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.
Aisha Mohammed had 16 points and 16 rebounds to help Virginia (No. 20 ESPN/USA Today, No. 24 AP) beat Virginia Tech 66-57 on Thursday night in the first round of the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament.