by Mike Potter
Duke takes on its most serious challenge so far this season on Monday night at 7, and fortunately for the No. 5 Blue Devils it’s at home following a tough four-game road swing.
Duke has never beaten the Aggies, who lead the all-time series 3-0 and are visiting Durham for the first time.
Blue Devil coach Joanne P. McCallie is 0-2 against A&M, the losses a 95-77 decision on the road last season and a 77-63 loss in the NCAA regional semifinals in Oklahoma City in 2008.
On the line is an important Duke streak, as the Blue Devils have won 35 straight December home games.
No. 5 Duke vs. No. 7 Texas A&M
[Monday, 7 p.m., Cameron Indoor Stadium]
Audio: WDNC 620.
Records: Duke 8-0; A&M 6-0.
Coaches’ records — Duke: Joanne P. McCallie 406-170, 90-22 at Duke; A&M: Gary Blair 569-237, 161-74 at A&M.
Leading scorers — Duke: Jasmine Thomas 15.0; A&M: Danielle Adams 20.7.
Leading rebounders — Duke: Krystal Thomas 8.8; A&M: Danielle Adams 8.0.
Assist leaders — Duke: Jasmine Thomas 4.0; A&M: Sydney Carter 4.5.