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Devils X Out Xavier, 46-45
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Devils X Out Xavier, 46-45
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Devils X Out Xavier, 46-45
By Orin Day
December 21, 2010

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Link to this Photo Krystal Thomas and Amber Harris battle for the opening tip  - Duke Tags: #34 Krystal Thomas
Krystal Thomas and Amber Harris battle for the opening tip
 
Duke Tags: #34 Krystal Thomas
Link to this Photo Amber Harris blocks Kathleen Scheer on Duke's first possession  - Duke Tags: #24 Kathleen Scheer
Amber Harris blocks Kathleen Scheer on Duke's first possession
 
Duke Tags: #24 Kathleen Scheer

Link to this Photo Jasmine Thomas got around Amber Harris, but missed the layup.  - Duke Tags: #5 Jasmine Thomas
Jasmine Thomas got around Amber Harris, but missed the layup.
 
Duke Tags: #5 Jasmine Thomas
Link to this Photo Karima's fast break layup made it a 5-2 Duke lead.  - Duke Tags: #13 Karima Christmas
Karima's fast break layup made it a 5-2 Duke lead.
 
Duke Tags: #13 Karima Christmas
Link to this Photo Jasmine Thomas fouls Special Jennings in the first half  - Duke Tags: #5 Jasmine Thomas
Jasmine Thomas fouls Special Jennings in the first half
 
Duke Tags: #5 Jasmine Thomas

Link to this Photo Jasmine hits a three to give Duke its largest lead of the night, 10-3.  - Duke Tags: #5 Jasmine Thomas
Jasmine hits a three to give Duke its largest lead of the night, 10-3.
 
Duke Tags: #5 Jasmine Thomas
Link to this Photo Allison Vernerey had a nose for the ball tonight; this was the first of her five steals.  - Duke Tags: #43 Allison Vernerey
Allison Vernerey had a nose for the ball tonight; this was the first of her five steals.
 
Duke Tags: #43 Allison Vernerey
Link to this Photo Jasmine Thomas shoots on a possession where Duke got good looks but came up empty.  - Duke Tags: #5 Jasmine Thomas
Jasmine Thomas shoots on a possession where Duke got good looks but came up empty.
 
Duke Tags: #5 Jasmine Thomas

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Link to this Photo Megan Askew gets an open baseline look for Xavier
Megan Askew gets an open baseline look for Xavier
Link to this Photo Amber Harris and Allison Vernerey battle on Duke's offensive glass.  - Duke Tags: #43 Allison Vernerey
Amber Harris and Allison Vernerey battle on Duke's offensive glass.
 
Duke Tags: #43 Allison Vernerey
Link to this Photo Chloe Wells drives towards the paint.  - Duke Tags: #4 Chloe Wells
Chloe Wells drives towards the paint.
 
Duke Tags: #4 Chloe Wells

Link to this Photo Amber Harris shows her range
Amber Harris shows her range
Link to this Photo Tyesasha Moss fouls Allison Vernerey on a stickback try  - Duke Tags: #43 Allison Vernerey
Tyesasha Moss fouls Allison Vernerey on a stickback try
 
Duke Tags: #43 Allison Vernerey
Link to this Photo Xavier Head Coach Kevin McGuff
Xavier Head Coach Kevin McGuff

Link to this Photo Allison looked concerned, but willed both free throw shots in.  Duke leads 16-13.  - Duke Tags: #43 Allison Vernerey
Allison looked concerned, but willed both free throw shots in. Duke leads 16-13.
 
Duke Tags: #43 Allison Vernerey
Link to this Photo Chelsea drives after a steal  - Duke Tags: #12 Chelsea Gray
Chelsea drives after a steal
 
Duke Tags: #12 Chelsea Gray
Link to this Photo Chelsea unable to convert the layup  - Duke Tags: #12 Chelsea Gray
Chelsea unable to convert the layup
 
Duke Tags: #12 Chelsea Gray

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Link to this Photo Haley Peters puts it on the floor as Ta'Shia Phillips closes in.  - Duke Tags: #33 Haley Peters
Haley Peters puts it on the floor as Ta'Shia Phillips closes in.
 
Duke Tags: #33 Haley Peters
Link to this Photo Krystal Thomas braces for contact, scoring the layup and drawing Ta'Shia Phillips first foul.  - Duke Tags: #34 Krystal Thomas
Krystal Thomas braces for contact, scoring the layup and drawing Ta'Shia Phillips first foul.
 
Duke Tags: #34 Krystal Thomas
Link to this Photo Chelsea was 0-5 tonight.  - Duke Tags: #12 Chelsea Gray
Chelsea was 0-5 tonight.
 
Duke Tags: #12 Chelsea Gray

Link to this Photo Karima Christmas guards three point specialist Katie Rutan  - Duke Tags: #13 Karima Christmas
Karima Christmas guards three point specialist Katie Rutan
 
Duke Tags: #13 Karima Christmas
Link to this Photo Krystal Thomas drives the baseline  - Duke Tags: #34 Krystal Thomas
Krystal Thomas drives the baseline
 
Duke Tags: #34 Krystal Thomas
Link to this Photo Krystal Thomas drives past Ta'Shia Phillips into the paint  - Duke Tags: #34 Krystal Thomas
Krystal Thomas drives past Ta'Shia Phillips into the paint
 
Duke Tags: #34 Krystal Thomas

Link to this Photo Krystal Thomas begins a reverse layup  - Duke Tags: #34 Krystal Thomas
Krystal Thomas begins a reverse layup
 
Duke Tags: #34 Krystal Thomas
Link to this Photo Krystal Thomas finishes a reverse layup, tying the score at 20.  - Duke Tags: #34 Krystal Thomas
Krystal Thomas finishes a reverse layup, tying the score at 20.
 
Duke Tags: #34 Krystal Thomas
Link to this Photo Xavier's Special Jennings
Xavier's Special Jennings

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Link to this Photo Krystal Thomas at the line, putting Duke up 21-20.  - Duke Tags: #34 Krystal Thomas
Krystal Thomas at the line, putting Duke up 21-20.
 
Duke Tags: #34 Krystal Thomas
Link to this Photo Chloe Wells made a fancy pass that was stolen away.  - Duke Tags: #4 Chloe Wells
Chloe Wells made a fancy pass that was stolen away.
 
Duke Tags: #4 Chloe Wells
Link to this Photo Amber Harris sticks back a Musketeer miss to put them up 22-21
Amber Harris sticks back a Musketeer miss to put them up 22-21

Link to this Photo Scheer answers for Duke, 23-22 with under 6 minutes in the first.  - Duke Tags: #24 Kathleen Scheer
Scheer answers for Duke, 23-22 with under 6 minutes in the first.
 
Duke Tags: #24 Kathleen Scheer
Link to this Photo Krystal Thomas taking defense seriously.  - Duke Tags: #34 Krystal Thomas
Krystal Thomas taking defense seriously.
 
Duke Tags: #34 Krystal Thomas
Link to this Photo Scheer fires a three point miss -- Duke started 2-3 from behind the arc, then missed its last twelve treys.  - Duke Tags: #24 Kathleen Scheer
Scheer fires a three point miss -- Duke started 2-3 from behind the arc, then missed its last twelve treys.
 
Duke Tags: #24 Kathleen Scheer

Link to this Photo Amber Harris went down hard on her face and came up with a bloody nose.
Amber Harris went down hard on her face and came up with a bloody nose.

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Link to this Photo With Harris out for the time being, Xavier huddles.
With Harris out for the time being, Xavier huddles.
Link to this Photo With Harris out, Vernerey scores over Ta'Shia Phillips  - Duke Tags: #43 Allison Vernerey
With Harris out, Vernerey scores over Ta'Shia Phillips
 
Duke Tags: #43 Allison Vernerey

Link to this Photo Harris came back quickly from the bloody nose to drain this jumper, Xavier up 26-25 with 1:40 left in the first.
Harris came back quickly from the bloody nose to drain this jumper, Xavier up 26-25 with 1:40 left in the first.
Link to this Photo Lynette Holmes scores the last hoop of the first half, Xavier takes a 28-25 lead to the locker room.
Lynette Holmes scores the last hoop of the first half, Xavier takes a 28-25 lead to the locker room.
Link to this Photo Chloe Wells gets a steal (uncredited) with 1.5 seconds left in the half.  - Duke Tags: #4 Chloe Wells
Chloe Wells gets a steal (uncredited) with 1.5 seconds left in the half.
 
Duke Tags: #4 Chloe Wells

Link to this Photo Jas started off the second half with a miss, but Krystal would eventually stick it back.  - Duke Tags: #5 Jasmine Thomas
Jas started off the second half with a miss, but Krystal would eventually stick it back.
 
Duke Tags: #5 Jasmine Thomas
Link to this Photo Amber Harris immediately got a good look but missed
Amber Harris immediately got a good look but missed
Link to this Photo Krystal would be whistled for traveling.  - Duke Tags: #34 Krystal Thomas
Krystal would be whistled for traveling.
 
Duke Tags: #34 Krystal Thomas

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Link to this Photo Another open jumper for Harris; Xavier goes up 34-27 and Duke needs a time out.
Another open jumper for Harris; Xavier goes up 34-27 and Duke needs a time out.
Link to this Photo Karima Christmas can't sink this shot over Phillips.  - Duke Tags: #13 Karima Christmas
Karima Christmas can't sink this shot over Phillips.
 
Duke Tags: #13 Karima Christmas
Link to this Photo Special Jennings puts Xavier up 36-27 with 16:17 to play, the biggest Musketeer lead of the night.
Special Jennings puts Xavier up 36-27 with 16:17 to play, the biggest Musketeer lead of the night.

Link to this Photo The Xavier staff looks on as Jasmine Thomas does everything she can to try for a loose ball  - Duke Tags: #5 Jasmine Thomas
The Xavier staff looks on as Jasmine Thomas does everything she can to try for a loose ball
 
Duke Tags: #5 Jasmine Thomas
Link to this Photo Allison gets one of many good looks that didn't fall - she was 1-9 from the floor.  - Duke Tags: #43 Allison Vernerey
Allison gets one of many good looks that didn't fall - she was 1-9 from the floor.
 
Duke Tags: #43 Allison Vernerey

Link to this Photo Haley Peters guards Amber Harris up top.  - Duke Tags: #33 Haley Peters
Haley Peters guards Amber Harris up top.
 
Duke Tags: #33 Haley Peters
Link to this Photo Jasmine gets things going with a jumper to cut the deficit to six.  - Duke Tags: #5 Jasmine Thomas
Jasmine gets things going with a jumper to cut the deficit to six.
 
Duke Tags: #5 Jasmine Thomas

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Link to this Photo A loose ball just out of the reach of Krystal Thomas.  - Duke Tags: #34 Krystal Thomas
A loose ball just out of the reach of Krystal Thomas.
 
Duke Tags: #34 Krystal Thomas
Link to this Photo Shay comes up empty from long range.  - Duke Tags: #3 Shay Selby
Shay comes up empty from long range.
 
Duke Tags: #3 Shay Selby
Link to this Photo Allison draws a foul from Amber Harris.  - Duke Tags: #43 Allison Vernerey
Allison draws a foul from Amber Harris.
 
Duke Tags: #43 Allison Vernerey

Link to this Photo Coach P exhorts Duke defenders  - Duke Tags: Joanne P. McCallie
Coach P exhorts Duke defenders
 
Duke Tags: Joanne P. McCallie
Link to this Photo Karima makes a cross-court pass to Liston.  - Duke Tags: #13 Karima Christmas
Karima makes a cross-court pass to Liston.
 
Duke Tags: #13 Karima Christmas
Link to this Photo Tricia Liston's lone three point attempt was just off the mark.  - Duke Tags: #32 Tricia Liston
Tricia Liston's lone three point attempt was just off the mark.
 
Duke Tags: #32 Tricia Liston

Link to this Photo Amber Harris grabs a rebound.  - Duke Tags: #43 Allison Vernerey
Amber Harris grabs a rebound.
 
Duke Tags: #43 Allison Vernerey
Link to this Photo After Liston kept the Duke possession alive with her own board, Karima cuts the deficit to three.  - Duke Tags: #13 Karima Christmas
After Liston kept the Duke possession alive with her own board, Karima cuts the deficit to three.
 
Duke Tags: #13 Karima Christmas
Link to this Photo Harris answers, 39-34 Xavier.
Harris answers, 39-34 Xavier.

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Link to this Photo Jas is heating up with back-to-back hoops, Duke trails by just one.  - Duke Tags: #5 Jasmine Thomas
Jas is heating up with back-to-back hoops, Duke trails by just one.
 
Duke Tags: #5 Jasmine Thomas
Link to this Photo Jas and Allison intense in Duke's full court press off the made basket.  - Duke Tags: #5 Jasmine Thomas
Jas and Allison intense in Duke's full court press off the made basket.
 
Duke Tags: #5 Jasmine Thomas
Link to this Photo Krystal ties the game at 40 with a driving layup, but Duke would not score in the next six minutes.  - Duke Tags: #34 Krystal Thomas
Krystal ties the game at 40 with a driving layup, but Duke would not score in the next six minutes.
 
Duke Tags: #34 Krystal Thomas

Link to this Photo Harris puts Xavier up 42-40.
Harris puts Xavier up 42-40.
Link to this Photo Vernerey excited after getting a steal and drawing a foul from Ta'Shia Phillips (53).  - Duke Tags: #43 Allison Vernerey
Vernerey excited after getting a steal and drawing a foul from Ta'Shia Phillips (53).
 
Duke Tags: #43 Allison Vernerey

Link to this Photo Tough D from Vernerey helped to slow Harris' scoring pace  - Duke Tags: #43 Allison Vernerey
Tough D from Vernerey helped to slow Harris' scoring pace
 
Duke Tags: #43 Allison Vernerey
Link to this Photo Phillips rebounds a J.Thomas miss.  - Duke Tags: #5 Jasmine Thomas
Phillips rebounds a J.Thomas miss.
 
Duke Tags: #5 Jasmine Thomas
Link to this Photo Karima Christmas on the line, her miss extended a then five minute Blue Devil scoring drought.  - Duke Tags: #13 Karima Christmas
Karima Christmas on the line, her miss extended a then five minute Blue Devil scoring drought.
 
Duke Tags: #13 Karima Christmas

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Link to this Photo Amber Harris was whistled for an offensive foul before this shot.
Amber Harris was whistled for an offensive foul before this shot.
Link to this Photo Harris scores the last Xavier hoop, extending their lead to 45-40
Harris scores the last Xavier hoop, extending their lead to 45-40
Link to this Photo Jas starts the Duke comeback with a layup.  - Duke Tags: #5 Jasmine Thomas
Jas starts the Duke comeback with a layup.
 
Duke Tags: #5 Jasmine Thomas

Link to this Photo Vernerey attempts a hook from the free throw line but misses.  - Duke Tags: #43 Allison Vernerey
Vernerey attempts a hook from the free throw line but misses.
 
Duke Tags: #43 Allison Vernerey
Link to this Photo Christmas boards the Vernerey miss and somehow gets this shot to fall, Duke trails 45-44 with 1:22 to go.
Christmas boards the Vernerey miss and somehow gets this shot to fall, Duke trails 45-44 with 1:22 to go.
Link to this Photo A key steal for Vernerey gives Duke the ball with 56 ticks left, down by one.  - Duke Tags: #43 Allison Vernerey
A key steal for Vernerey gives Duke the ball with 56 ticks left, down by one.
 
Duke Tags: #43 Allison Vernerey

Link to this Photo Allison Vernerey is embraced by Haley Peters in the joyous Duke huddle.  - Duke Tags: #43 Allison Vernerey
Allison Vernerey is embraced by Haley Peters in the joyous Duke huddle.
 
Duke Tags: #43 Allison Vernerey
Link to this Photo Karima Christmas meets the Xavier defense head-on.  - Duke Tags: #13 Karima Christmas
Karima Christmas meets the Xavier defense head-on.
 
Duke Tags: #13 Karima Christmas
Link to this Photo Krystal Thomas boards the Christmas miss and is hacked.  - Duke Tags: #34 Krystal Thomas
Krystal Thomas boards the Christmas miss and is hacked.
 
Duke Tags: #34 Krystal Thomas

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Link to this Photo Duke bench reacts to Krystal Thomas game-tying free throw (including the injured Richa Jackson).
Duke bench reacts to Krystal Thomas game-tying free throw (including the injured Richa Jackson).
Link to this Photo Krystal missed the second free throw, Amber Harris boarded the miss.
Krystal missed the second free throw, Amber Harris boarded the miss.

Link to this Photo Karima Christmas pokes the ball away from Special Jennings with 3 seconds left and the game tied.
Karima Christmas pokes the ball away from Special Jennings with 3 seconds left and the game tied.
Link to this Photo Duke celebrates Jasmine Thomas being sent to the line for two, with 2.5 seconds and the game tied.  - Duke Tags: #5 Jasmine Thomas, #12 Chelsea Gray, #34 Krystal Thomas, #43 Allison Vernerey
Duke celebrates Jasmine Thomas being sent to the line for two, with 2.5 seconds and the game tied.
 
Duke Tags: #5 Jasmine Thomas, #12 Chelsea Gray, #34 Krystal Thomas, #43 Allison Vernerey
Link to this Photo With the game tied and 2.5 seconds left, Jasmine Thomas awaits the first of two critical free throws.  - Duke Tags: #5 Jasmine Thomas
With the game tied and 2.5 seconds left, Jasmine Thomas awaits the first of two critical free throws.
 
Duke Tags: #5 Jasmine Thomas

Link to this Photo Free throw #1 is up... no good.  - Duke Tags: #5 Jasmine Thomas
Free throw #1 is up... no good.
 
Duke Tags: #5 Jasmine Thomas
Link to this Photo Free throw #2 falls through the net, Duke leads 46-45!
Free throw #2 falls through the net, Duke leads 46-45!
Link to this Photo Jasmine Thomas came out of nowhere to block Special Jennings potential game winner - note that time has not yet expired.
Jasmine Thomas came out of nowhere to block Special Jennings potential game winner - note that time has not yet expired.

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Link to this Photo Ta'Shia Phillips restrains Xavier assistant Mike Neighbors, who wanted a foul called on Jasmine Thomas.
Ta'Shia Phillips restrains Xavier assistant Mike Neighbors, who wanted a foul called on Jasmine Thomas.
Link to this Photo Xavier Assistant Mike Neighbors confronts one of the officials after time has expired.
Xavier Assistant Mike Neighbors confronts one of the officials after time has expired.

Link to this Photo No time on the clock, the refs review the video screen.
No time on the clock, the refs review the video screen.
Link to this Photo It's over, Duke wins 46-45.
It's over, Duke wins 46-45.

Link to this Photo Allison Vernerey and Amber Harris meet in the handshake line; their battles in the paint were truly remarkable.  - Duke Tags: #43 Allison Vernerey
Allison Vernerey and Amber Harris meet in the handshake line; their battles in the paint were truly remarkable.
 
Duke Tags: #43 Allison Vernerey
Link to this Photo Jas and Shay in the Duke postgame huddle, perhaps more relieved than excited.  - Duke Tags: #3 Shay Selby, #5 Jasmine Thomas
Jas and Shay in the Duke postgame huddle, perhaps more relieved than excited.
 
Duke Tags: #3 Shay Selby, #5 Jasmine Thomas

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Link to this Photo The Duke Post-Game Huddle.
The Duke Post-Game Huddle.

Link to this Photo Coach P pleased with the outcome.  - Duke Tags: Joanne P. McCallie
Coach P pleased with the outcome.
 
Duke Tags: Joanne P. McCallie
Link to this Photo Xavier Coach Kevin McGuff in the media room, he took questions but understandably had no opening statement.
Xavier Coach Kevin McGuff in the media room, he took questions but understandably had no opening statement.

Link to this Photo Amber Harris in the media room - it was a pleasure to watch her play, her offensive moves were second to none.
Amber Harris in the media room - it was a pleasure to watch her play, her offensive moves were second to none.
Link to this Photo Coach P enters the media room.  - Duke Tags: Joanne P. McCallie
Coach P enters the media room.
 
Duke Tags: Joanne P. McCallie



Devils X Out Xavier, 46-45
The Nutshell
 
Devils X Out Xavier, 46-45
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