Two more college basketball games have been postponed after a storm dumped more than a foot of snow in parts of the Mid-Atlantic region and is marching Northeast, threatening more power outages, traffic headaches and widespread closures for millions.
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.
Abby Waner scored 16 points to help Duke (No. 10 ESPN/USA Today, No. 8 AP) beat Virginia (No. 20 ESPN/USA Today, No. 24 AP) 76-53 in the quarterfinals of the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament on Friday night.
North Carolina was the preseason pick to claim its fifth straight league title, receiving 15 of 42 first-place votes by the ACC's panel of reporters and school representatives in voting results released during the league's media day.
Lindsey Harding scored 21 points and No. 1 Duke kept rolling toward a showdown with No. 2 North Carolina next week by withstanding a challenge from Virginia in the second half of a 76-61 victory Friday night.