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Monday, March 19, 2012
We're off to a great start!

By Chelsea Gray

Chelsea Gray

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- One down! Great game Sunday night for the Blue Devils against Samford. The environment was nothing like I have ever seen before. First off, the Memorial Gymnasium is simply unique with the benches on the baseline. Nonetheless, we adapted quite quickly and took care of business. At one point during the game, the thermometer read 90 degrees. Hot was an understatement. There isn't any air conditioning in the gym.

The game went exceptionally well. I felt the energy and willingness to win from everybody on the team. We really saw that those practices before the tournament helped us, with both our mind-set and our sharpness. I am very happy about Sunday night's game, but it's time to move on to the next -- next film, next practice.

We are all excited to get back on the court Tuesday against Vanderbilt. Today, we have film, press conferences and practice, and then we will relax. Check out Duke women's basketball Tuesday at 9:30 p.m.!