No. 17 Duke looks for consistency during up-and-down year

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Coach Joanne P. McCallie doesn’t always know what she’s going to get from No. 17 Duke.

Her Blue Devils (15-6, 6-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) have been good enough to knock off No. 10 Kentucky and take top-ranked South Carolina to the final seconds.

They’ve also been bad enough to lose to struggling Boston College.

So, which Duke team will show up Monday night to face No. 8 Louisville is questionable at best.

McCallie says “we’re just one of those X-factor teams” because “you just don’t know with Duke this year, and I think that’s an OK place to be.”

That’s a change for a program that reached four straight regional finals from 2010-13 and had a four-year run in the top 10 end earlier this season.

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