Sun Devils Fall Short of Sweet 16

March 25, 2008

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) -- With only minimal help from her teammates, Chante Black ensured Duke another trip to the round of 16 in the NCAA tournament.

Black scored a career-high 26 points and had 13 rebounds, and the third-seeded Blue Devils never trailed in a 67-59 victory over Arizona State on Tuesday night.

Black, a 6-foot-5 junior, was 9-for-20 from the field and 8-for-10 at the line. She also had three blocks, two assists and two steals. Jasmine Thomas, with 11 points, was the only other Duke player to reach double figures.

The Blue Devils (25-9) will next face No. 2 seed Texas A&M on Sunday in the semifinal round of the Oklahoma City Regional. The Blue Devils have now won at least two games in 11 consecutive NCAA tournaments.

Briann January scored 17 points and Lauren Lacey 13 for Arizona State (22-11), which went 0-10 against ranked opponents this season. The Sun Devils were seeking to reach the round of 16 for the third time in four years.

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