Duke back in action tonight against Temple, Wolfpack has to cancel game



Duke returns to action in women’s basketball for the first time in nine days Thursday night, hosting Temple at Cameron Indoor Stadium.

Duke guard Jasmine Thomas
The No. 3 Blue Devils are 12-0 while Temple is 7-5.

Temple is coming off a 65-56 loss nine days ago at Eastern Michigan that snapped the Owls’ five-game winning streak.

The Blue Devils, who have won 38 straight December home games, lead the all-time series 5-0.

NCSU-Fairfield canceled

In other ACC women’s basketball news, N.C. State’s game against Fairfield, which was unable to get a flight to Raleigh for a Tuesday meeting, was canceled. The Wolfpack’s next game will be its ACC opener on Jan. 6 against visiting Clemson.

No. 3 Duke vs. Temple
[Thursday, 7 p.m., Cameron Indoor Stadium]
WDNC 620.
Records: Duke 12-0; Temple 7-5.
Coaches’ records — Duke: Joanne P. McCallie 410-170, 94-22 at Duke; TU: Tonya Cardoza 53-24 at TU.
Leading scorers — Duke: Jasmine Thomas 14.3; TU: Qwedia Wallace 12.8.
Leading rebounders — Duke: Krystal Thomas 8.3; TU: Natasha Thames 6.0.
Assist leaders — Duke: Jasmine Thomas 3.6; TU: Shey Peddy 4.1.

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