by Mike Potter
Duke gets a pretty good challenge in women's basketball today at Cameron Indoor Stadium, as the No. 8 Blue Devils play their final game before beginning ACC conference play.
Today's visitor is Big East member Providence (9-3), which has won five of its last seven games.
Duke has won 21 straight games at Cameron.
The Blue Devils will begin ACC action on Thursday night at Clemson.
No. 8 Duke vs. Providence
[Saturday, 1 p.m., Cameron Indoor Stadium]
Duke leads series 2-1.
Records: Providence 9-3, Duke 11-2.
Audio: WDNC-AM 620, GoDuke.com.
Coaches' records - PC: Providence: Phil Seymore 42-55; Duke: Joanne P. McCallie 379-166, 63-18 at Duke.
Leading scorers - PC: Chelse Marandola 18.4; Duke: Jasmine Thomas 15.6.
Leading rebounders - PC: M-Khida Hankins 6.1; Duke: Krystal Thomas 7.2.
Assist leaders - PC: M-Khida Hankins 3.1; Duke: Jasmine Thomas 5.2.