Duke WBB to host 2014 NCAA Tournament early rounds

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Peter Koutroumpis, Triangle Sports Network
Peter Koutroumpis, Triangle Sports Network

DURHAM, N.C. โ€“ The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) announced on Wednesday the host sites for the 2014 NCAA Women’s Division I Basketball Tournament early rounds with the Duke Blue Devils womenโ€™s basketball team selected as one of 16 hosts for the first and second rounds of play.

Duke will be involved as a host in the tournament for the second straight year and the fourth time over the last five years.

The Blue Devils are riding an 18-game winning streak in NCAA Tournament games played in Cameron Indoor Stadium, and own an all-time record of 20-2 in NCAA Tournament contests played at home while hosting games in Cameron 11 times out of 19 postseason appearances.

Other sites hosting in 2014 include Ames, Iowa (Iowa State); Baton Rouge, La. (LSU); Chapel Hill, N.C. (UNC); College Park, Md. (Maryland); College Station, Texas (Texas A&M); Iowa City, Iowa (Iowa); Knoxville, Tenn. (Tennessee); Lexington, Ky. (Kentucky); Los Angeles, Calif. (UCLA); Seattle, Wash. (Washington); Storrs, Conn. (UConn); Toledo, Ohio (Toledo); University Park, Penn. (Penn State); Waco, Texas (Baylor); and West Lafayette, Ind. (Purdue).

Winning teams will advance to the tournament regional sites in Lincoln, Neb. (Nebraska); Louisville, Ky. (Louisville); Notre Dame, Ind. (Notre Dame), and Stanford, Calif. (Stanford).

Duke is coming off posting a 33-3 overall and 17-1 league mark last season, as the Blue Devils advanced to the NCAA Elite Eight for the fourth straight year and won the ACC Championship.