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.
Quinyotta Pettaway had 16 points and 12 rebounds and Clemson beat North Carolina 52-47 Thursday night, denying Tar Heels coach Sylvia Hatchell her 600th win at the school.
Italee Lucas scored 15 points as North Carolina overcame a sloppy effort to win its 16th straight against Clemson, 60-47.
Rashanda McCants scored 17 points and No. 2 North Carolina rallied for an 83-74 victory over Clemson on Thursday night to improve to 15-0.
Cetera DeGraffenreid helped give coach Sylvia Hatchell her 500th victory at North Carolina, scoring 20 points to lead the No. 3 Tar Heels to an easy 79-47 win over Clemson on Thursday night.
Ivory Latta scored 23 points and No. 2 North Carolina stayed undefeated with its 10th straight victory over Clemson, 100-65 on Thursday night.
The ninth-ranked Tar Heels gave their coach her 400th victory at the school, getting a career-high 24 points from Erlana Larkins and forcing 35 turnovers to beat Clemson 99-55 Friday night.