by Mike Potter
Today is going to be a very big day for ACC women's basketball.
All three of the conference's teams in the Triangle have home games with serious non-conference opposition today. This time, N.C. Central is part of the mix as well.
The Eagles (0-6) will start the action when they visit Virginia Tech (4-3) - led by Northern Durham alumna Utahya Drye - for a 1 p.m. contest at Cassell Coliseum. That one is part of a doubleheader, as the Hokies' men's team will host Georgia at 3:30.
There are two more games at 2 p.m., with No. 11 Duke (6-1) hosting Southern California (4-3) at Cameron Indoor Stadium and N.C. State (5-3) entertaining Texas Christian (5-2) at Reynolds Coliseum.
The final game of the afternoon is at 4:30, when No. 4 UNC (5-1) hosts St. John's (7-0) at the Smith Center.
Tickets will be available at the gate for all the games.
N.C. Central at Virginia Tech
[Sunday, 1 p.m., Cassell Coliseum, Blacksburg]
Va. Tech leads series 1-0
Records: NCCU 0-6, Va. Tech 4-3.
Coaches' records - NCCU: Joli Robinson 197-178; VT: Beth Dunkenberger 153-123, 88-73 at VT.
Leading scorers - NCCU: Joanna Miller 17.3; VT: Lindsay Biggs 11.9.
Leading rebounders - NCCU: Latoya Bennett 6.3; VT: Utahya Drye 6.4.
Assist leaders - NCCU: Joanna Miller 3.0; VT: Nikki Davis 3.7.
No. 11 Duke vs. Southern California
[Sunday, 2 p.m., Cameron Indoor Stadium]
Duke leads series 3-0.
Records: USC 4-3, Duke 6-1.
Audio: WDNC-AM 620, GoDuke.com, USCTrojans.com.
Coaches' records - USC: Michael Cooper 4-3; Duke: Joanne P. McCallie 374-165, 58-17 at Duke.
Leading scorers - USC: Ashley Corral 14.7; Duke: Jasmine Thomas 16.3.
Leading rebounders - USC: Briana Gilbreath 6.4; Duke: Krystal Thomas 7.4.
Assist leaders - USC: Ashley Corral 4.8; Duke: Jasmine Thomas 5.7.
N.C. State vs. Texas Christian
[Sunday, 2 p.m., Reynolds Coliseum]
Records: TCU 5-2, NCSU 5-3.
Audio: WKNC-88.1 FM, GoPack.com, GoFrogs.cstv.com.
Coaches' records - TCU: Jeff Mittie 372-167, 221-108 at TCU; NCSU: Kellie Harper 102-68, 5-3 at NCSU.
Leading scorers - TCU: Helena Sverrisdotter 11.4; NCSU: Bonae Holston 11.6.
Leading rebounders - TCU: Starr Crawford 11.3; NCSU: Lucy Ellison 7.1.
Assist leaders - TCU: Helena Sverrisdotter 5.7; NCSU: Amber White 2.5.
No. 4 UNC vs. St. John's
[Sunday, 4:30 p.m., Smith Center]
UNC leads series 5-0
Records: SJU 7-0, UNC 5-1.
Audio: WCHL-AM 1360; TarHeelBlue.com.
Coaches' records - SJU: Kim Barnes Arico 206-178, 112-106 at SJU; UNC: Sylvia Hatchell: 822-283, 545-203 at UNC.
Leading scorers - SJU: Da'Shena Stevens 15.4; UNC: Italee Lucas 16.4.
Leading rebounders - SJU: Joy McCorvey 7.6; UNC: Laura Broomfield 9.2.
Assist leaders - SJU: Nadirah McKenith 3.9; UNC: Cetera DeGraffenreid 5.2.