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  #1 Duke vs. #8 NC State
Devils Survive and Advance With Comeback Win
March 8, 2013

 
By Rob Clough, Photos by Orin Day

Tricia Liston scored 26 points including six treys to lead Duke to a 79-65 comeback win over a game NC State squad. Tricia Liston scored 26 points including six treys to lead Duke to a 79-65 comeback win over a game NC State squad.
Photo by Orin Day (more below!)

The Nutshell: In a game of three point haymakers erupting from both teams, Duke was able to deliver the final knockout punch down the stretch. Down by four points with seven minutes to go after frittering away a halftime lead, Duke focused and finished the game on a 26-8 run. They did it by getting stops, attacking the basket and setting up well-designed plays to free up its three point shooters. NC State played incredibly hard but looked like they were punched out down the stretch after exerting a lot of energy to come back from that 9 point halftime deficit. Coach Kellie Harper thought that her team panicked a bit when Duke took over, taking too many jumpshots instead of getting the ball inside. To be sure, the wrong players were shooting, as offensively limited Len'Nique Brown missed two shots after the Devils had taken the lead back. Elizabeth Williams came up with a huge block on State's Markeisha Gatling, and Tricia Liston went right at her, drawing her 4th foul. A huge three by Liston put State in full-fledged panic mode, as they started putting up threes instead of being patient. Duke made its free throws and took care of the ball down the stretch and did a bit to erase the stigma of last year's loss to the Pack in the tourney.

The Devils definitely had to work, however. Very few of Tricia Liston's 6 threes came on wide-open transition plays. Instead, Duke very carefully set screens for her to curl behind and pull up. To her credit, she was patient with her shot and mixed it up by attacking the basket on a number of plays. Duke also punished State for their fairly sparse turnovers, creating 18 points on 13 State miscues. On the other hand, State hurt Duke with 14 second chance points on 10 offensive boards. Duke's bench matched the production of State's bench, which was crucial given that State was the deepest team in the ACC this year. Though Duke drifted a bit in the second half, committing silly turnovers and taking bad shots, they took a breath and used incredible focus to make their game-ending run. State simply couldn't match their intensity. The Devils will now battle Florida State, a team they played just a couple of weeks ago, for the right to make it to the ACC tournament finals.

Top Performers:

  1. Tricia Liston, Duke. 26 points, 11 rebounds. She aggressively led Duke from the very beginning of the game and hit any number of dagger shots.

  2. Alexis Jones, Duke. 17 points, 8 assists, 3 rebounds. Lex was a highly effective mix of calm and aggressive.

  3. Markeisha Gatling, NC State. 16 points, 9 rebounds. She outplayed Elizabeth Williams for much of the game.

Why Duke Won: They were 12-21 from three and designed a number of great plays for its multitude of shooters. Duke dominated the boards, especially in the latter stages of each half. The Devils got to the line and knocked down their foul shots.

Why NC State Lost: The Pack failed to press their advantage in the paint late in the game, despite their overall 28-20 edge in paint points. They got a little jumpshot-happy down the stretch instead of punishing Duke inside. There was a bit too much hero ball at times instead of concerted attempts at connecting players.

The Game Turned When...: Tricia Liston came off a screen and buried a three with 6:15 left in the game, giving Duke the lead. The Devils would not trail again, thanks to its increased defensive intensity and foul shooting.

X-Factor: Ka'lia Johnson. KJ elevated the team's energy when she was out there and was one of the few players who was able to contain State's Marissa Kastanek. Indeed, she practically glued herself to State's sharpshooter, following her through screens. KJ grabbed the rebound that led to Liston's huge three pointer, as well as 3 big offensive boards. She even hit a three.

Areas For Improvement: Duke has to block out better and do a better job of disrupting opposing point guards, as well as jamming opposing shooters. FSU has a bunch of sweet shooting guards and capable ballhandlers, and Duke must be careful in preparing for them. Williams needs to get a little tougher earlier in the game while making sure to stay out of foul trouble. NC State needs to take their intensity and translate it to other games, making sure to work inside-out.

Ramifications: Duke advances to the ACC semifinals and has now definitely clinched a #2 seed in the NCAA tournament. Now they have a chance to move up, if they keep winning. NC State is eligible for the WNIT. Coach Kellie Harper said that it's highly likely that they would accept a WNIT bid if it is offered, but she said she'd have to talk to her team about it to make sure. There's no question that the Wolfpack could win that tournament if they are focused.

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Link to this Photo ACCWBBDigest Photo  - NCSU Players:  NCSU Cheerleaders
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Link to this Photo Dennis DeMayo starts us off with the opening tip  - Duke Tags: #1 Elizabeth Williams  - NCSU Players: #34 Markeisha Gatling
Dennis DeMayo starts us off with the opening tip
 
Duke Tags: #1 Elizabeth Williams
 
NCSU Tags: #34 Markeisha Gatling
Link to this Photo Tricia Liston opened the game with a three point bomb  - Duke Tags: #32 Tricia Liston
Tricia Liston opened the game with a three point bomb
 
Duke Tags: #32 Tricia Liston

Link to this Photo Screen and hand of friendship from Gatling gives Barrett a clear path  - NCSU Players: #12 Krystal Barrett, #34 Markeisha Gatling
Screen and hand of friendship from Gatling gives Barrett a clear path
 
NCSU Tags: #12 Krystal Barrett, #34 Markeisha Gatling
Link to this Photo Kody gets a good look as the centers battle for position  - NCSU Players: #44 Kody Burke
Kody gets a good look as the centers battle for position
 
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Link to this Photo In an elimination game in Greensboro, leaving Marissa Kastanek wide open is done at your own risk and peril  - NCSU Players: #23 Marissa Kastanek
In an elimination game in Greensboro, leaving Marissa Kastanek wide open is done at your own risk and peril
 
NCSU Tags: #23 Marissa Kastanek
Link to this Photo After the first Kastanek three, the inexplicable situation of Allison Vernerey guarding her  - Duke Tags: #43 Allison Vernerey - NCSU Players: #23 Marissa Kastanek
After the first Kastanek three, the inexplicable situation of Allison Vernerey guarding her
 
Duke Tags: #43 Allison Vernerey
 
NCSU Tags: #23 Marissa Kastanek
Link to this Photo With Coach McCallie screaming for Duke to get their hands up on defense, Kastanek sheds Vernerey with ease and puts State up 10-6  - Duke Tags: #43 Allison Vernerey - NCSU Players: #23 Marissa Kastanek
With Coach McCallie screaming for Duke to get their hands up on defense, Kastanek sheds Vernerey with ease and puts State up 10-6
 
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Link to this Photo Vernerey tries to answer Kastanek, but misfires  - Duke Tags: #43 Allison Vernerey
Vernerey tries to answer Kastanek, but misfires
 
Duke Tags: #43 Allison Vernerey
Link to this Photo Alexis Jones has the answer with a wide open three.  10-9 State.  - Duke Tags: #2 Alexis Jones
Alexis Jones has the answer with a wide open three. 10-9 State.
 
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Link to this Photo Burke scores in transition to end a very entertaining first sequence.  12-9 NC State at the first media time out, and you've just gotten a taste of the number of photos site members see at DWHoops and ACCWBBDigest.  - Duke Tags: #1 Elizabeth Williams  - NCSU Players: #44 Kody Burke
Burke scores in transition to end a very entertaining first sequence. 12-9 NC State at the first media time out, and you've just gotten a taste of the number of photos site members see at DWHoops and ACCWBBDigest.
 
Duke Tags: #1 Elizabeth Williams
 
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Link to this Photo ACCWBBDigest Photo  - Duke Tags: Duke Blue Devil Mascot
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Link to this Photo ACCWBBDigest Photo  - Duke Tags: #33 Haley Peters - NCSU Players: #44 Kody Burke
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NCSU Tags: #44 Kody Burke
Link to this Photo Can a ponytail be fouled?  - Duke Tags: #33 Haley Peters
Can a ponytail be fouled?
 
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Link to this Photo Jackson snares a defensive rebound as Daniel and Williams battle  - Duke Tags: #1 Elizabeth Williams , #15 Richa Jackson - NCSU Players: #41 Lakeesa Daniel
Jackson snares a defensive rebound as Daniel and Williams battle
 
Duke Tags: #1 Elizabeth Williams , #15 Richa Jackson
 
NCSU Tags: #41 Lakeesa Daniel
Link to this Photo It only takes a split second for MGC to launch! State trails 20-17.  - Duke Tags: #2 Alexis Jones - NCSU Players: #1 Myisha Goodwin-Coleman
It only takes a split second for MGC to launch! State trails 20-17.
 
Duke Tags: #2 Alexis Jones
 
NCSU Tags: #1 Myisha Goodwin-Coleman
Link to this Photo Jackson fouled  - Duke Tags: #15 Richa Jackson
Jackson fouled
 
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Link to this Photo Richa Jackson hits in the corner for Duke's largest lead of the first half, 27-17  - Duke Tags: #15 Richa Jackson
Richa Jackson hits in the corner for Duke's largest lead of the first half, 27-17
 
Duke Tags: #15 Richa Jackson
Link to this Photo ACCWBBDigest Photo  - Duke Tags: #15 Richa Jackson - NCSU Players: #23 Marissa Kastanek
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Duke Tags: #15 Richa Jackson
 
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Link to this Photo Foul on Jackson  - Duke Tags: #15 Richa Jackson - NCSU Players: #23 Marissa Kastanek
Foul on Jackson
 
Duke Tags: #15 Richa Jackson
 
NCSU Tags: #23 Marissa Kastanek

Link to this Photo Gatling rebound  - NCSU Players: #34 Markeisha Gatling
Gatling rebound
 
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Link to this Photo Gatling stickback, 6-0 State mini-run, 27-23 Devils  - NCSU Players: #34 Markeisha Gatling
Gatling stickback, 6-0 State mini-run, 27-23 Devils
 
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Link to this Photo ACCWBBDigest Photo  - NCSU Players: #2 Le'Nique Brown
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Link to this Photo Orchestrating the defense  - Duke Tags: Joanne P. McCallie
Orchestrating the defense
 
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Link to this Photo Johnson tries to cut off MCG's layup attempt  - Duke Tags: #14 Ka'lia Johnson - NCSU Players: #1 Myisha Goodwin-Coleman
Johnson tries to cut off MCG's layup attempt
 
Duke Tags: #14 Ka'lia Johnson
 
NCSU Tags: #1 Myisha Goodwin-Coleman
Link to this Photo Duke's defense lost Breezy, her three makes it 37-33 Duke  - NCSU Players: #5 Breezy Williams
Duke's defense lost Breezy, her three makes it 37-33 Duke
 
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Link to this Photo ACCWBBDigest Photo  - Duke Tags: #43 Allison Vernerey - NCSU Players: #44 Kody Burke
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Duke Tags: #43 Allison Vernerey
 
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Link to this Photo Liston good, 40-33 Duke  - Duke Tags: #32 Tricia Liston
Liston good, 40-33 Duke
 
Duke Tags: #32 Tricia Liston
Link to this Photo Liston celebrates the three as referee Bryan Brunette signals it  - Duke Tags: #32 Tricia Liston
Liston celebrates the three as referee Bryan Brunette signals it
 
Duke Tags: #32 Tricia Liston

Link to this Photo And Liston signals it too!  - Duke Tags: #32 Tricia Liston
And Liston signals it too!
 
Duke Tags: #32 Tricia Liston
Link to this Photo MGC call the Pack play  - NCSU Players: #1 Myisha Goodwin-Coleman
MGC call the Pack play
 
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Link to this Photo Liston scores over Breezy, 42-33 Duke would be the halftime margin.  - Duke Tags: #32 Tricia Liston
Liston scores over Breezy, 42-33 Duke would be the halftime margin.
 
Duke Tags: #32 Tricia Liston

Link to this Photo MGC missed this three late in the first half  - NCSU Players: #1 Myisha Goodwin-Coleman
MGC missed this three late in the first half
 
NCSU Tags: #1 Myisha Goodwin-Coleman
Link to this Photo Kastanek had a three quarter court fling to end the half, coming close  - NCSU Players: #23 Marissa Kastanek
Kastanek had a three quarter court fling to end the half, coming close
 
NCSU Tags: #23 Marissa Kastanek
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Link to this Photo ACCWBBDigest Photo  - Duke Tags: #15 Richa Jackson - NCSU Players: #23 Marissa Kastanek
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Duke Tags: #15 Richa Jackson
 
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Link to this Photo Good D by Burke  - Duke Tags: #32 Tricia Liston - NCSU Players: #44 Kody Burke
Good D by Burke
 
Duke Tags: #32 Tricia Liston
 
NCSU Tags: #44 Kody Burke
Link to this Photo Rejection by Williams  - Duke Tags: #1 Elizabeth Williams  - NCSU Players: #23 Marissa Kastanek
Rejection by Williams
 
Duke Tags: #1 Elizabeth Williams
 
NCSU Tags: #23 Marissa Kastanek

Link to this Photo And-one made cut it to 42-38 Duke  - NCSU Players: #2 Le'Nique Brown
And-one made cut it to 42-38 Duke
 
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Link to this Photo Foul on Gatling  - Duke Tags: #15 Richa Jackson - NCSU Players: #34 Markeisha Gatling
Foul on Gatling
 
Duke Tags: #15 Richa Jackson
 
NCSU Tags: #34 Markeisha Gatling
Link to this Photo Doesn't like the call  - NCSU Players: #34 Markeisha Gatling
Doesn't like the call
 
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Link to this Photo Swish, swish, 44-38 Duke
Swish, swish, 44-38 Duke
Link to this Photo Kody answers, 44-40 Devils  - NCSU Players: #44 Kody Burke
Kody answers, 44-40 Devils
 
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Link to this Photo Solid Gatling screen  - Duke Tags: #2 Alexis Jones - NCSU Players: #2 Le'Nique Brown, #34 Markeisha Gatling
Solid Gatling screen
 
Duke Tags: #2 Alexis Jones
 
NCSU Tags: #2 Le'Nique Brown, #34 Markeisha Gatling
Link to this Photo With big shoes to fill, Alexis Jones stepped up, an efficient 17 points and 8 assists vs. only 3 turnovers  - Duke Tags: #2 Alexis Jones
With big shoes to fill, Alexis Jones stepped up, an efficient 17 points and 8 assists vs. only 3 turnovers
 
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Link to this Photo Kellie Harper looks for a Wolfpack rally  - NCSU Players: Head Coach Kellie Harper
Kellie Harper looks for a Wolfpack rally
 
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Link to this Photo This time it's MGC too late for Jones, who was 3-4 from distance including this hit.  47-42 Duke  - Duke Tags: #2 Alexis Jones
This time it's MGC too late for Jones, who was 3-4 from distance including this hit. 47-42 Duke
 
Duke Tags: #2 Alexis Jones
Link to this Photo Foul on Williams  - Duke Tags: #1 Elizabeth Williams  - NCSU Players: #34 Markeisha Gatling
Foul on Williams
 
Duke Tags: #1 Elizabeth Williams
 
NCSU Tags: #34 Markeisha Gatling

Link to this Photo Everybody wants it, badly  - Duke Tags: #43 Allison Vernerey - NCSU Players: #44 Kody Burke, #34 Markeisha Gatling
Everybody wants it, badly
 
Duke Tags: #43 Allison Vernerey
 
NCSU Tags: #44 Kody Burke, #34 Markeisha Gatling
Link to this Photo Duke would now go five minutes without a bucket
Duke would now go five minutes without a bucket

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Link to this Photo Brace for contact  - Duke Tags: #1 Elizabeth Williams  - NCSU Players: #34 Markeisha Gatling
Brace for contact
 
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NCSU Tags: #34 Markeisha Gatling
Link to this Photo A Liston miss during the Duke drought  - Duke Tags: #32 Tricia Liston - NCSU Players: #23 Marissa Kastanek
A Liston miss during the Duke drought
 
Duke Tags: #32 Tricia Liston
 
NCSU Tags: #23 Marissa Kastanek
Link to this Photo ACCWBBDigest Photo  - Duke Tags: #43 Allison Vernerey - NCSU Players: #44 Kody Burke
ACCWBBDigest Photo
 
Duke Tags: #43 Allison Vernerey
 
NCSU Tags: #44 Kody Burke

Link to this Photo Just, wow  - Duke Tags: #1 Elizabeth Williams
Just, wow
 
Duke Tags: #1 Elizabeth Williams
Link to this Photo She wouldn't stay down for long  - NCSU Players: #23 Marissa Kastanek
She wouldn't stay down for long
 
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Link to this Photo State ties the game  - NCSU Players: Head Coach Kellie Harper, Assistant Coach Jon Harper
State ties the game
 
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Link to this Photo Burke can't break the tie  - NCSU Players: #44 Kody Burke
Burke can't break the tie
 
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Link to this Photo Haley Peters  - Duke Tags: #33 Haley Peters
Haley Peters
 
Duke Tags: #33 Haley Peters
Link to this Photo Gatling is on the bench as an MGC three puts State up by four  - NCSU Players: Assistant Coach Stephanie McCormick, #34 Markeisha Gatling
Gatling is on the bench as an MGC three puts State up by four
 
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Link to this Photo Marissa Kastanek displays the urgency that at this point Duke was lacking  - NCSU Players: #23 Marissa Kastanek
Marissa Kastanek displays the urgency that at this point Duke was lacking
 
NCSU Tags: #23 Marissa Kastanek
Link to this Photo Foul #2 on Liz, thinking it's before this point or with the body  - Duke Tags: #1 Elizabeth Williams  - NCSU Players: #12 Krystal Barrett
Foul #2 on Liz, thinking it's before this point or with the body
 
Duke Tags: #1 Elizabeth Williams
 
NCSU Tags: #12 Krystal Barrett
Link to this Photo Williams catches at the elbow, literally  - Duke Tags: #1 Elizabeth Williams  - NCSU Players: #34 Markeisha Gatling
Williams catches at the elbow, literally
 
Duke Tags: #1 Elizabeth Williams
 
NCSU Tags: #34 Markeisha Gatling

Link to this Photo A resounding block by Gatling brought the Wolfpack faithful to their feet!  - Duke Tags: #1 Elizabeth Williams  - NCSU Players: #34 Markeisha Gatling
A resounding block by Gatling brought the Wolfpack faithful to their feet!
 
Duke Tags: #1 Elizabeth Williams
 
NCSU Tags: #34 Markeisha Gatling
Link to this Photo Liz starts the Duke comeback with a layup try  - Duke Tags: #1 Elizabeth Williams
Liz starts the Duke comeback with a layup try
 
Duke Tags: #1 Elizabeth Williams
Link to this Photo Extreme toughness from Williams, sticking back her miss to start the Duke rally  - Duke Tags: #1 Elizabeth Williams
Extreme toughness from Williams, sticking back her miss to start the Duke rally
 
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Link to this Photo Key Sequence: With State up 57-55, Kastanek misses an open three  - NCSU Players: #23 Marissa Kastanek
Key Sequence: With State up 57-55, Kastanek misses an open three
 
NCSU Tags: #23 Marissa Kastanek
Link to this Photo Key Sequence: After the Kastanek miss, Liston hits a three, Duke takes the lead for good, it's 58-57  - Duke Tags: #32 Tricia Liston - NCSU Players: #23 Marissa Kastanek
Key Sequence: After the Kastanek miss, Liston hits a three, Duke takes the lead for good, it's 58-57
 
Duke Tags: #32 Tricia Liston
 
NCSU Tags: #23 Marissa Kastanek
Link to this Photo Chelsea feeling it on the bench after the Liston trey puts Duke back in front  - Duke Tags: #12 Chelsea Gray
Chelsea feeling it on the bench after the Liston trey puts Duke back in front
 
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Link to this Photo Barrett no match for Williams' D  - Duke Tags: #1 Elizabeth Williams  - NCSU Players: #12 Krystal Barrett
Barrett no match for Williams' D
 
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NCSU Tags: #12 Krystal Barrett
Link to this Photo Duke cheerleaders  - Duke Tags: Duke Cheerleaders
Duke cheerleaders
 
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Link to this Photo Williams misses with Duke up by just one  - Duke Tags: #1 Elizabeth Williams
Williams misses with Duke up by just one
 
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Link to this Photo Who's gonna get it?  - Duke Tags: #1 Elizabeth Williams , #15 Richa Jackson
Who's gonna get it?
 
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Link to this Photo Richa grabs the board for Duke  - Duke Tags: #15 Richa Jackson
Richa grabs the board for Duke
 
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Link to this Photo Jackson goes up and there's contact  - NCSU Players: #12 Krystal Barrett
Jackson goes up and there's contact
 
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Link to this Photo Kathy Lynch whistles the foul on NC State's Barrett
Kathy Lynch whistles the foul on NC State's Barrett
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Link to this Photo Richa Jackson makes two free throws to put Duke up 60-57  - Duke Tags: #15 Richa Jackson
Richa Jackson makes two free throws to put Duke up 60-57
 
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Link to this Photo ACCWBBDigest Photo  - NCSU Players: #44 Kody Burke
ACCWBBDigest Photo
 
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Link to this Photo ACCWBBDigest Photo  - Duke Tags: #2 Alexis Jones - NCSU Players: #1 Myisha Goodwin-Coleman
ACCWBBDigest Photo
 
Duke Tags: #2 Alexis Jones
 
NCSU Tags: #1 Myisha Goodwin-Coleman

Link to this Photo Williams returns the favor by blocking Gatling  - Duke Tags: #1 Elizabeth Williams  - NCSU Players: #34 Markeisha Gatling
Williams returns the favor by blocking Gatling
 
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NCSU Tags: #34 Markeisha Gatling
Link to this Photo Duke goes up seven  - Duke Tags: #32 Tricia Liston
Duke goes up seven
 
Duke Tags: #32 Tricia Liston
Link to this Photo Bryan Brunette signals the Liston trey as the Duke bench erupts  - Duke Tags: #12 Chelsea Gray, #14 Ka'lia Johnson, #43 Allison Vernerey
Bryan Brunette signals the Liston trey as the Duke bench erupts
 
Duke Tags: #12 Chelsea Gray, #14 Ka'lia Johnson, #43 Allison Vernerey

Link to this Photo Feeling it  - Duke Tags: #12 Chelsea Gray
Feeling it
 
Duke Tags: #12 Chelsea Gray
Link to this Photo At this point it looked like State was into panic mode, and Duke sharks smelled blood in the water  - NCSU Players: #23 Marissa Kastanek
At this point it looked like State was into panic mode, and Duke sharks smelled blood in the water
 
NCSU Tags: #23 Marissa Kastanek
Link to this Photo Gatling and Williams jostle for position  - Duke Tags: #1 Elizabeth Williams  - NCSU Players: #34 Markeisha Gatling
Gatling and Williams jostle for position
 
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Link to this Photo ACCWBBDigest Photo  - Duke Tags: #1 Elizabeth Williams  - NCSU Players: #34 Markeisha Gatling
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NCSU Tags: #34 Markeisha Gatling
Link to this Photo Williams strains to the goal  - Duke Tags: #1 Elizabeth Williams  - NCSU Players: #34 Markeisha Gatling
Williams strains to the goal
 
Duke Tags: #1 Elizabeth Williams
 
NCSU Tags: #34 Markeisha Gatling
Link to this Photo Too much on the arm, that's foul #5 on Gatling  - Duke Tags: #1 Elizabeth Williams  - NCSU Players: #34 Markeisha Gatling
Too much on the arm, that's foul #5 on Gatling
 
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Link to this Photo Gatling does not want to leave the floor  - NCSU Players: #34 Markeisha Gatling
Gatling does not want to leave the floor
 
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Link to this Photo Williams free throws make it 69-60 Duke with 1:50 to go  - Duke Tags: #1 Elizabeth Williams
Williams free throws make it 69-60 Duke with 1:50 to go
 
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Link to this Photo On the Duke bench  - Duke Tags: #25 Katie Heckman, #30 Amber Henson
On the Duke bench
 
Duke Tags: #25 Katie Heckman, #30 Amber Henson
Link to this Photo Daniel giving all she's got but it won't be enough for State  - NCSU Players: #41 Lakeesa Daniel
Daniel giving all she's got but it won't be enough for State
 
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Link to this Photo Duke got a basket at the last second when Chloe Wells got a steal and instinct took over.  - Duke Tags: #4 Chloe Wells - NCSU Players: #2 Le'Nique Brown
Duke got a basket at the last second when Chloe Wells got a steal and instinct took over.
 
Duke Tags: #4 Chloe Wells
 
NCSU Tags: #2 Le'Nique Brown
Link to this Photo Ballgame.  Duke advances to the semis to face Florida State, while NC State will be a favorite to win the Postseason WNIT.
Ballgame. Duke advances to the semis to face Florida State, while NC State will be a favorite to win the Postseason WNIT.

Link to this Photo Marissa Kastanek did not cry on Senior Day in Reynolds, but today was indeed difficult.  - NCSU Players: #23 Marissa Kastanek, #2 Le'Nique Brown
Marissa Kastanek did not cry on Senior Day in Reynolds, but today was indeed difficult.
 
NCSU Tags: #23 Marissa Kastanek, #2 Le'Nique Brown
Link to this Photo Coach P with Kristy Winters-Scott  - Duke Tags: Joanne P. McCallie
Coach P with Kristy Winters-Scott
 
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