by Mike Potter
It's probably the nastiest rivalry in ACC women's basketball, so Duke will definitely get a tough test on the road tonight.
The No. 6 Blue Devils, who are now alone atop the conference, will visit defending ACC champion Maryland tonight at 8 in a game to be shown live nationally on the Fox Sports regional networks.
The players the other team's fans loved to hate last season - Maryland's Kristi Toliver and Duke's Abby Waner - have graduated and are off making their marks elsewhere in the sports world.
But the Maryland fans just love to hate Duke basketball, and undoubtedly Joanne P. McCallie's club will be getting an earful once again from the Terps' biggest crowd of the season.
Krystal Thomas (pictured) is Duke's leading rebounder.
No. 6 Duke vs. Maryland
[Sunday, 8 p.m., Comcast Center, College Park]
Maryland leads series 37-33.
Records: Duke 16-3, 4-0 ACC; UM 14-5, 2-3.
Audio: WDNC-AM 620, GoDuke.com, UMTerps.com.
Video: Fox Sports Net.
Coaches' records - Duke: Joanne P. McCallie 383-167, 68-19 at Duke; Maryland: Brenda Frese 247-95, 190-65 at Maryland.
Leading scorers - Duke: Jasmine Thomas 15.6; UM: Diandra Tchatchouang 13.5.
Leading rebounders - Duke: Krystal Thomas 7.4; UM: Tianna Hawkins 8.5.
Assist leaders - Duke: Jasmine Thomas 4.7; UM: Dara Taylor 5.6.