by Mike Potter
Coach Joanne P. McCallie (pictured) is taking her Duke women's basketball team to Maine, where she starred as a high schooler and then began her career as a head coach, and the Blue Devils will again be heavily favored.
The No. 7 Blue Devils (8-2) had no trouble with the Black Bears (2-6) last season in a 98-31 win at Cameron Indoor Stadium, and Maine would be taking a big step forward if tonight's 7 p.m. contest is competitive.
The Black Bears are coached by Cindy Blodgett, who starred for the current Duke coach during McCallie's eight-year tenure at Maine from 1992-2000.
No. 7 Duke at Maine
[Monday, 7 p.m., Alfond Arena, Orono]
Duke leads series 1-0.
Records: Duke 8-2.
Audio: WDNC-AM 620, GoDuke.com, CBSSports.com.
Coaches' records - Duke: Joanne P. McCallie 376-166, 60-18 at Duke; Maine: Cindy Blodgett 14-54.
Leading scorers - Duke: Jasmine Thomas 17.8; Maine: Samantha Wheeler and Kristin Baker 10.1.
Leading rebounders - Duke: Krystal Thomas 7.1; Maine: Aman Tewksbury 7.1.
Assist leaders - Duke: Jasmine Thomas 5.1; Maine: Kristin Baker 3.4.