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.
Natalie Achonwa had 22 points and 12 rebounds, Skylar Diggins added 21 points and seven assists and second-ranked Notre Dame routed No. 10 Louisville 93-64 Monday night, the 18th straight victory for the Fighting Irish.
Skylar Diggins scored 20 points and Ashley Barlow added 18 to lead Notre Dame (No. 5 ESPN/USA Today, No. 4 AP) to a 78-60 victory over Louisville on Tuesday, giving Fighting Irish coach Muffet McGraw her 600th career victory.