by Mike Potter
Duke will try to recover from its long night in Connecticut tonight at 7, when No. 18 Miami visits in a battle for first place in ACC women’s basketball.
The No. 3 Blue Devils were the only undefeated Division I women’s team in the country before Monday night’s 87-51 blowout at defending NCAA Champion UConn.
Duke, which leads the series with Miami 7-0, hasn’t lost back-to-back games after Jan. 1 since 2000.
The Hurricanes, who have the ACC’s leading scorer in Riquna Williams, are coached by former Duke All-American Katie Meier. Miami had a 17-game winning streak earlier this season.
No. 3 Duke vs. No. 18 Miami
[Thursday, 7 p.m., Cameron Indoor Stadium]
Audio: WDNC 620.
Records: Duke 20-1, 6-0 ACC; Miami 20-2, 6-1.
Coaches’ records — Duke: Joanne P. McCallie 418-171, 102-23 at Duke; UM: Katie Meier 161-131, 92-86 at Miami.
Leading scorers — Duke: Jasmine Thomas 15.0; UM: Riquna Williams 21.4.
Leading rebounders — Duke: Krystal Thomas 7.9; UM: Shenise Johnson 7.8.
Assist leaders — Duke: Jasmine Thomas 3.4; UM: Shenise Johnson 3.5.