by Mike Potter
Duke gets one of its biggest challenges of the women's basketball regular season late tonight when the No. 7 Blue Devils visit No. 2 Stanford.
Joanne P. McCallie's Blue Devils (7-1), who beat the Cardinal 56-52 at Cameron Indoor Stadium last season, are traveling to Stanford's home court for the first time.
McCallie (pictured) is 3-0 all-time against Stanford, counting her tenure as head coach at Michigan State.
Tonight's contest will be Duke's first in nine days.
No. 7 Duke at No. 2 Stanford
[Tuesday, 10 p.m. (EST), Maples Pavilion, Palo Alto]
Duke leads series 2-1.
Records: Duke 7-1, Stanford 7-0.
Audio: WDNC-AM 620, GoDuke.com, GoStanford.com.
Coaches' records - Duke: Joanne P. McCallie 375-165, 59-17 at Duke; Stanford: Tara VanDerveer 764-193; 611-142 at Stanford.
Leading scorers - Duke: Jasmine Thomas 17.8; Stanford: Nnemkadi Ogwumike 20.1.
Leading rebounders - Duke: Krystal Thomas 7.1; Stanford: Jayne Appel 9.1.
Assist leaders - Duke: Jasmine Thomas 5.1; Stanford: Jeanette Pohlen 4.4.