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Photo Gallery - NCAA R2: Duke 60, LSU 52


Cameron Indoor Stadium - March 22, 2010

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A pair of LSU Bleacher Creatures during the National Anthem -  -

A pair of LSU Bleacher Creatures during the National Anthem


Opening Tip -  -

Opening Tip


LSU's Allison Hightower scored 11 points in the first 6:20 of the game. She played all 40 minutes but got just eight the rest of the way. -  -

LSU's Allison Hightower scored 11 points in the first 6:20 of the game. She played all 40 minutes but got just eight the rest of the way.


Krystal Thomas drew first blood for Duke, scoring over Courtney Jones -  -

Krystal Thomas drew first blood for Duke, scoring over Courtney Jones


Jasmine Thomas flies to the hoop for a fast break score -  -

Jasmine Thomas flies to the hoop for a fast break score


Krystal Thomas gets in the way of Courtney Jones -  -

Krystal Thomas gets in the way of Courtney Jones


LSU's Destini Hughes was a bit of a turnover machine in the opening stanza, including a walk before this shot -  -

LSU's Destini Hughes was a bit of a turnover machine in the opening stanza, including a walk before this shot


Jasmine Thomas stops and pops, hitting the wide open J -  -

Jasmine Thomas stops and pops, hitting the wide open J


Tough defense came from all quarters including Duke's Joy Cheek all over the dribble of Lasondra Barrett -  -

Tough defense came from all quarters including Duke's Joy Cheek all over the dribble of Lasondra Barrett


The always animated Van Chancellor comes off the LSU bench to high five Katherine Graham.  Van was fighting a bad cold, but you'd have never known it during the game. -  -

The always animated Van Chancellor comes off the LSU bench to high five Katherine Graham. Van was fighting a bad cold, but you'd have never known it during the game.


Keturah Jackson (center) drives into the double team of Allison Hightower (left) and Destini Hughes -  -

Keturah Jackson (center) drives into the double team of Allison Hightower (left) and Destini Hughes


Katherine Graham (left) cuts off Karima Christmas as LSU wasn't giving up anything -  -

Katherine Graham (left) cuts off Karima Christmas as LSU wasn't giving up anything


Duke called a time out trailing 13-8, and a very displeased Joanne P. McCallie made her point clear in the Duke huddle -  -

Duke called a time out trailing 13-8, and a very displeased Joanne P. McCallie made her point clear in the Duke huddle


Duke was getting massively outrebounded including this Hightower grab -  -

Duke was getting massively outrebounded including this Hightower grab


Jasmine Thomas accelerates past LSU's Destini Hughes -  -

Jasmine Thomas accelerates past LSU's Destini Hughes


Jasmine Thomas goes in for a layup -  -

Jasmine Thomas goes in for a layup


Coach P counsels Keturah Jackson before sending her right back in -  -

Coach P counsels Keturah Jackson before sending her right back in


One of a parade of held ball plays -  -

One of a parade of held ball plays


A Duke Cheerleader -  -

A Duke Cheerleader


Karima Christmas on the bounce as Katherine Graham seals off the lane -  -

Karima Christmas on the bounce as Katherine Graham seals off the lane


Allison Vernerey goes strong and is fouled by Courtney Jones -  -

Allison Vernerey goes strong and is fouled by Courtney Jones


Vernerey missed both free throws -  -

Vernerey missed both free throws


Joy Cheek was called for an open court travel -  -

Joy Cheek was called for an open court travel


Coach P is ready for Jasmine Thomas to come back in the game -  -

Coach P is ready for Jasmine Thomas to come back in the game


Karima Christmas elevates to draw a foul from Lasondra Barrett -  -

Karima Christmas elevates to draw a foul from Lasondra Barrett


Karima Christmas made both free throws as Duke started a mini-run over the last 3:54 of the first half. -  -

Karima Christmas made both free throws as Duke started a mini-run over the last 3:54 of the first half.


Coach P signals her defense, a switch from man to zone was a huge factor in Duke's comeback and eventual triumph -  -

Coach P signals her defense, a switch from man to zone was a huge factor in Duke's comeback and eventual triumph


LSU's Katherine Graham extends but can't reach the three point shot of Karima Christmas.  Duke was 1-6 from distance in the first half, 1-10 overall. -  -

LSU's Katherine Graham extends but can't reach the three point shot of Karima Christmas. Duke was 1-6 from distance in the first half, 1-10 overall.


Joy Cheek (center, obscured) and Allison Vernerey (right) conspire to force LSU's Lasondra Barrett to step on the line -  -

Joy Cheek (center, obscured) and Allison Vernerey (right) conspire to force LSU's Lasondra Barrett to step on the line


Shay Selby in the game for a quick stint to give KJ a rest -  -

Shay Selby in the game for a quick stint to give KJ a rest


DWHoops Member Rob Rabb, aka "The Button Guy" -  -

DWHoops Member Rob Rabb, aka "The Button Guy"


Jasmine Thomas scores on a layup, cutting the Duke deficit to two and allowing the Blue Devil press to set. -  -

Jasmine Thomas scores on a layup, cutting the Duke deficit to two and allowing the Blue Devil press to set.


Cameron crowd loving it as Duke pulls even at 23-23.  A thanks to the students for turning out tonight! -  -

Cameron crowd loving it as Duke pulls even at 23-23. A thanks to the students for turning out tonight!


Coach P makes a point to the bench just before halftime -  -

Coach P makes a point to the bench just before halftime


With eight seconds left in the half LSU reserve Taylor Turnbow blocked Allison Vernerey's shot. -  -

With eight seconds left in the half LSU reserve Taylor Turnbow blocked Allison Vernerey's shot.


Bridgette Mitchell got the carom and layed it in with five seconds left in the half, resulting in a 25-25 knot at the break. -  -

Bridgette Mitchell got the carom and layed it in with five seconds left in the half, resulting in a 25-25 knot at the break.


A concerned Van Chancellor heads for the visitors' locker room at halftime, -  -

A concerned Van Chancellor heads for the visitors' locker room at halftime,


Krystal Thomas loses control of the ball after being fouled by Lasondra Barrett (right, acting like nothing happened). -  -

Krystal Thomas loses control of the ball after being fouled by Lasondra Barrett (right, acting like nothing happened).


Coach McCallie reacts to a Krystal Thomas free throw rattling home, interrupting her conversation with official Joe Cunningham -  -

Coach McCallie reacts to a Krystal Thomas free throw rattling home, interrupting her conversation with official Joe Cunningham


As ACC Associate Commissioner Nora Lynn Finch looks on, Keturah Jackson (right) and Karima Christmas (13) gang up on LSU's Lasondra Barrett to force a turnover -  -

As ACC Associate Commissioner Nora Lynn Finch looks on, Keturah Jackson (right) and Karima Christmas (13) gang up on LSU's Lasondra Barrett to force a turnover


KJ gets to the loose ball and quickly called a time out -  -

KJ gets to the loose ball and quickly called a time out


Duke bench erupts for their senior leader -  -

Duke bench erupts for their senior leader


Jasmine Thomas sees LSU help in the lane and looks to dish to the wing -  -

Jasmine Thomas sees LSU help in the lane and looks to dish to the wing


Karima Christmas put up a shot but Courtney Jones said GET THAT OUT OF HERE! -  -

Karima Christmas put up a shot but Courtney Jones said GET THAT OUT OF HERE!


Jasmine Thomas tries a three from beyond the taped-over men's three point line. -  -

Jasmine Thomas tries a three from beyond the taped-over men's three point line.


While Duke is huddling on the floor assistant Al Brown looks up to the clock, making sure of time, score, and foul situations. -  -

While Duke is huddling on the floor assistant Al Brown looks up to the clock, making sure of time, score, and foul situations.


Running the point, Keturah Jackson delivers the ball to Karima Christmas -  -

Running the point, Keturah Jackson delivers the ball to Karima Christmas


Krystal Thomas rejects Allison Hightower -  -

Krystal Thomas rejects Allison Hightower


Joy Cheek comes out for a breather -  -

Joy Cheek comes out for a breather


Jasmine Thomas is funneled towards Katherine Graham (1) who was ready to swipe the ball, and did. -  -

Jasmine Thomas is funneled towards Katherine Graham (1) who was ready to swipe the ball, and did.


Fouled by Katherine Graham, Keturah Jackson loses the handle and reaches for the ball between Graham's legs -  -

Fouled by Katherine Graham, Keturah Jackson loses the handle and reaches for the ball between Graham's legs


Bridgette Mitchell's first instinct is always to crash the offensive boards. -  -

Bridgette Mitchell's first instinct is always to crash the offensive boards.


Courtney Jones (22) soars into the rebounding fray, the ball ended up out to Duke. -  -

Courtney Jones (22) soars into the rebounding fray, the ball ended up out to Duke.


Kathleen Scheer and the face of Chelsea Hopkins (right) cheer for Joy Cheek -  -

Kathleen Scheer and the face of Chelsea Hopkins (right) cheer for Joy Cheek


Al Brown calls out to Joy Cheek as Jasmine Thomas (5) and Keturah Jackson (31) huddle with Coach P -  -

Al Brown calls out to Joy Cheek as Jasmine Thomas (5) and Keturah Jackson (31) huddle with Coach P


Karima Christmas doing whatever it takes to get an offensive rebound -  -

Karima Christmas doing whatever it takes to get an offensive rebound


Communication on the floor is part of the senior leadership of Keturah Jackson -  -

Communication on the floor is part of the senior leadership of Keturah Jackson


Krystal Thomas disrupts LSU's Allison Hightower on the blocks -  -

Krystal Thomas disrupts LSU's Allison Hightower on the blocks


Krystal Thomas twists her foot while committing a foul, and in falling twists it further, unable to let go. -  -

Krystal Thomas twists her foot while committing a foul, and in falling twists it further, unable to let go.


Allison Hightower on the line for two, putting LSU up by four. -  -

Allison Hightower on the line for two, putting LSU up by four.


Courtney Jones missed two shots in a row here, they could have been real daggers for LSU. -  -

Courtney Jones missed two shots in a row here, they could have been real daggers for LSU.


Taylor Turnbow soars in the air as Joy Cheek tries a fruitless three pointer -  -

Taylor Turnbow soars in the air as Joy Cheek tries a fruitless three pointer


Shay Selby loses control and the ball in the lane, which is bounding between Destini Hughes legs! -  -

Shay Selby loses control and the ball in the lane, which is bounding between Destini Hughes legs!


Allison Vernerey exploited the mismatch with Courtney Jones to score in the paint, tying the game at 39 -  -

Allison Vernerey exploited the mismatch with Courtney Jones to score in the paint, tying the game at 39


Karima Christmas (13) looks up towards her missed layup, which she would rebound. -  -

Karima Christmas (13) looks up towards her missed layup, which she would rebound.


Karima Christmas sticks back her own miss for the twelfth tie of the game, nine minutes still remaining -  -

Karima Christmas sticks back her own miss for the twelfth tie of the game, nine minutes still remaining


Janee Johnson reacts from the Duke bench -  -

Janee Johnson reacts from the Duke bench


Allison Hightower is well defended by Krystal Thomas -  -

Allison Hightower is well defended by Krystal Thomas


Karima Christmas snares an important rebound as the game is still nip and tuck. -  -

Karima Christmas snares an important rebound as the game is still nip and tuck.


Jasmine Nelson (back) smacked Jasmine Thomas' shot into the backboard.  No, it did not stick there. :) -  -

Jasmine Nelson (back) smacked Jasmine Thomas' shot into the backboard. No, it did not stick there. :)


Coaches McCallie and Brown confer -  -

Coaches McCallie and Brown confer


Courtney Jones seizes a rebound for LSU -  -

Courtney Jones seizes a rebound for LSU


Bridgette Mitchell delivers what Van Chancellor called "a dagger" of a shot, tying the game for the thirteenth time. -  -

Bridgette Mitchell delivers what Van Chancellor called "a dagger" of a shot, tying the game for the thirteenth time.


Allison Hightower fouled Karima Christmas in the act, the three point play turned a deficit into a one point Blue Devil lead. -  -

Allison Hightower fouled Karima Christmas in the act, the three point play turned a deficit into a one point Blue Devil lead.


Karima Christmas helped up by her Duke teammates -  -

Karima Christmas helped up by her Duke teammates


LSU's Lasondra Barrett and Duke's Bridgette Mitchell grapple in the lane -  -

LSU's Lasondra Barrett and Duke's Bridgette Mitchell grapple in the lane


Bridgette Mitchell leaves Katherine Graham in her dust -  -

Bridgette Mitchell leaves Katherine Graham in her dust


Bridgette Mitchell launches yet another dagger, this one over Lasondra Barrett and nothing but net -  -

Bridgette Mitchell launches yet another dagger, this one over Lasondra Barrett and nothing but net


Krystal Thomas grabs a rebound -  -

Krystal Thomas grabs a rebound


Bridgette Mitchell in silhouette after committing a turnover -  -

Bridgette Mitchell in silhouette after committing a turnover


LaSondra Barrett and Joy Cheek meet at the baseline -  -

LaSondra Barrett and Joy Cheek meet at the baseline


Cameron will be a different place next season without Keturah Jackson's defense -  -

Cameron will be a different place next season without Keturah Jackson's defense


Katherine Graham shoots for the lead but misses -  -

Katherine Graham shoots for the lead but misses


A concerned Allison Vernerey (center) and a thoughful Bridgette Mitchell (bottom right) in the Duke huddle, Devils up one but LSU going to the stripe -  -

A concerned Allison Vernerey (center) and a thoughful Bridgette Mitchell (bottom right) in the Duke huddle, Devils up one but LSU going to the stripe


This time Jasmine Thomas would not miss, but would instead give Duke the lead for keeps.   (5 frames) -  -

This time Jasmine Thomas would not miss, but would instead give Duke the lead for keeps. (5 frames)


This time Jasmine Thomas would not miss, but would instead give Duke the lead for keeps.   (5 frames) -  -

This time Jasmine Thomas would not miss, but would instead give Duke the lead for keeps. (5 frames)


This time Jasmine Thomas would not miss, but would instead give Duke the lead for keeps.   (5 frames) -  -

This time Jasmine Thomas would not miss, but would instead give Duke the lead for keeps. (5 frames)


This time Jasmine Thomas would not miss, but would instead give Duke the lead for keeps.   (5 frames) -  -

This time Jasmine Thomas would not miss, but would instead give Duke the lead for keeps. (5 frames)


This time Jasmine Thomas would not miss, but would instead give Duke the lead for keeps.   (5 frames) -  -

This time Jasmine Thomas would not miss, but would instead give Duke the lead for keeps. (5 frames)


A determined Keturah Jackson gathers herself for a layup to extend Duke's lead to three, forcing an LSU time out -  -

A determined Keturah Jackson gathers herself for a layup to extend Duke's lead to three, forcing an LSU time out


A beauty of a shot by Joy Cheek to put Duke up five with under two minutes remaining -  -

A beauty of a shot by Joy Cheek to put Duke up five with under two minutes remaining


LSU's Allison Hightower, Duke's Jasmine Thomas and Keturah Jackson strive for the ball just knocked away from Hightower -  -

LSU's Allison Hightower, Duke's Jasmine Thomas and Keturah Jackson strive for the ball just knocked away from Hightower


Duke's Jasmine Thomas (prone) fouls LSU's Allison Hightower -  -

Duke's Jasmine Thomas (prone) fouls LSU's Allison Hightower


Jasmine Thomas at the bottom of a four car pile-up -  -

Jasmine Thomas at the bottom of a four car pile-up


Hightower regains control of the ball -  -

Hightower regains control of the ball


Hightower made both free throws for a three point game -  -

Hightower made both free throws for a three point game


Jasmine Thomas perhaps wanting it a little too much -  -

Jasmine Thomas perhaps wanting it a little too much


Jasmine Thomas catches her foot on the foot of Destini Hughes, forcing an off-balance shot. -  -

Jasmine Thomas catches her foot on the foot of Destini Hughes, forcing an off-balance shot.


In a crowd, Joy Cheek boards the J.Thomas miss -  -

In a crowd, Joy Cheek boards the J.Thomas miss


Cheek wheels and fires a layup -  -

Cheek wheels and fires a layup


SWISH! Duke up by five with 1:22 left. -  -

SWISH! Duke up by five with 1:22 left.


Exuberance from Alexis Rogers and Chelsea Hopkins (right) as Duke calls time out -  -

Exuberance from Alexis Rogers and Chelsea Hopkins (right) as Duke calls time out


Hightower fired up a quick three that missed -  -

Hightower fired up a quick three that missed


To the dismay of the LSU cheer squad, Karima Christmas got the rebound -  -

To the dismay of the LSU cheer squad, Karima Christmas got the rebound


Destiny Hughes gets an LSU time out after a Christmas miscue led to her held ball steal.  Duke still up five, :48 left. -  -

Destiny Hughes gets an LSU time out after a Christmas miscue led to her held ball steal. Duke still up five, :48 left.


Coach P calls for "one" -  -

Coach P calls for "one"


Courtney Jones couldn't convert this runner, so LSU was forced to foul. -  -

Courtney Jones couldn't convert this runner, so LSU was forced to foul.


Down five with the clock melting away, LSU's Allison Hightower is forced to foul -  -

Down five with the clock melting away, LSU's Allison Hightower is forced to foul


Duke's defense had no intention of letting up -  -

Duke's defense had no intention of letting up


Vernerey and Sam Williams (right) on the Duke bench -  -

Vernerey and Sam Williams (right) on the Duke bench


Jasmine Thomas gets the last defensive rebound of the game, Duke had a remarkable nine board second half advantage. -  -

Jasmine Thomas gets the last defensive rebound of the game, Duke had a remarkable nine board second half advantage.


Thomas fouled with one second left and Duke up six, this wasn't warranted. -  -

Thomas fouled with one second left and Duke up six, this wasn't warranted.


Van Chancellor leaves the Cameron court -  -

Van Chancellor leaves the Cameron court


A great effort for Hightower and the Tigers, but LSU just didn't have the depth to hang with Duke for 40 minutes -  -

A great effort for Hightower and the Tigers, but LSU just didn't have the depth to hang with Duke for 40 minutes


Joy Cheek's final Cameron post-game huddle -  -

Joy Cheek's final Cameron post-game huddle


extra of Joy looking just a bit wistful -  -

extra of Joy looking just a bit wistful


Going to the Sweet Sixteen in Memphis! -  -

Going to the Sweet Sixteen in Memphis!


Happy times -  -

Happy times


Allison, Chelsea, and Bridgette in line -  -

Allison, Chelsea, and Bridgette in line


Heading off the court -  -

Heading off the court


Time to celebrate for Johnson, Scheer, Christmas, and Cheek -  -

Time to celebrate for Johnson, Scheer, Christmas, and Cheek


Joy Cheek waves "bye" to the Cameron faithful -  -

Joy Cheek waves "bye" to the Cameron faithful


LSU Head Coach Van Chancellor during his opening statement -  -

LSU Head Coach Van Chancellor during his opening statement


LSU's Allison Hightower, like Virginia's Monica Wright, carried her team all year. -  -

LSU's Allison Hightower, like Virginia's Monica Wright, carried her team all year.


A question about senior teammate Allison Hightower was too much for  Lasondra Barrett.  Van Chancellor showed great compassion by stepping in to answer the question, thus ending the student athlete part of the session. -  -

A question about senior teammate Allison Hightower was too much for Lasondra Barrett. Van Chancellor showed great compassion by stepping in to answer the question, thus ending the student athlete part of the session.


Chancellor added a welcome touch to the Durham regional, those of us in the media enjoyed his good humor even after a tough defeat. -  -

Chancellor added a welcome touch to the Durham regional, those of us in the media enjoyed his good humor even after a tough defeat.


A happy post-game Karima Christmas -  -

A happy post-game Karima Christmas


It doesn't seem like four years have passed since Bridgette Mitchell was a bouncy freshman after her first game at Cameron. -  -

It doesn't seem like four years have passed since Bridgette Mitchell was a bouncy freshman after her first game at Cameron.


Jasmine Thomas clowning around on her way off the podium -  -

Jasmine Thomas clowning around on her way off the podium


Karima heading back to the locker room -  -

Karima heading back to the locker room


Not so much a press conference as just Coach P talking basketball with Rob.  A fine ending to a fine season of DWHoops photo coverage of Duke Women's Basketball.  Good luck in Memphis! -  -

Not so much a press conference as just Coach P talking basketball with Rob. A fine ending to a fine season of DWHoops photo coverage of Duke Women's Basketball. Good luck in Memphis!



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