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.
Notre Dame guard Skylar Diggins, Connecticut forward Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis and South Florida guard Andrea Smith are the unanimous selections to the All-Big East team.
Freshman Brittney Sykes scored 16 points and No. 24 Syracuse beat 13th-ranked Louisville 68-57 on Monday night.
Twins Andrea and Andrell Smith are making sure South Florida's season lasts as long as possible.
Becky Burke made eight of Louisville's school-record 18 3s and scored a career-high 28 points as the Cardinals (No. 17 ESPN/USA Today, No. 20 AP) beat Syracuse 89-62 Saturday.
Syracuse coach Quentin Hillsman is OK after collapsing on the sideline late in the second half of a game at Louisville.
Angel McCoughtry had 18 points and a career-high 20 rebounds to lead Louisville to a 78-57 victory over Syracuse on Tuesday night.
Angel McCoughtry scored 20 points and Brandi Radde added 15 for No. 23 Louisville in a 68-56 win over Syracuse on Saturday.
Chauntise Wright had career highs of 25 points and 12 rebounds to lead Louisville to a 98-50 victory over Syracuse on Saturday night.
The V Foundation, honoring the late basketball coach Jim Valvano, will direct all donations in full toward cancer research.