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Beats' picks: Can Duke women's basketball outlast North Carolina in season's first rivalry showdown?

(02/11/24 6:08am)

Duke welcomes hometown rival North Carolina to Cameron Indoor Stadium Sunday afternoon for their first showdown of the season. Before the 2 p.m. tipoff, The Chronicle’s beat writers are here to offer their predictions about how the Blue Devils will fare:

'Energy wasn't great': In loss at Miami, Duke women's basketball reckons with consequences of wasteful possessions

(01/29/24 5:23pm)

CORAL GABLES, Fla.—Trapped in the eye of the Hurricane, Duke had the chance to pull out an unlikely road victory Sunday afternoon. Instead, it drowned itself in its own turnovers, poor shot selection and lack of defensive aggression. 

Beats' picks: Can Duke women's basketball pull off the upset against No. 1 South Carolina at home?

(12/03/23 7:38am)

Coming off a road victory against Georgia Thursday night, Duke returns to Cameron Indoor Stadium Sunday afternoon to take on what might be its most formidable opponent yet: No. 1 South Carolina. The Chronicle’s womens’ basketball beat writers are here with their predictions for the marquee matchup:

Duke women's basketball escapes Columbia with contested road win behind Mair, Brown heroics

(11/15/23 2:27am)

NEW YORK—Duke head coach Kara Lawson prides herself on a slow-moving, defensive-centric gameplan. A trip into the Lions’ den sparked the opposite: a fast-paced, end-to-end battle. In the end, the Blue Devils barely escaped with a 66-62 victory thanks to a clutch two-point jumper from sophomore guard Ashlon Jackson with 17.1 seconds left.

Duke wrestling struggles on West Coast trip, drops contests to Cal Poly, Rutgers, Stanford

(11/06/23 10:20pm)

Duke won just two out of its 30 matches in its West Coast trip last weekend, falling in duels to No. 15 Rutgers 47-0 and Cal Poly 38-6 Friday, and Stanford 41-0 Saturday. Over the course of 48 hours, the Blue Devils fell victim to 13 technical falls, when a match is stopped due to lopsided score, and four pins. 

'The place for me': Graduate transfer Camilla Emsbo brings leadership, experience to Duke women's basketball

(11/04/23 3:59am)

Camilla Emsbo sits down in a Duke-branded chair. It’s Oct. 19, 2023, Duke’s preseason media day —  almost exactly a year to the day when the Ivy League women’s basketball world was rocked with news of the former five-star recruit’s ACL injury. Five-hundred-and-sixty-eight miles south of Yale in her new home, hair pulled back into a long blonde ponytail, clad in a Duke-blue sweatshirt, Emsbo smiles.