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Mon April 1, 2013
Duke Women Advance To Elite 8, Men Out
The Duke women's basketball team has made it to the Elite Eight of the NCAA tournament. The Blue Devils defeated Nebraska last night, 53-45, despite shooting just 33 percent from the field. Coach Joanne McCallie says her team offset that by holding Nebraska to just 30 percent.
“We play very good defense and we did today,” said McCallie. “I think that was the difference for our team. Some of the stops we made, I thought, were very critical. To hold a Nebraska team to 45 points, that's a very good thing for us to do.”
Duke is set to meet top-seeded Notre Dame in the regional final tomorrow night.
Meanwhile, the Duke men's season ended last night when they lost to Louisville, 85-63. The Cardinals went on a scoring run that put away the game in the second half despite a horrifying broken leg injury to guard Kevin Ware.
Coach Mike Krzyzewski praised seniors Mason Plumlee, Ryan Kelly and Seth Curry after the game. “Winning 124 games over their four years and representing us so well. It's been a joy every day to be with them,” he said. “For all except one team, it's a tough ending.”
Duke ends its season with a record of 30-6.