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Duke Earns a No. 2 Seed in NCAA Tournament Field
Vote for Joy Cheek
for Senior CLASS Award
The seventh-ranked Duke women’s basketball face Hartford at 12:00 p.m., on Saturday, March 20. the conference championship game.
team received its 16th straight NCAA Tournament Louisiana State (20-9) received an at-large invi- The Blue Devils received an automatic invitation
Senior Joy Cheek is among the finalists for
selection on Monday. The Blue Devils (27-5) were tation to the NCAA Tournament for the 12th straight to the 2010 NCAA Tournament after winning their sixth
the Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award. Fan voting is
seeded No. 2 in the Memphis Region and will play season. Head Coach Van Chancellor and LSU ACC Championship with a 70-60 victory over N.C.
currently open for both awards.
15th-seeded Hampton (20-11) in the first round on have been led by Allison Hightower (18.5 points, 3.4 State on March 7. Duke has now won ACC titles in
Saturday, March 20, 2010 at Cameron Indoor Stadium rebounds, 44 treys), LaSondra Barrett (12.6 points, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2010.
Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award
in Durham, N.C. The game will be televised live on 6.7 rebounds) and Katherine Graham (8.6 points, 5.7 Known as Coach P around the college basketball
ESPN2 and will tip at approximately 2:30 p.m. rebounds) on the year. world, Head Coach Joanne P. McCallie became the
Hampton (20-11) won its first Mid-Eastern The Lady Tigers fell to Vanderbilt in the SEC first Division I coach in NCAA history to win a confer-
Athletic Conference (MEAC) Championship - and Tournament, 63-61, and enter the NCAA Tournament ence championship in four different leagues -- North
automatic NCAA bid - since 2004, when the Lady winners of five out of the last seven games. LSU has Atlantic, America East, Big Ten and the ACC.
Jasmine Thomas Named to State Farm
Pirates defeated South Carolina State, 57-46, in reached at least the second round of the tournament Duke has featured a very balanced scoring
Winston-Salem, N.C. on Saturday. On the season, for 11-consecutive seasons. attack on the season with Jasmine Thomas (15.8),
Hampton has been led by Quanneisha Perry (13.0 Hartford also received an at-large invitation to Joy Cheek (10.2), Karima Christmas (9.8), Bridgette
A native of Fairfax, Va., Thomas is a Nai-
points, 9.3 rebounds), Jericka Jenkins (9.8 points, 65 the tournament after compiling a 27-4 overall record Mitchell (8.5), Krystal Thomas (8.1), Allison Vernerey
smith, Wade Trophy and John R. Wooden Award
treys), Bernadette Fortune (9.7 points, 2.3 rebounds) under Head Coach Jennifer Rizzotti. The Hawks fell (7.1) and Keturah Jackson (5.7) all averaging over 5.0
candidate for National Player of the Year. She is
and Whitney Hill (8.1 points). to Vermont in the America East Championship, 55-50, points a contest. Jasmine Thomas, Christmas and
coming off being named ACC Tournament MVP
Interim Head Coach David Six has led Hampton and will be making their fifth appearance in the NCAA Cheek are coming off being named to the All-ACC
on March 7 as the 5-11 guard led Duke to its sixth
to six straight wins and the Lady Pirates are winners Tournament. Tournament first team with Thomas earning MVP
of 14 out of their last 15 contests. Leading Hartford on the season has been Diana accolades.
The winner of the Duke/Hampton game will Delva (14.5 points, 8.1 rebounds, 61 blocks), Erica Duke owns seven victories against ranked
advance to face the winner of the No. 7 seed LSU Beverly (9.2 points, 6.9 rebounds, 65 blocks) and opponents this season -- No. 3 Ohio State, No. 13
versus No. 10 seed Hartford. The contest will be Jackie Smith (6.7 points, 44 treys). The Hawks had Florida State, No. 24 James Madison, No. 25 Miami,
played on Monday, March 22 at 7:00 p.m. LSU will won 20 straight games prior to falling to Vermont in No. 18 North Carolina, No. 19 Georgia Tech and No.
21 Virginia -- and the Blue Devils are the only Atlantic
Coast Conference (ACC) team to defeat a ranked
non-conference opponent so far this year.
The Blue Devils enter the NCAA Tournament
winners of nine out of their last 10 contests. Enter-
ing the 2010 NCAAs, the Blue Devils own an all-time
record of 40-16 in NCAA Tournament play and are
41-17 in all postseason action. The Blue Devils have
hosted NCAA Tournament games nine times out of
17 appearances. Duke previously hosted first and
second round games in Cameron Indoor Stadium
from 1998-2002 and in 2004. Currently, the Blue
Devils feature a 12-game winning streak in NCAA
action played in Cameron Indoor Stadium.
Ticket prices for both sessions at Duke are $32
for reserved, $22 for youth/senior reserved, $27 for
general admission and $17 for youth/senior general
admission. For single game session, tickets are $16
for reserved seats, $11 for youth/senior reserved, $14
for general admission and $9 for youth/senior general
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