Duke was picked to win the ACC preseason women's basketball poll by both media and coaches. The Blue Devils, who return all five starters, were 33-3 last season and have advanced to the NCAA Elite Eight the last four years.
Clare Droesch is fighting Stage IV cancer with the same positive attitude and determination she had as a standout guard/forward at Boston College.
For the fourth time in his career, coach Jim Foster has had a No. 1 seeded team fall short of an NCAA title. At least Tennessee had nothing to do with it this time.
There's plenty of talent in Chattanooga, which you might think of as the "big-girl" quarter of the draw.