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