Kara Lawson and her Blue Devils went up to Philly to play the Penn Quakers in the Palestra, a grand home for college basketball built by the same firm that began construction on Cameron about a decade later.
Penn zoned Duke with some success but not enough as the Blue Devils pulled away early and stayed in command, winning 77-55. Shayeann Day-Wilson continues to impress as she hit 5-8 and 4-6 over the zone.
Celeste Taylor had a solid all-around game with eight points, nine boards, two assists and two steals. Toss in a block and that’s going to impress.
This could have been a trap game: Duke upset #9 Iowa in its last game and coming up next?
The dynamic program that Dawn Staley has put together at South Carolina. Her program has become a historic powerhouse now on par with UConn, Tennessee, Notre Dame and Baylor.
It’s a huge challenge for Duke but also an immense opportunity. And it’s in Cameron, so we hope it’s packed and primed for a major statement game.
- Duke women’s basketball escapes Penn’s zone defense to keep perfect record
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