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NCAA: Duke Knocks Off Nebraska, 53-45
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NCAA: Duke Knocks Off Nebraska, 53-45
By Orin Day
March 31, 2013

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All photos of Duke's Sweet 16 win over Nebraska are captioned, including additional premium photos for our members. A sampling of our photos of this game can also be viewed at GoDuke.com.

Link to this Photo Tunnel pregame hype kicks the rear end of any hype video
Tunnel pregame hype kicks the rear end of any hype video
Link to this Photo Devil and Duke Cheerleaders rockin' out before the opening tip  - Duke Tags: Duke Cheerleaders
Devil and Duke Cheerleaders rockin' out before the opening tip
 
Duke Tags: Duke Cheerleaders

Link to this Photo A moment for Nebraska coach Connie Yori and official Billy Smith before tipoff  - NEB Players: Head Coach Connie Yori
A moment for Nebraska coach Connie Yori and official Billy Smith before tipoff
 
NEB Tags: Head Coach Connie Yori
Link to this Photo Alexis Jones hits the deck  - Duke Tags: #2 Alexis Jones - NEB Players: #35 Jordan Hooper
Alexis Jones hits the deck
 
Duke Tags: #2 Alexis Jones
 
NEB Tags: #35 Jordan Hooper

Link to this Photo Hallie Sample shows the horror of leaving Tricia Liston unguarded  - Duke Tags: #32 Tricia Liston - NEB Players: #3 Hailie Sample
Hallie Sample shows the horror of leaving Tricia Liston unguarded
 
Duke Tags: #32 Tricia Liston
 
NEB Tags: #3 Hailie Sample
Link to this Photo Liston hits her first three, 5-0 Duke.  - Duke Tags: #32 Tricia Liston
Liston hits her first three, 5-0 Duke.
 
Duke Tags: #32 Tricia Liston

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Link to this Photo Rejection by Williams  - Duke Tags: #1 Elizabeth Williams
Rejection by Williams
 
Duke Tags: #1 Elizabeth Williams
Link to this Photo Nebraska's strategy was much like Maryland's in Cameron, letting Richa shoot.  In the first half it worked, she was 0-5.  - Duke Tags: #15 Richa Jackson - NEB Players: #24 Rachel Theriot
Nebraska's strategy was much like Maryland's in Cameron, letting Richa shoot. In the first half it worked, she was 0-5.
 
Duke Tags: #15 Richa Jackson
 
NEB Tags: #24 Rachel Theriot

Link to this Photo Vernerey got a great look but did not convert  - Duke Tags: #43 Allison Vernerey - NEB Players: #35 Jordan Hooper
Vernerey got a great look but did not convert
 
Duke Tags: #43 Allison Vernerey
 
NEB Tags: #35 Jordan Hooper
Link to this Photo Liston makes it a 7-7 tie  - Duke Tags: #32 Tricia Liston - NEB Players: #35 Jordan Hooper
Liston makes it a 7-7 tie
 
Duke Tags: #32 Tricia Liston
 
NEB Tags: #35 Jordan Hooper

Link to this Photo Duke only got 6 second chance points off 12 offensive boards, but those rebounds stopped Nebraska runouts  - Duke Tags: #1 Elizabeth Williams
Duke only got 6 second chance points off 12 offensive boards, but those rebounds stopped Nebraska runouts
 
Duke Tags: #1 Elizabeth Williams
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DWHoops Photo
 
NEB Tags: Mascot Lil' Red

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Link to this Photo Jones hits, Duke trails 10-9  - Duke Tags: #2 Alexis Jones
Jones hits, Duke trails 10-9
 
Duke Tags: #2 Alexis Jones
Link to this Photo Wells did not score but had two assists and two boards.  More will be needed to beat Notre Dame.  - Duke Tags: #4 Chloe Wells
Wells did not score but had two assists and two boards. More will be needed to beat Notre Dame.
 
Duke Tags: #4 Chloe Wells

Link to this Photo One of seven blocks by Elizabeth Williams  - Duke Tags: #1 Elizabeth Williams
One of seven blocks by Elizabeth Williams
 
Duke Tags: #1 Elizabeth Williams
Link to this Photo Rejection from behind by Peters  - Duke Tags: #33 Haley Peters - NEB Players: #23 Emily Cady
Rejection from behind by Peters
 
Duke Tags: #33 Haley Peters
 
NEB Tags: #23 Emily Cady

Link to this Photo Nebraksa goes up 18-11 with 5:21 left in the first half.  A Duke run would ensue.  - NEB Players: #1 Tear'a Laudermill
Nebraksa goes up 18-11 with 5:21 left in the first half. A Duke run would ensue.
 
NEB Tags: #1 Tear'a Laudermill
Link to this Photo Alexis Jones hits an absolutely cold-blooded three, giving Duke the lead  - Duke Tags: #2 Alexis Jones - NEB Players: #3 Hailie Sample
Alexis Jones hits an absolutely cold-blooded three, giving Duke the lead
 
Duke Tags: #2 Alexis Jones
 
NEB Tags: #3 Hailie Sample

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Link to this Photo ESPN's Jeannine Edwards interviews Elizabeth Williams at halftime  - Duke Tags: #1 Elizabeth Williams
ESPN's Jeannine Edwards interviews Elizabeth Williams at halftime
 
Duke Tags: #1 Elizabeth Williams

Link to this Photo Tricia Liston in transition in a game where Duke scored zero fast break points.  Zero.  - Duke Tags: #32 Tricia Liston - NEB Players: #3 Hailie Sample
Tricia Liston in transition in a game where Duke scored zero fast break points. Zero.
 
Duke Tags: #32 Tricia Liston
 
NEB Tags: #3 Hailie Sample
Link to this Photo Williams. 27-24 Duke.  - Duke Tags: #1 Elizabeth Williams
Williams. 27-24 Duke.
 
Duke Tags: #1 Elizabeth Williams

Link to this Photo Liston for three. 30-26 Duke.  - Duke Tags: #32 Tricia Liston - NEB Players: #3 Hailie Sample
Liston for three. 30-26 Duke.
 
Duke Tags: #32 Tricia Liston
 
NEB Tags: #3 Hailie Sample

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Link to this Photo Today's Devil was a tribute to Joy Cheek!  - Duke Tags: Duke Blue Devil Mascot
Today's Devil was a tribute to Joy Cheek!
 
Duke Tags: Duke Blue Devil Mascot
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DWHoops Photo
 
Duke Tags: Duke Cheerleaders

Link to this Photo Liz looks for the open teammate  - Duke Tags: #1 Elizabeth Williams  - NEB Players: #13 Brandi Jeffery
Liz looks for the open teammate
 
Duke Tags: #1 Elizabeth Williams
 
NEB Tags: #13 Brandi Jeffery
Link to this Photo Chloe gets a good look during a long drought for both teams  - Duke Tags: #4 Chloe Wells, #2 Alexis Jones
Chloe gets a good look during a long drought for both teams
 
Duke Tags: #4 Chloe Wells, #2 Alexis Jones

Link to this Photo Haley drives  - Duke Tags: #33 Haley Peters
Haley drives
 
Duke Tags: #33 Haley Peters
Link to this Photo Chloe running the Duke offense  - Duke Tags: #4 Chloe Wells - NEB Players: #13 Brandi Jeffery
Chloe running the Duke offense
 
Duke Tags: #4 Chloe Wells
 
NEB Tags: #13 Brandi Jeffery

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Link to this Photo After a boat of misses, Richa hit consecutive layups to maintain Duke's working margin  - Duke Tags: #15 Richa Jackson - NEB Players: #24 Rachel Theriot
After a boat of misses, Richa hit consecutive layups to maintain Duke's working margin
 
Duke Tags: #15 Richa Jackson
 
NEB Tags: #24 Rachel Theriot

Link to this Photo DWHoops Photo  - Duke Tags: Sarah Smoak, Hernando Planells, #30 Amber Henson, #25 Katie Heckman
DWHoops Photo
 
Duke Tags: Sarah Smoak, Hernando Planells, #30 Amber Henson, #25 Katie Heckman
Link to this Photo Lurking behind the Nebraska bench...  - NEB Players: Mascot Lil' Red
Lurking behind the Nebraska bench...
 
NEB Tags: Mascot Lil' Red

Link to this Photo DWHoops Photo  - Duke Tags: Joanne P. McCallie
DWHoops Photo
 
Duke Tags: Joanne P. McCallie
Link to this Photo Jones breaks down the Nebraska defense, she would kick it back out  - Duke Tags: #2 Alexis Jones - NEB Players: #00 Lindsey Moore
Jones breaks down the Nebraska defense, she would kick it back out
 
Duke Tags: #2 Alexis Jones
 
NEB Tags: #00 Lindsey Moore

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Link to this Photo Rejection by Jones!  - Duke Tags: #2 Alexis Jones - NEB Players: #1 Tear'a Laudermill
Rejection by Jones!
 
Duke Tags: #2 Alexis Jones
 
NEB Tags: #1 Tear'a Laudermill
Link to this Photo Once again the intensity of Haley Peters cannot be denied!  - Duke Tags: #33 Haley Peters - NEB Players: #23 Emily Cady
Once again the intensity of Haley Peters cannot be denied!
 
Duke Tags: #33 Haley Peters
 
NEB Tags: #23 Emily Cady

Link to this Photo Jordan Hooper rolled her ankle after this jumper cut Nebraska's deficit to 40-32  - Duke Tags: #33 Haley Peters - NEB Players: #35 Jordan Hooper
Jordan Hooper rolled her ankle after this jumper cut Nebraska's deficit to 40-32
 
Duke Tags: #33 Haley Peters
 
NEB Tags: #35 Jordan Hooper
Link to this Photo Hooper helped off the floor  - NEB Players: #35 Jordan Hooper
Hooper helped off the floor
 
NEB Tags: #35 Jordan Hooper

Link to this Photo Foul #2 on Richa  - Duke Tags: #15 Richa Jackson - NEB Players: #1 Tear'a Laudermill
Foul #2 on Richa
 
Duke Tags: #15 Richa Jackson
 
NEB Tags: #1 Tear'a Laudermill
Link to this Photo Haley Peters hacked for the first free throws of the game, with 6:31 remaining.  - Duke Tags: #33 Haley Peters - NEB Players: #23 Emily Cady
Haley Peters hacked for the first free throws of the game, with 6:31 remaining.
 
Duke Tags: #33 Haley Peters
 
NEB Tags: #23 Emily Cady

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Link to this Photo Haley Peters took the first free throws of the game with 6:31 left in the second half, going over the 1,000 point mark in her career with the makes.  - Duke Tags: #33 Haley Peters
Haley Peters took the first free throws of the game with 6:31 left in the second half, going over the 1,000 point mark in her career with the makes.
 
Duke Tags: #33 Haley Peters
Link to this Photo Elizabeth Williams shoots over Meghin Williams  - Duke Tags: #1 Elizabeth Williams  - NEB Players: #10 Meghin Williams
Elizabeth Williams shoots over Meghin Williams
 
Duke Tags: #1 Elizabeth Williams
 
NEB Tags: #10 Meghin Williams

Link to this Photo Elizabeth Williams had 10 points, 9 boards, and 7 blocks in her return to the Norfolk area  - Duke Tags: #1 Elizabeth Williams
Elizabeth Williams had 10 points, 9 boards, and 7 blocks in her return to the Norfolk area
 
Duke Tags: #1 Elizabeth Williams
Link to this Photo Held ball - stays with Duke.  - Duke Tags: #2 Alexis Jones - NEB Players: #1 Tear'a Laudermill
Held ball - stays with Duke.
 
Duke Tags: #2 Alexis Jones
 
NEB Tags: #1 Tear'a Laudermill
Link to this Photo Alexis Jones soars to the goal as Duke pulls away, 46-38.  - Duke Tags: #2 Alexis Jones
Alexis Jones soars to the goal as Duke pulls away, 46-38.
 
Duke Tags: #2 Alexis Jones

Link to this Photo Al Brown shouting to Haley from Duke's bench  - Duke Tags: Al Brown
Al Brown shouting to Haley from Duke's bench
 
Duke Tags: Al Brown
Link to this Photo Liston on the line made it a 10 point Duke lead with a minute left  - Duke Tags: #32 Tricia Liston
Liston on the line made it a 10 point Duke lead with a minute left
 
Duke Tags: #32 Tricia Liston

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Link to this Photo Boxing out on Liston's second free throw make  - Duke Tags: #33 Haley Peters - NEB Players: #14 Katie Simon
Boxing out on Liston's second free throw make
 
Duke Tags: #33 Haley Peters
 
NEB Tags: #14 Katie Simon

Link to this Photo A happy scene on the Duke bench  - Duke Tags: #35 Jenna Frush, #30 Amber Henson
A happy scene on the Duke bench
 
Duke Tags: #35 Jenna Frush, #30 Amber Henson
Link to this Photo A somewhat trying victory, Duke will need more on Tuesday night.  - Duke Tags: Joanne P. McCallie
A somewhat trying victory, Duke will need more on Tuesday night.
 
Duke Tags: Joanne P. McCallie

Link to this Photo One more rejection for Liz, she had a remarkable seven blocks though apparently this didn't count!  - Duke Tags: #1 Elizabeth Williams
One more rejection for Liz, she had a remarkable seven blocks though apparently this didn't count!
 
Duke Tags: #1 Elizabeth Williams
Link to this Photo Nebraska did this down eight points with 1 second left.  What-ever.  - Duke Tags: #32 Tricia Liston - NEB Players: #23 Emily Cady
Nebraska did this down eight points with 1 second left. What-ever.
 
Duke Tags: #32 Tricia Liston
 
NEB Tags: #23 Emily Cady

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Link to this Photo Postgame huddle
Postgame huddle

Link to this Photo Boom!  - Duke Tags: #12 Chelsea Gray
Boom!
 
Duke Tags: #12 Chelsea Gray

Link to this Photo Coach P postgame with ESPN's Jeannine Edwards  - Duke Tags: Joanne P. McCallie
Coach P postgame with ESPN's Jeannine Edwards
 
Duke Tags: Joanne P. McCallie

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Link to this Photo Lex postgame with ESPN's Jeannine Edwards  - Duke Tags: #2 Alexis Jones
Lex postgame with ESPN's Jeannine Edwards
 
Duke Tags: #2 Alexis Jones

Link to this Photo Tricia postgame with ESPN's Jeannine Edwards  - Duke Tags: #32 Tricia Liston
Tricia postgame with ESPN's Jeannine Edwards
 
Duke Tags: #32 Tricia Liston

Link to this Photo Hard to maintain composure in the press room when certain questions are asked and a season has just ended  - NEB Players: #23 Emily Cady
Hard to maintain composure in the press room when certain questions are asked and a season has just ended
 
NEB Tags: #23 Emily Cady
Link to this Photo Connie Yori talked about recruiting the right kids - kids that play hard, smart, and together - as the essence of continuity of success  - NEB Players: Head Coach Connie Yori
Connie Yori talked about recruiting the right kids - kids that play hard, smart, and together - as the essence of continuity of success
 
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Link to this Photo Coach McCallie:
Coach McCallie: "It was a good game for us and a great one to learn from, and we're excited to move on from here."
 
Duke Tags: Joanne P. McCallie

Link to this Photo Postgame press conference  - Duke Tags: #32 Tricia Liston
Postgame press conference
 
Duke Tags: #32 Tricia Liston

Link to this Photo Williams:
Williams: "Our shot selection was not the greatest today."
 
Duke Tags: #1 Elizabeth Williams
Link to this Photo Jones:
Jones: "We know our shots are going to fall eventually, so we try to focus more on the defensive side of the ball and just let our offense come to us."
 
Duke Tags: #2 Alexis Jones



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