins (BC) 36 19
Marnelle Garraud (BC) 28 19
Haley Gorecki is currently averaging 6.9 three-pointers attempted this season, which would be a school record if the season ended today.
At Home in Cameron...
Duke holds a 6-2 record at home, after winning its first five contests to open the season. Haley Gorecki has averaged 13.5 points, 6.5 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 2.9 steals at home. She is coming off her best shooting game of the season hitting 5-of-9 field goals (55.6 percent) against WFU. Miela Goodchild has hit 46.5 percent from downtown and averaged 11.9 points a game at home. She has hit 6 treys in the last two home contests.Leaonna Odom has hit 57.5 percent from the field and averaged 13.5 points.