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    导出博客文章DURHAM, N.C. -- Duke wants to show it once again belongs among the elite teams
    in womens basketball. Beating No. 3 South Carolina is a good way to prove
    it.Rebecca Greenwell scored seven of her 29 points in the final 5 1/2 minutes,
    leading the Blue Devils past the Gamecocks 74-63 on Sunday.I think it shows we
    can play with anyone out there, Greenwell said. We knew that from the beginning
    of the season, but now its just showing it to others.Oderah Chidom added 15
    points to help the Blue Devils (9-1) earn their first victory over a top-three
    opponent since they knocked off No. 3 Ohio State in 2009.I wanted to make a
    statement, Chidom said, and South Carolinas a great team to do it against.Duke
    shot 50 percent and forced the Gamecocks (6-1) into a season-worst 19 turnovers,
    turning them into 28 points.Coach Dawn Staley said her team played undisciplined
    basketball.We wanted to stay really close to Greenwell, because we know what
    shes capable of, Staley said. And obviously, she made us pay.Aja Wilson scored
    18 points and Kaela Davis added 14 for South Carolina, which pulled to 66-60 on
    Bianca Cuevas-Moores 3-pointer with 1:41 left and immediately called timeout.But
    the Gamecocks came out of that break and put six players on the court, earning
    them a technical foul. Greenwell hit two free throws with 1:40 remaining, and
    after Duke forced a stop, Kyra Lambert added two foul shots to push the Blue
    Devils lead to 70-60 with 1:05 remaining.BIG PICTURESouth Carolina: The
    Gamecocks have plenty to work on after this -- starting with ball security. They
    lead the nation with averages of 21 free throws made and 30 of them attempted,
    but got to the line only 14 times in this one, making nine. Staley says all of
    her teams problems can be corrected by simply tightening things up at the
    defensive end. The only team to score more against her Gamecocks was Ohio State
    in a 92-80 loss in the opener on Nov. 14.I think if we can fix our defense,
    Staley said, the turnovers will help themselves.Duke: This was the kind of
    victory the Blue Devils needed as they try to climb back into the national
    rankings after some stumbles last season knocked them out of the polls. The Blue
    Devils had lost eight straight games against Top 25 opponents since they beat
    No. 12 Mississippi State two years ago in the NCAA Tournament.POLL
    IMPLICATIONSThis loss figures to send South Carolina dropping a few spots. As
    for Duke, it looked like the kind of victory that could earn the Blue Devils
    their first national ranking since midway through last season.KEY STATDuke
    outscored South Carolinas celebrated front line 42-32 in the paint. Said Duke
    coach Joanne P. McCallie: Thats a 10-point difference in our favor, and thats
    the game.WELCOME BACKSouth Carolinas Allisha Gray scored 11 points in her return
    to Cameron Indoor Stadium. Gray played for rival North Carolina for two seasons,
    scoring 24 points here in a win in 2014 and 20 in a loss the following year
    before transferring from the Tar Heels.UP NEXTSouth Carolina: The Gamecocks
    return home and have a week off before playing host to Minnesota on Dec.
    11.Duke: The Blue Devils on Thursday night play host to an Elon team in a
    matchup that pits mother against daughter: Elon guard Maddie McCallie is the
    daughter of Duke coach Joanne P. McCallie.
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