The loss of point guards Alexis Jones (left) and Chelsea Gray (right) has not swayed the Blue Devils' confidence heading into this year's NCAA tournament.

Duke women's basketball fueled by belief, adversity and perseverance

Facing the odds heading into the NCAA tournament, the Blue Devils have been made stronger by the adversity they've faced this season.

Senior Tricia Liston has been to three Elite Eights in her first three seasons at Duke, but has yet to take her team to a Final Four.

Seniors' last stand

After three straight Elite Eight appearances, Duke's senior class has one final chance to reach the promised land.

2014 NCAA tournament preview: Michigan

A closer look at the Michigan Wolverines' prospects in the 2014 NCAA tournament

2014 NCAA tournament preview: NC State

A closer look at the N.C. State Wolfpack and their prospects for the 2014 NCAA tournament

2014 NCAA tournament preview: Pittsburgh

A closer look at the Pittsburgh Panthers' prospects in the 2014 NCAA tournament

2014 NCAA tournament preview: St. Louis

A closer look at the St. Louis Billikens and their prospects for the 2014 NCAA tournament

2014 NCAA tournament preview: Texas

A closer look at the Texas Longhorns' prospects in the 2014 NCAA tournament

2014 NCAA tournament preview: Wichita State

A closer look at the Wichita State Shockers' prospects in the 2014 NCAA tournament

2014 NCAA tournament preview: VCU

A closer look at VCU and their prospects for the 2014 NCAA tournament

2014 NCAA tournament preview: Louisville

A closer look at the Louisville Cardinals' prospects in the 2014 NCAA tournament.

2014 NCAA tournament preview: Kentucky

A closer look at the Kentucky Wildcats' prospects in the 2014 NCAA tournament.

2014 NCAA tournament preview: Wofford

A closer look at the Wofford Terriers' prospects in the 2014 NCAA tournament

2014 NCAA tournament preview: Duke

A closer look at the Duke Blue Devils' prospects in the 2014 NCAA tournament.

Shane Battier, a member of Duke’s 2001 National Championship team and current NBA player, is using his celebrity to encourage people to sign up for the Affordable Care Act.

Duke basketball's Shane Battier stumps for Obamacare

Former Blue Devil Shane Battier is helping White House officials push Americans to sign up for the Affordable Care Act by drawing attention to the economic costs of sports-related injuries

2014 NCAA tournament preview: Florida

A closer look at the Florida Gators' prospects in the 2014 NCAA tournament.

2014 NCAA tournament preview: UCLA

A closer look at the UCLA Bruins and their prospects for the 2014 NCAA tournament

2014 NCAA tournament preview: Memphis

A closer look at the Memphis Tigers' prospects in the 2014 NCAA tournament

2014 NCAA tournament preview: Colorado

A closer look at the Colorado Buffaloes' prospects in the 2014 NCAA tournament.

2014 NCAA tournament preview: Arizona State

A closer look at the Arizona State Sun Devils' prospects in the 2014 NCAA tournament.

2014 NCAA tournament preview: Ohio State

A closer look at the Ohio State Buckeyes and their prospects for the 2014 NCAA tournament

2014 NCAA tournament preview: Villanova

A closer look at the Villanova Wildcats' prospects in the 2014 NCAA tournament

2014 NCAA tournament preview: Milwaukee

A closer look at the Milwaukee Panthers' prospects for the 2014 NCAA tournament.

2014 NCAA tournament preview: Dayton

A closer look at the Dayton Flyers and their prospects for the 2014 NCAA tournament

2014 NCAA tournament preview: Western Michigan

A closer look at the Western Michigan Broncos and their prospects for the 2014 NCAA tournament

2014 NCAA tournament preview: Mercer

A closer look at the Mercer Bears' prospects in the 2014 NCAA tournament.