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Duke Survives Cuse Scare, 74-72
The Nutshell
 
Duke Survives Cuse Scare, 74-72
Analysis
Duke Survives Cuse Scare, 74-72
By Orin Day
January 8, 2015


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Link to this Photo Azura Stevens only needed three minutes to score Duke's first ten points  - Duke Tags: #11 Azurá Stevens
Azura Stevens only needed three minutes to score Duke's first ten points
 
Duke Tags: #11 Azurá Stevens

Link to this Photo Stevens tweaked her foot sometime in the first half and wasn't nearly as confident thereafter, scoring only 2 points in the final 37 minutes  - Duke Tags: #11 Azurá Stevens
Stevens tweaked her foot sometime in the first half and wasn't nearly as confident thereafter, scoring only 2 points in the final 37 minutes
 
Duke Tags: #11 Azurá Stevens
Link to this Photo Continuation for Greenwell after drawing a foul from Briana Day.  It was especially significant as Day remained on the Syracuse bench the rest of the half.  - Duke Tags: #23 Rebecca Greenwell
Continuation for Greenwell after drawing a foul from Briana Day. It was especially significant as Day remained on the Syracuse bench the rest of the half.
 
Duke Tags: #23 Rebecca Greenwell

Link to this Photo Amber Henson was an effective presence on the floor, also helping Duke to break the Syracuse man press  - Duke Tags: #30 Amber Henson
Amber Henson was an effective presence on the floor, also helping Duke to break the Syracuse man press
 
Duke Tags: #30 Amber Henson
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Duke Tags: Joanne P. McCallie , #12 Mercedes Riggs

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Duke Tags: #1 Elizabeth Williams
Link to this Photo Greenwell not afraid to go inside, absence of Briana Day helped open the lane for that kind of attack  - Duke Tags: #23 Rebecca Greenwell
Greenwell not afraid to go inside, absence of Briana Day helped open the lane for that kind of attack
 
Duke Tags: #23 Rebecca Greenwell

Link to this Photo Though her stats weren't gaudy, Chidom was effective off the bench in the first half  - Duke Tags: #22 Oderah Chidom
Though her stats weren't gaudy, Chidom was effective off the bench in the first half
 
Duke Tags: #22 Oderah Chidom
Link to this Photo Syracuse was disciplined on both ends, and set solid screens to create room for shooters
Syracuse was disciplined on both ends, and set solid screens to create room for shooters

Link to this Photo Riggs thanks Amber Henson, who set her up for an open corner three  - Duke Tags: #12 Mercedes Riggs
Riggs thanks Amber Henson, who set her up for an open corner three
 
Duke Tags: #12 Mercedes Riggs
Link to this Photo Strong start to the second half for Liz  - Duke Tags: #1 Elizabeth Williams
Strong start to the second half for Liz
 
Duke Tags: #1 Elizabeth Williams

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Link to this Photo Alexis Peterson disputes an out-of-bounds call
Alexis Peterson disputes an out-of-bounds call
Link to this Photo Just out of reach  - Duke Tags: #11 Azurá Stevens
Just out of reach
 
Duke Tags: #11 Azurá Stevens

Link to this Photo Only foul trouble could stop Elizabeth Williams.  When it did, Syracuse made a furious comeback  - Duke Tags: #1 Elizabeth Williams
Only foul trouble could stop Elizabeth Williams. When it did, Syracuse made a furious comeback
 
Duke Tags: #1 Elizabeth Williams
Link to this Photo Ka'lia running the point  - Duke Tags: #14 Ka'lia Johnson
Ka'lia running the point
 
Duke Tags: #14 Ka'lia Johnson

Link to this Photo Scoring on a layup despite splinted fingers  - Duke Tags: #14 Ka'lia Johnson
Scoring on a layup despite splinted fingers
 
Duke Tags: #14 Ka'lia Johnson
Link to this Photo Butler hit five second half threes, cuing the Cuse comeback
Butler hit five second half threes, cuing the Cuse comeback

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Link to this Photo Amber through the maze of Orange  - Duke Tags: #30 Amber Henson
Amber through the maze of Orange
 
Duke Tags: #30 Amber Henson

Link to this Photo Riggs three with 7:22 left put Duke up 65-53.  After that, it was hang on for dear life.  - Duke Tags: #12 Mercedes Riggs
Riggs three with 7:22 left put Duke up 65-53. After that, it was hang on for dear life.
 
Duke Tags: #12 Mercedes Riggs

Link to this Photo Chidom makes it 67-59 Blue Devils as Briana Day defends without fouling  - Duke Tags: #22 Oderah Chidom
Chidom makes it 67-59 Blue Devils as Briana Day defends without fouling
 
Duke Tags: #22 Oderah Chidom
Link to this Photo Hillsman is so disgusted by a call that he spent most of Duke's free throws at the far end of the Orange bench
Hillsman is so disgusted by a call that he spent most of Duke's free throws at the far end of the Orange bench

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Link to this Photo Ka'lia Johnson scores on a fast break layup after a steal.  Syracuse held an 18-8 advantage on second half points off turnovers, 28-18 overall.  - Duke Tags: #14 Ka'lia Johnson
Ka'lia Johnson scores on a fast break layup after a steal. Syracuse held an 18-8 advantage on second half points off turnovers, 28-18 overall.
 
Duke Tags: #14 Ka'lia Johnson
Link to this Photo Butler - bang!  Her back-to-back treys erased Duke's six point lead, tying the game at 72 with under a minute remaining.
Butler - bang! Her back-to-back treys erased Duke's six point lead, tying the game at 72 with under a minute remaining.

Link to this Photo Greenwell missed this shot with 26 ticks left, but was fouled on the rebound and sent to the line  - Duke Tags: #23 Rebecca Greenwell
Greenwell missed this shot with 26 ticks left, but was fouled on the rebound and sent to the line
 
Duke Tags: #23 Rebecca Greenwell
Link to this Photo Greenwell made both free throws, staking Duke a late 74-72 lead against a team with 13 treys already.  - Duke Tags: #23 Rebecca Greenwell
Greenwell made both free throws, staking Duke a late 74-72 lead against a team with 13 treys already.
 
Duke Tags: #23 Rebecca Greenwell

Link to this Photo Rebecca Greenwell celebrates Duke's 74-72 victory as Syracuse's Diamond Henderson expresses her displeasure  - Duke Tags: #23 Rebecca Greenwell
Rebecca Greenwell celebrates Duke's 74-72 victory as Syracuse's Diamond Henderson expresses her displeasure
 
Duke Tags: #23 Rebecca Greenwell
Link to this Photo Ka'lia Johnson (right) celebrates the Duke win over Syracuse along with Amber Henson and Oderah Chidom.  - Duke Tags: #14 Ka'lia Johnson
Ka'lia Johnson (right) celebrates the Duke win over Syracuse along with Amber Henson and Oderah Chidom.
 
Duke Tags: #14 Ka'lia Johnson

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Link to this Photo Ballgame! Duke takes down #21 Syracuse, 74-72, improving to 2-0 in ACC play.
Ballgame! Duke takes down #21 Syracuse, 74-72, improving to 2-0 in ACC play.

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"I do like the way our team was tough. At times, they made plays down the stretch."
 
Duke Tags: Joanne P. McCallie
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"Late in the first half I fell on my foot so that was bothering me, but I probably could have played more aggressively."
 
Duke Tags: #11 Azurá Stevens



Duke Survives Cuse Scare, 74-72
The Nutshell
 
Duke Survives Cuse Scare, 74-72
Analysis

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