Six minutes into the game, junior Abby Waner set up behind the arc and let her shot fly. It looked true, but it hit the rim, rolled around twice, and spun out into the hands of North Carolina's...
Facing a 45-37 deficit early in the second half against Virginia, No. 12 Duke saw a win, a third-place conference finish and a 78-game home winning streak against unranked opponents slipping away.
Duke will spend part of its weekend looking back on the careers of seniors Wanisha Smith and Emily Waner.
When they last faced Maryland Jan. 14 in College Park, the Blue Devils were dominated on the glass and from the free-throw line and failed to come away with a win.
"I'm really sick of Toliver's threes," junior Abby Waner said, calling to mind Toliver's 3-pointer that forced overtime in an eventual Maryland win over Duke in the 2006 National Championship.
Senior Emily Waner has taken a leave of absence from the Blue Devils. The guard missed Duke's 71-36 win over Wake Forest Sunday to return home for the weekend.