Duke women’s basketball not in NCAA Tournament for 1st time in 21 years

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DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) — The Duke women’s basketball program won’t be involved in the NCAA Tournament for the first time in 21 years, the school announced on Monday night.

Duke’s streak of advancing to the NCAA Tournament came to an end Monday as the Blue Devils did not receive an at-large invitation to the field of 64, when the bracket was released on ESPN.

The Blue Devils’ 2015-16 season will come to a close as Duke will not participate in the WNIT “due to a limited roster,” according to the news release from the school.

The Blue Devils had a 20-12 overall record, but had with many injuries during the season.  Duke advanced to the quarterfinals of the ACC Tournament before falling to top-seeded Notre Dame.

On the season, Duke was led by sophomore Azurá Stevens along with redshirt sophomore Rebecca Greenwell, who both were selected All-ACC by the Blue Ribbon Panel and the league head coaches.

“The Blue Devils were without their dynamic duo together for the last nine contests as Stevens missed seven straight regular season games and then Greenwell missed the two ACC Tournament contests,” the school said in the press release.

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