Who says Duke is down and out? The Blue Devils beat longtime rival North Carolina in a thriller Saturday to advance to the ACC tournament final, where they'll meet unbeaten Notre Dame, the new standard in the ACC this season.
Duke's Erin Mathias and UNC's Jamie Cherry were so eager to join the basketball craze in North Carolina's Triangle that they committed as high school freshmen. With NC State luring top recruits as well, the area is seeing an influx of talent.
After injury forced her to miss the final 11 games last season, Duke senior Chelsea Gray is back on the court, has the ball in her hands, and is eager to put an end to all the questions about her knee.