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Duke falls on the road to Syracuse

But Lexie Brown is approaching a major career milestone.

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NCAA Womens Basketball: ACC Conference Tournament-Duke vs Notre Dame
Mar 5, 2017; Conway , SC, USA; Duke Blue Devils guard Lexie Brown (4) shoots a three point shot in the first half against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish during the women’s ACC Conference Tournament at HTC Center. 
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Duke missed a chance to pick up a road win Thursday, falling to Syracuse 68-65.

Lexie Brown had 20 points and is about one game, two max, from reading 2,000 career points. We’re not sure if that’s strictly at Duke or if that includes her Maryland statistics. It’s impressive for a four-year career (not counting her transfer year of course). It’s hugely impressive if it’s just at Duke.

Rebecca Greenwell had 13 points and nine rebounds. Leaonna Odom added 16.

With the loss, Duke falls to 20-7 overall and 9-5 in the ACC. Here’s more from

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