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Ashlon Jackson drives to the rim under pressure during Duke's loss to Davidson.

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

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 head coach Kara Lawson served as an assistant on Team USA head coach Cheryl Reeve's gold medal-winning 2022 FIBA Women's World Cup team.

Lawson's Team USA connections create special moment for Duke women's basketball community, sport at large

Team USA defeated the Blue Devils 87-58, and the majority of the second half was not particularly close. But that didn’t matter. The enormous community support represents not only the increase in enthusiasm about women’s basketball, but it demonstrates the important program building that head coach Kara Lawson is creating in Durham.