Game Information Date/Time:......................Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 7:10 pm Location/Venue:.................Durham, N.C. (Cameron Indoor Stadium - 9,314) Where to Watch:.................ESPNU & ESPN3 Radio:..........................Blue Devil IMG - WDNC AM 620 (Steve Barnes, Morgan Patrick) Live Stats:.....................www.GoDuke.com Series Record:..................Duke leads 3-0 Last Meeting:...................Dec. 12, 2010 - Duke 73, Oklahoma State 45
Duke Record:.........................31-2, 17-1 (ACC) Ranking:........................#5 (AP), #5 (USA Today) Head Coach:.....................Joanne P. McCallie (21st Year) Record at Duke:.........172-34 (6th Year) ACC Record:.............78-13 (6th Year) Overall Record:.........488-182 (21st Year) vs. Oklahoma State......3-2
Oklahoma State Record:.........................22-10, 9-9 (Big 12) Ranking:........................#NR (AP), #NR (USA Today) Head Coach:.....................Jim Littell (38th Year) Overall Record:.................671-139 (29th Year) Record at OSU:..................43-22 (2nd Year)
Setting the Scene... In search of its 15th NCAA regional appearance over the last 16 years, the No. 2 seeded and fifth-ranked Duke women’s basketball team (31-2) will host seventh-seeded Oklahoma State (22-10) on Tuesday, March 26 at 7:10 p.m., in Cameron Indoor Stadium. Tuesday’s contest will be shown on ESPNU with Joe Davis (PXP) and Debbie Antonelli (Color) calling the action. It will also be aired live on the Blue Devil IMG Sports Network on WDNC-AM 620 with Steve Barnes (PXP) and Morgan Patrick (Color) on the air. With a victory on Tuesday, the Blue Devils will advance to the Norfolk Regional to face the winner of the Nebraska/Texas A&M contest on March 31 in Norfolk, Va. A trip to Norfolk, Va., would mean sophomore Elizabeth Williams would head home as she is from Virginia Beach, Va. Duke is playing in its 19th straight NCAA Tournament. The Blue Devils boast a 17-game winning streak at home in NCAA Tournament games and a 19-game overall winning streak dating back to last season. Duke holds a 20-game winning streak in NCAA Tournament first round games. The Blue Devils are looking to claim their fourth undefeated home season in school history on Tuesday as Duke owns a 15-0 mark at home this year. A Look at Oklahoma State... The Cowgirls the NCAA Tournament second round with a 22-10 overall record, including a 9-9 tally in Big 12 action. Oklahoma State downed DePaul 73-56 in the NCAA first round. Toni Young (16.2 points, 10.2 rebounds), Liz Donohoe (15.0 points, 6.2 rebounds) and Tiffany Bias (12.1 points, 3.2 rebounds) have led the way in scoring for the Cowgirls this year. Head coach Jim Littell is in his second year at the helm of the program and has guided the Cowgirls to their second consecutive 20-win season, as well as the 12th in program history. Littell led Oklahoma State to the WNIT title last season and was the first coach in Oklahoma State history to win 20 or more games in his first season.
The Series with Oklahoma State... Duke and Oklahoma State have met three times in program history with the Blue Devils owning the series lead, 3-0. The two teams last met Dec. 12, 2010 when the fifth-ranked Blue Devils cruised past Oklahoma State, 73-45, in Gallagher-Iba Arena. The Cowgirls and Blue Devils have met only once in the NCAA Tournament with Duke topping Oklahoma State, 76-64, in the first round of the 1995 NCAA Tournament. Head coach Joanne P. McCallie has tallied a 3-2 all-time record against the Cowgirls. NCAA Tournament Tidbits... • The Basics...Duke is making its 19th consecutive and 20th overall trip to the NCAA Tournament. The Blue Devils have been seeded No. 2 for the seventh time in school history and for the fourth straight year. Duke played in the postseason on two other occasions, making it to the Women’s NIT in 1986 and the NCAA Tournament in 1987. Duke now owns an all-time record of 50-19 in NCAA Tournament play and is 51-20 in all postseason action. The Blue Devils have hosted NCAA Tournament games 11 times out of 20 appearances. Duke previously hosted first and second round games in Cameron Indoor Stadium from 1998-2002, 2004, 2010 and 2011. The Blue Devils have won 17 consecutive games during NCAA Tournament play in Cameron. Overall, Duke owns a 19-1 record in NCAA Tournament action in Cameron Indoor Stadium. • The History...Each time Duke has been in the NCAA Tournament, it has won at least one game. The Blue Devils have made it to a regional in 14 out of the last 15 years, while Duke had advanced to at least the Sweet 16 in 11 consecutive years prior to a loss to Michigan State in 2008-09 in the second round. Duke has made it to the Elite Eight in 10 of the last 15 years, including three straight. Duke also advanced to the Elite Eight in 1998, 2004 and 2005, the National Championship game in 1999 and 2006, the Final Four in 2002 and 2003, the Sweet 16 in 2000, 2001, 2007 and 2008. The Blue Devils own a 40-14 record in their last 54 NCAA Tournament games. • The Coach...Head Coach Joanne P. McCallie is making her 17th appearance in the NCAA Tournament, including her 11th straight, while producing a 23-16 record. While at Maine, she totaled a 1-6 record that included an upset victory over seventh-seeded Stanford (60-58) in 1999. Her Maine squad was seeded 10th and then fell to Old Dominion on its home court, 72-62, in the second round. During her time at Michigan State, McCallie guided the Spartans to a 9-5 mark. She led MSU to five straight appearances in the NCAA Tournament and won at least one game in four consecutive years. In 2005, McCallie’s squad had an incredible run through the tournament knocking off Alcorn State, USC, 18th-ranked Vanderbilt, top-ranked Stanford and third-ranked Tennessee before falling to fifth-ranked Baylor in the national championship game. McCallie was awarded National Coach of the Year for her efforts. At Duke, McCallie owns a 13-5 record in the tournament. As a player, McCallie led Northwestern to the 1987 NCAA Tournament her senior year. The Wildcats traveled to Louisiana Tech and lost, 82-60, in the first round. Coach P is one of only 20 current head coaches in Division I who have both played and coached in the NCAA Tournament. McCallie has one member of her coaching tree that took her team to the 2013 tournament -- Katie Abrahamson-Henderson (Albany) • The Seedings...The last 19 seasons Duke has been no lower than a No. 5 seed and a total of seven times Duke has been a No. 1 seed. The Blue Devils have been seeded no lower than third since 1998. Duke’s seven No. 1 seeds rank as the fifth-most in NCAA Tournament history. Leading the list is Tennessee (21), followed by Connecticut (17), Louisiana Tech (10), Stanford (10) and Duke (7).
Storylines/Other Blue Devil Notes... • Duke owns an all-time record of 3-1 against No. 7 seeds in the NCAA Tournament, including three straight wins. Coach P has tallied a 3-0 all-time record versus No. 7 seeds, including a 60-58 win over Stanford on March 12, 1999, when she was at Maine. • Tricia Liston has notched 20 or more points six times this season. She owns 15 career games with 20 or more points. • The Blue Devils average 23.4 points off turnovers in 33 games this season. • Senior Allison Vernerey has played in 137 games at Duke to move into a tie for fifth all-time on the Blue Devil charts. • Duke is 15-0 this season when having four or more players score double-digits, including in three out of four postseason games. • Haley Peters averaged 15.3 points, 9.3 rebounds and 1.7 assists the last three games. She hit 65.6 percent of her field goals during that stretch. • Duke’s 180 three-pointers made this season ranks 10th on Duke’s single-season list. The school record is 213 in 1998-99. • Tricia Liston’s 93.2 free throw percentage is the highest in Duke’s history for a single season. The Blue Devils as a team are hitting 74.1 percent from the charity stripe, which is the third-highest in school history (record - 76.0%). • Duke was averaging 12.8 steals a game prior to the Chelsea Gray injury and in the eight games since the Blue Devils are averaging only 8.0. Duke’s turnovers forced has also dropped from 22.4 to 15.6. The Blue Devils have had more turnovers than their opponents in each of the last six contests. • The Blue Devils have earned one of the top eight seeds in 11 out of the last 12 years in the NCAA Tournament and are coming off back-to-back Elite Eight appearances. • Elizabeth Williams has notched double-figure scoring in 21 consecutive games entering the second round of the tournament. • Duke is 22-0 when scoring 70 or more points this season. • Duke has registered its 10th 30-win season over the last 13 years. The Blue Devils have notched 15 straight years with 25 or more wins. • Haley Peters owns a team-best 11 games with 10 or more rebounds. • Duke’s 33.7 field goal percentage defense ranks as the tied for third-best in school history (33.4 percent in 2004-05). • Richa Jackson has averaged 7.7 points, 4.9 rebounds and 1.2 steals over the last nine games. • Duke has won 23 straight games when scoring 80 or more points, dating back to the 2008-09 campaign. • As a team, Duke is first in three-point field goal percentage (42.0) and fourth in field goal percentage (46.1) in the NCAA stats. • Duke boasts three players ranking in the top 10 nationally -- Elizabeth Williams in blocks (10th, 2.85), Chelsea Gray in steals (6th, 3.6) and Tricia Liston in three-point field goal percentage (3rd, 47.1). • Duke is averaging 75.3 points this season, which is the second most for a Blue Devil squad since 2005-06 with an 86.0 ledger. The most for a Coach P squad in her previous five years was 75.2 in 2008-09. • After holding Virginia Tech to 33 points on Feb. 14, head coach Joanne P. McCallie has held 23 different opponents to under 40 points since arriving at Duke in 2007-08. • The Blue Devils registered a 3.3 grade-point average in the fall semester, which included five student-athletes with above a 3.5 GPA. A total of 11 Blue Devils had a 3.0 or better. • The Blue Devils own four different student-athletes hitting over 40.0 percent or better from downtown -- Chloe Wells (48.2), Tricia Liston (47.1), Haley Peters (46.2) and Chelsea Gray (40.7). • The Blue Devils have won an ACC-record 39 straight games in Cameron Indoor Stadium against ACC opponents. Duke has not lost an ACC contest at home since Maryland posted a 76-69 win on Feb. 17, 2008. Coach P is 41-2 at home against ACC opponents in her six years at Duke. • Follow @Duke_WBB 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 video, pictures and more. Join both now as they are free! You can win free prizes each week on both Twitter and Facebook, so make sure you follow closely.
Blue Devils vs. the Big 12... The Blue Devils have posted an 11-4 record against teams from the Big 12. The last time Duke faced a Big 12 team was on Dec. 12, 2010 against Oklahoma State. Overall, the Blue Devils have faced Baylor (0-1), Colorado (0-1), Iowa State (2-0), Kansas State (1-0), Oklahoma (0-1), Oklahoma State (3-0), Texas (3-1)and Texas Tech (2-0). Duke Head Coach Joanne P. McCallie owns an all-time record of 3-5 against teams from the Big 12 -- Oklahoma (1-0), Texas (0-1), Baylor (0-2) and Oklahoma State (3-2).
Hey, I Know You... Duke junior Richa Jackson is good friends with Oklahoma State senior Toni Young, who is out of Del City, Okla. The duo played each other in high school as Jackson attended Midwest City, while Young attended Del City. Jackson, who is from Midwest City, Okla., played AAU hoops with Cowgirl center Kendra Shuttles.
Jones Stepping Up Big Time... Since All-America Chelsea Gray was injured, freshman Alexis Jones has stepped up for the Blue Devils. Over the last seven games, Jones has scored double-figures in each, while averaging 16.3 points, 6.7 assists and 5.7 rebounds. She has hit 10-of-18 treys during that stretch for a 55.6 percentage. Jones nearly registered a triple-double in her first career NCAA Tournament game on Sunday with 11 points, a career-high 10 assists and eight rebounds. It marked her second career double-double. In the ACC Tournament, Jones was named MVP after averaging 17.7 points, 6.0 assists, 5.0 rebounds and 1.3 steals. She hit 60.0 percent of her field goals and 66.7 percent from downtown. Jones became just the third freshman in ACC history to be named ACC Tournament MVP - Monique Currie of Duke (2002), Deanna Tate of Maryland (1986). Against UNC in the ACC Championship, Jones notched a career-high 24 points, eight rebounds, three assists and four steals. Jones entered the ACC Tournament being named the ACC Rookie of the Week in back-to-back weeks and earning All-ACC Freshman team honors. In the Duke single-season freshman record books, Jones ranks tied for fifth in steals (61) and second in assists (128). She became one of only six freshman in Duke history to notch 100 assists in a season – Wanisha Smith, Lindsey Harding, Alana Beard, Abby Waner and Robin Baker.
1,000 Point Scorers... On Sunday against Hampton, Tricia Liston became the 29th player in Duke history to reach 1,000 career points as she notched 20 points. Earlier this season, Chelsea Gray reached 1,000 career points and as Duke enters the second round the Blue Devils feature two players approaching 1,000 points -- Haley Peters (982) and Elizabeth Williams (973).
On the Boards... Over the last four games, Duke has outrebounded its opponents by a 9.3 margin. In the three games prior to the tournament, Duke was outrebounded by one in two of those (UNC, Maryland) and had even rebounds at Miami.
Liston in the Postseason... Blue Devil junior Tricia Liston has picked up her game in the postseason as she has averaged a team-high 17.5 points, 5.8 rebounds and 1.5 assists in four games. She has drained 14 treys in the four games for a 45.2 percentage. Liston has two contests with 20 or more points.
Wins In the NCAA Tournament... Duke has posted the third-best win total in the last 17 years of the NCAA Tournament. The Blue Devils own 46 victories and rank only behind Connecticut (67), Tennessee (58) and Stanford (48). Overall, Duke’s 50 wins in the NCAA Tournament rank sixth all-time -- Tennessee (113), Connecticut (86), Stanford (70), Louisiana Tech (65), Georgia (53), Duke (50), Purdue (45) and North Carolina (42). **Through games of March 24.
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