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Women Ranked #1 In Both Polls; Alana Beard Unanimous

Here's a grab-bag of women's news:

Duke was already #1 in the AP Poll. Well, the Coaches' poll makes it
unanimous. Note that Duke will play both #2 and #3 in the Coaches' poll.

Alana Beard was a unanimous preseason All-America pick, the only player on
the list with that distinction. Also selected were Diana Taurasi of
UConn, Chantelle Anderson of Vanderbilt, Nicole Powell of Stanford, and
LaToya Thomas of Mississippi State.

Duke beat the Premier Players last night, 100-51, in the debut of many
players. I'll have a full report on that game later today. The
unfortunate news is that Monique Currie went down with an injury on the
game's first play and was taken to the hospital for an MRI of her knee.
Duke will release further news on that later today.