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Pittsburgh 43

(4-4, 0-2 away)

(7) Duke 92

(6-1, 3-0 home)

    2:00 PM ET, December 4, 2011

    1 2 T
    PITT 22 2143
    #7DUKE 49 4392

    Top Performers

    Pittsburgh: B. Kiesel 12 Pts, 4 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl

    Duke: T. Liston 19 Pts, 4 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Stl

    Chelsea Gray's triple-double leads Duke in blowout of Pitt

    Associated Press

    DURHAM, N.C. -- Chelsea Gray did it all for Duke (No. 6 ESPN/USA Today, No. 7 AP). She scored, she passed, she rebounded -- and she gave Pittsburgh a rough early introduction to the ACC.

    Gray had the fourth triple-double in school history with 14 points, a school-record 13 assists and 11 rebounds in the Blue Devils' 92-43 rout of Pitt on Sunday.

    "I'm not surprised at all -- she has a variety of skill sets," Duke coach Joanne P. McCallie said of Gray. "The fourth-ever triple double, I think that's just amazing when you think about Duke women's basketball.

    "The way I look at it is, (with) Chelsea's ability, she can kind of do lots of things," McCallie added. "It's very exciting."

    Tricia Liston scored 19 points and Chloe Wells added 14 for the Blue Devils (6-1). They never trailed, placed seven players in double figures, shot 50 percent and used a pair of early runs to effectively end this one at halftime and win their 28th straight game at Cameron Indoor Stadium.

    In polishing off the first triple-double at Duke since Jasmine Thomas two years ago against Marquette, Gray finished four steals shy of a quadruple-double.

    "That didn't work out as planned, I guess," Gray said with a smile. "You can always strive for more."

    This game could have been a trap for Duke, which was coming off a victory over No. 13 Purdue in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge and plays at Kentucky (No. 10, No. 12) on Thursday. Instead, the Blue Devils were dominant from start to finish of an intersectional matchup that someday will be a conference game.

    The ACC two months ago added Pittsburgh and Syracuse from the Big East, but it remains unclear when the Panthers and Orange will join the league. This marked the first game for either of those schools against a current ACC member since the announcement.

    For Pitt, it marked the end of a rough trip to North Carolina. The Panthers were beaten at High Point two days earlier, and found no relief at Cameron Indoor Stadium.

    Duke opened the game with a 17-3 run and went up by double figures to stay just 2½ minutes in. The Blue Devils pushed the margin into the 20s with a 10-1 spurt, then went up 49-22 at halftime on Liston's fourth 3-pointer of the half with 7 seconds left.

    "They got us right out of the box," Pitt coach Agnes Berenato said. "Right from the get-go. They jumped on us, and before you knew it, it was 24-8 in a flash."

    By then, the only drama was whether Gray would join Thomas, Monique Currie and current Miami coach Katie Meier on the list of Duke players with triple-doubles.

    "I came out with like 8 minutes to go and (McCallie) put me back in, and then (assistant coach Candice Jackson) told me, 'Get two rebounds and something,' " Gray said. "I was like, 'OK, eight rebounds. That's why.' I was just going after it."

    Gray also broke the record of 12 assists shared by Thomas, Currie, Meier and Leigh Morgan.

    Brianna Kiesel had 12 points to lead the young Panthers (4-4), who don't have any juniors or seniors. They were held without a field goal during the final 8 minutes of the first half and shot 24 percent -- the lowest percentage allowed by Duke this season.

    Richa Jackson and Elizabeth Williams had 12 points apiece for Duke while Haley Peters and Kathleen Scheer scored 10.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    PITT
    DUKE
    Points 43 92
    FG Made-Attempted 14-59 (.237) 36-72 (.500)
    3P Made-Attempted 5-12 (.417) 10-16 (.625)
    FT Made-Attempted 10-16 (.625) 10-18 (.556)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 18 (0/0) 16 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 50

    Game Leaders

     
    PITT
    DUKE
    PointsB. Kiesel 12T. Liston 19
    ReboundsC. McManus 12C. Gray 11
    AssistsA. Anderson 3C. Gray 13
    StealsC. McManus 2C. Gray 6
    BlocksK. Dunn 2E. Williams 5

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