(8) Duke 75

(9-2, 2-2 away)

Maine 34

(2-7, 2-3 home)

    7:00 PM ET, December 21, 2009

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    #8DUKE 37 3875
    MAINE 20 1434

    Top Performers

    Duke: B. Mitchell 16 Pts, 5 Reb, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

    Maine: B. Williams 7 Pts, 1 Reb, 2 Stl

    Blue Devils beat Black Bears in McCallie's return to Maine

    Associated Press

    ORONO, Maine -- Joanne P. McCallie's return to Maine was full of turnovers and pressure. Just the way she likes it.

    Karima Christmas and Bridgette Mitchell each scored 16 points and No. 8 Duke cruised past Maine 75-34 on Monday night, giving the coach a victory in her return to Alfond Arena.

    Duke's full-court trap forced a season-high 34 turnovers and held Maine (2-7) to 30 percent shooting. The Blue Devils (9-2) pulled away with a 24-4 run in the first half.

    "We're a pressure team, an up-tempo team," McCallie said. "We're going to use every aspect of our team to our advantage."

    Before the game, McCallie received a standing ovation from the crowd of more than 3,700 and was lauded for her time with the Black Bears, an eight-year stretch highlighted by six straight NCAA tournament appearances (1995-2000), four conference crowns and a 167-73 record.

    Maine coach Cindy Blodgett won two NCAA scoring titles while playing for McCallie in Orono.

    "I liked that our team came out ready, in attack mode," Blodgett said. "There were some things that we can certainly build on, and I liked the way we fought."

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    Team Stat Comparison

    Points 75 34
    FG Made-Attempted 31-59 (.525) 13-44 (.295)
    3P Made-Attempted 1-8 (.125) 2-8 (.250)
    FT Made-Attempted 12-19 (.632) 6-12 (.500)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 17 (0/0) 19 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 41 0

    Game Leaders

    PointsB. Mitchell 16B. Williams 7
    ReboundsK. Thomas 8S. Wheeler 6
    AssistsJ. Thomas 8A. Tewksbury 3
    StealsJ. Thomas 8K. Baker 2
    BlocksK. Thomas 4S. Wheeler 1

    2009-10 Season

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