Duke Blue Devils women's basketball

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Duke Blue Devils
Basketball current event.svg 2019–20 Duke Blue Devils women's basketball team
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UniversityDuke University
All-time record.691
Head coach Joanne P. McCallie (13th season)
Conference Atlantic Coast Conference
Location Durham, North Carolina
Arena Cameron Indoor Stadium
(Capacity: 9,314)
NicknameBlue Devils
Student section Cameron Crazies
ColorsDuke Blue and White [1]
         
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Alternate
NCAA Tournament Runner-up
1999, 2006
NCAA Tournament Final Four
1999, 2002, 2003, 2006
NCAA Tournament Elite Eight
1998, 1999, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen
1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2018
NCAA Tournament Appearances
1987, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018
Conference Tournament Champions
2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2010, 2011, 2013
Conference Regular Season Champions
1998, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

The Duke Blue Devils women's basketball team is the college basketball program representing Duke University in the Atlantic Coast Conference of NCAA Division I.

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Team history

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Tip off of a Duke women's game

In 1974, Duke hired Emma Jean Howard to teach physical education, and to serve as the head coach of the women's basketball and volleyball teams. Initially, women's basketball was played as a club sport. In the first season, 1974–75, the team played locally, finishing second in the state with a 6–7 record. The women's athletic department merged with the men's athletics in 1975, and the second year is considered as the first official season of the program as a varsity sport. Howard remained as the head coach for the next two years. In 1977, Howard remained as the volleyball coach, while Duke moved up to Division I and hired Debbie Leonard to be the head coach of the women's basketball program. [2]

Duke in the WNBA

Many Duke Women's Basketball players have continued their basketball careers professionally through the WNBA and overseas. As of 2016, 10 former Blue Devils were represented on WNBA Teams. Among those Duke alums include, Mistie Bass (Duke ‘06, Phoenix Mercury), Alana Beard (Duke ‘04, Los Angeles Sparks), Karima Christmas (Duke ‘11, Dallas Wings), Monique Currie (Duke ‘06, San Antonio Stars), Chelsea Gray (Duke '14, LA Sparks), Lindsey Harding (Duke ‘07, Phoenix Mercury), Haley Peters (Duke ‘14, San Antonio Stars), Jasmine Thomas (Duke ‘11, Connecticut Sun), Krystal Thomas (Duke ‘11, Seattle Storm), and Elizabeth Williams (Duke '15, Atlanta Dream). [3]

The Minnesota Lynx were crowned WNBA champs in 2015 with Liston on the roster. [4] In 2016, the LA Sparks won the WNBA championship with Alana Beard and Chelsea Gray on the roster. [5]

Duke Women's Basketball Overseas

Duke Women's Basketball has 14 former players playing professionally overseas in the 2016–2017 season. The former Blue Devils playing overseas include, Alana Beard (Duke ‘04, Avenida, Spain), Chante Black (Duke '09, Ramat Hasharon, Israel), Karima Christmas (Duke ‘11, Winnus, South Korea), Monique Currie (Duke ‘06, Woori Bank, South Korea), Chelsea Gray (Duke '14, Abdullah Gul, Turkey), Lindsey Harding (Duke ‘07, Besiktas, Turkey), Haley Peters (Duke ‘14, Girona, Spain), Angela Salvadores (Duke '16, Avenida, Spain), Kathleen Scheer (Duke '12, Hobart Chargers, Australia), Shay Selby (Duke '12, Bodrum, Turkey), Jasmine Thomas (Duke ‘11, Ramat Hasharon), Allison Vernerey (Duke '13, A.S.V. Basket, France), Chloe Wells (Duke ‘14, Araski, Spain), and Elizabeth Williams (Duke '15, Nadezhda Orenburg, Russia). [3]

Year by year

Source: [6] [7] [8]

SeasonTeamOverallConferenceStandingPostseasonCoaches' pollAP poll
Emma Jean Howard(Independent)(1975–1978)
1975–76Emma Jean Howard0–14
1976–77Emma Jean Howard2–12NCAIAW Tournament
Emma Jean Howard:2–26
Debbie Leonard (ACC)(1977–1992)
1977–78 Debbie Leonard 1–190–87thNCAIAW Tournament
1978–79 Debbie Leonard 11–113–65thNCAIAW Tournament
1979–80 Debbie Leonard 14–135–5T-4thNCAIAW Tournament
1980–81 Debbie Leonard 11–143–66thNCAIAW Tournament
1981–82 Debbie Leonard 14–153–86thAIAW Region II Tournament
1982–83 Debbie Leonard 15–106–74th
1983–84 Debbie Leonard 13–145–96th
1984–85 Debbie Leonard 19–87–75th
1985–86 Debbie Leonard 21–99–53rdNWIT Fourth Place
1986–87 Debbie Leonard 19–107–74thNCAA Second Round (Play-In)
1987–88 Debbie Leonard 17–115–95th
1988–89 Debbie Leonard 12–162–127th
1989–90 Debbie Leonard 15–134–10T-6th
1990–91 Debbie Leonard 16–126–85th
1991–92 Debbie Leonard 14–154–128th
Debbie Leonard:212–19069–119
Gail Goestenkors (ACC)(1992–2007)
1992–93Gail Goestenkors12–153–139th
1993–94Gail Goestenkors16–117–95th
1994–95Gail Goestenkors22–910–64thNCAA Second Round1720
1995–96Gail Goestenkors26–712–42ndNCAA Second Round1913
1996–97Gail Goestenkors19–119–7T-3rdNCAA Second Round
1997–98Gail Goestenkors24–813–31stNCAA Elite Eight78
1998–99Gail Goestenkors29–715–11stNCAA Runner-up1010
1999–2000Gail Goestenkors28–612–42nd#NCAA Sweet Sixteen1110
2000–01Gail Goestenkors30–413–31st#NCAA Sweet Sixteen85
2001–02Gail Goestenkors31–416–01st#NCAA Final Four43
2002–03Gail Goestenkors35–216–01st#NCAA Final Four42
2003–04Gail Goestenkors30–415–11st#NCAA Elite Eight51
2004–05Gail Goestenkors31–512–2T-1stNCAA Elite Eight87
2005–06Gail Goestenkors31–412–2T-2ndNCAA Runner-up24
2006–07Gail Goestenkors32–214–01stNCAA Sweet Sixteen61
Gail Goestenkors:396–99179–55
Joanne P. McCallie (ACC)(2007–present)
2007–08Joanne P. McCallie25–1010–4T-3rdNCAA Sweet Sixteen99
2008–09Joanne P. McCallie27–611–33rdNCAA Second Round146
2009–10Joanne P. McCallie30–612–2T-1st#NCAA Elite Eight66
2010–11Joanne P. McCallie32–412–2T-1st#NCAA Elite Eight76
2011–12Joanne P. McCallie27–615–11stNCAA Elite Eight66
2012–13Joanne P. McCallie33–317–11st#NCAA Elite Eight55
2013–14Joanne P. McCallie28–712–4T-2ndNCAA Second Round910
2014–15Joanne P. McCallie23–1111–5T-4thNCAA Sweet Sixteen1612
2015–16Joanne P. McCallie20–128–8T-7th------
2016–17Joanne P. McCallie28–613–3T-2ndNCAA Second Round99
2017–18Joanne P. McCallie24–911–5T-4thNCAA Sweet Sixteen2012
2018–19Joanne P. McCallie15–156–10T-10th
Joanne P. McCallie:309–95138–48
Total:922–410

      National champion        Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion        Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion      Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

NCAA Tournament results

YearSeedRoundOpponentResult
1987 #7First Round
Second Round
#10 Manhattan
#2 Rutgers
W 70-55
L 78-64
1995 #5First Round
Second Round
#12 Oklahoma State
#4 Alabama
W 76-64
L 121-120 (4OT)
1996 #4First Round
Second Round
#13 James Madison
#12 San Francisco
W 85-53
L 64-60
1997 #5First Round
Second Round
#12 DePaul
#4 Illinois
W 70-56
L 67-65
1998 #2First Round
Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
#15 Middle Tennessee State
#10 Louisville
#3 Florida
#9 Arkansas
W 92-67
W 69-53
W 71-58
L 77-72
1999 #3First Round
Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
Final Four
Championship
#14 Holy Cross
#11 St. Joseph's
#2 Old Dominion
#1 Tennessee
#3 Georgia
#1 Purdue
W 79-51
W 66-60
W 76-63
W 69-63
W 81-69
L 62-45
2000 #2First Round
Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
#15 Campbell
#10 Western Kentucky
#3 LSU
W 71-42
W 90-70
L 79-66
2001 #1First Round
Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
#16 Milwaukee
#9 Arkansas
#5 SW Missouri State
W 95-63
W 75-54
L 81-71
2002 #1First Round
Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
Final Four
#16 Norfolk State
#8 TCU
#4 Texas
#3 USC
#1 Oklahoma
W 95-48
W 76-66
W 62-46
W 77-68
L 86-71
2003 #1First Round
Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
Final Four
#16 Georgia State
#8 Utah
#5 Georgia
#2 Texas Tech
#1 Tennessee
W 66-48
W 65-54
W 66-63
W 80-79
L 56-66
2004 #1First Round
Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
#16 Northwestern State
#9 Marquette
#5 Louisiana Tech
#7 Minnesota
W 103-51
W 76-67
W 63-49
L 82-75
2005 #2First Round
Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
#15 Canisius
#7 Boston College
#6 Georgia
#1 LSU
W 80-48
W 70-65
W 63-57
L 59-49
2006 #1First Round
Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
Final Four
Championship
#16 Southern
#8 USC
#4 Michigan State
#2 Connecticut
#1 LSU
#1 Maryland
W 96-27
W 85-51
W 86-61
W 63-61 (OT)
W 64-45
L 78-75 (OT)
2007 #1First Round
Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
#16 Holy Cross
#8 Temple
#4 Rutgers
W 81-44
W 62-52
L 53-52
2008 #3First Round
Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
#14 Murray State
#6 Arizona State
#3 Texas A&M
W 78-57
W 67-59
L 77-63
2009 #1First Round
Second Round
#16 Austin Peay
#9 Michigan State
W 83-42
L 63-49
2010 #2First Round
Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
#15 Hampton
#7 LSU
#11 San Diego State
#4 Baylor
W 72-37
W 60-52
W 66-58
L 51-48
2011 #2First Round
Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
#15 Tennessee-Martin
#10 Marist
#3 DePaul
#1 Connecticut
W 90-45
W 71-66
W 70-63
L 75-40
2012 #2First Round
Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
#15 Samford
#7 Vanderbilt
#3 St. John's
#1 Stanford
W 82-47
W 96-80
W 74-47
L 81-69
2013 #2First Round
Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
#15 Hampton
#7 Oklahoma State
#6 Nebraska
#1 Notre Dame
W 67-51
W 68-59
W 53-45
L 87-76
2014 #2First Round
Second Round
#15 Winthrop
#7 DePaul
W 87-45
L 74-65
2015 #4First Round
Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
#13 Albany
#5 Mississippi State
#1 Maryland
W 54-52
W 64-56
L 65-55
2017 #2First Round
Second Round
#15 Hampton
#10 Oregon
W 94-31
L 74-65
2018 #5First Round
Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
#12 Belmont
#4 Georgia
#1 Connecticut
W 72-58
W 66-40
L 72-59

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