Virginia Faces Dlue Devils Tonight In Durham
Feb. 22, 2001
Virginia (17-11, 7-7 ACC)
No. 7/No. 6 Duke (23-3, 11-3 ACC)
Feb. 22, 2001 * 7:00 p.m. * Cameron Indoor Stadium * Durham, N.C.
Virginia enters tonight’s game at Duke with a 17-11 overall record.The Cavaliers’defeated Hampton, 75-72 on February 19 and have won three oftheir last five games. Virginia’s Atlantic Coast Conference record dropped to7-7 with a 78-71 loss at Clemson on Feburary 15.Duke enters the game with a 23-3 overall record and an 11-3 mark inthe ACC. The Blue Devils are currently ranked No. 7 in the Associated Presspoll and No. 6 in the USA Today/ESPN poll. Tonight’s game marks the 46thmeeting between the two teams.
The Blue Devils enter tonight’s game with a 23-3 overall record andare in first place in the ACC with an 11-3 mark. Four players are averagingdouble figures in scoring for Duke. Freshman guard Alana Beard leads the BlueDevils with 17.1 points per game and is followed by senior guard GeorgiaSchweitzer (13.4), sophomore guard Sheana Mosch (10.9), and freshman for-wardIciss Tillis (10.0). Tillis is also Duke’s leading rebounder with 6.0 pergame. Gail Goestenkors, currently in her ninth year as the head coach at Duke,could register her 200th win with the Blue Devils with a victory tonight. Shehas been named ACC Coach of the Year three times and led the Blue Devils tothe NCAA Final Four in 1999.
CAVALIERS vs. BLUE DEVILS
Virginia and Duke have played 45 games and the Cavaliers lead theseries, 32-13. The Blue Devils have won five of the last six games in the series,including the first contest played this season. Duke defeated Virginia, 71-68 onJanuary 22 at Charlottesville. Virginia has a 14-8 record against the Blue Devilsat Cameron Indoor Stadium. The Cavaliers’ last victory in Durham, N.C. wason February 19, 1997 when Virginia defeated Duke, 86-56.