No.7 UNC and No. 8 Duke will both play their final women’s basketball games of 2009 today at 2 p.m.

At least for the Blue Devils, it might be a pretty good challenge.

Sylvia Hatchell’s Tar Heels (10-1) will host Atlantic Sun Conference member East Tennessee State (4-5) in the season’s second game at renovated Carmichael Auditorium, while Joanne P. McCallie’s Blue Devils (10-2) will visit unranked Temple (10-2).

UNC will also be at home against downwardly mobile Winston-Salem State on Saturday while Duke hosts Providence on Sunday in the teams’ final games before ACC conference play.

Thursday’s games

No. 7 UNC vs. East Tennessee State

[Thursday, 2 p.m., Carmichael Auditorium]

UNC leads series 10-0.

Records: ETSU 4-5, UNC 10-1.

Audio: WCHL-AM 1360;;

Coaches’ records – ETSU: Karen Kemp 214-215; UNC: Sylvia Hatchell: 827-283, 551-203 at UNC.

Leading scorers – ETSU: TaRondsa Wiles 20.9; UNC: Italee Lucas 16.7.

Leading rebounders – ETSU: Siarre Evans 11.4; UNC: Laura Broomfield 7.2.

Assist leaders – ETSU: Tara Davis 3.4; UNC: Cetera DeGraffenreid 6.0.

No. 8 Duke at Temple

[Thursday, 2 p.m., McGonigle Hall, Philadelphia]

Duke leads series 4-0.

Records: Duke 10-2, Temple 10-2.

Audio: WDNC-AM 620,,


Coaches’ records – Duke: Joanne P. McCallie 378-166, 62-18 at Duke; Temple: Tonya Cardoza 31-12.

Leading scorers – Duke: Jasmine Thomas 16.0; Temple: Shaqwedia Wallace 13.5.

Leading rebounders – Duke: Krystal Thomas 7.5; Temple: Kristen McCarthy 5.8.

Assist leaders – Duke: Jasmine Thomas 5.3; Temple: LaKeisha Eaddy 3.8.