Today is going to be a very big day for ACC women’s basketball.

All three of the conference’s teams in the Triangle have home games with serious non-conference opposition today. This time, N.C. Central is part of the mix as well.

The Eagles (0-6) will start the action when they visit Virginia Tech (4-3) – led by Northern Durham alumna Utahya Drye – for a 1 p.m. contest at Cassell Coliseum. That one is part of a doubleheader, as the Hokies’ men’s team will host Georgia at 3:30.

There are two more games at 2 p.m., with No. 11 Duke (6-1) hosting Southern California (4-3) at Cameron Indoor Stadium and N.C. State (5-3) entertaining Texas Christian (5-2) at Reynolds Coliseum.

The final game of the afternoon is at 4:30, when No. 4 UNC (5-1) hosts St. John’s (7-0) at the Smith Center.

Tickets will be available at the gate for all the games.

Sunday’s games

N.C. Central at Virginia Tech

[Sunday, 1 p.m., Cassell Coliseum, Blacksburg]

Va. Tech leads series 1-0

Records: NCCU 0-6, Va. Tech 4-3.


Coaches’ records – NCCU: Joli Robinson 197-178; VT: Beth Dunkenberger 153-123, 88-73 at VT.

Leading scorers – NCCU: Joanna Miller 17.3; VT: Lindsay Biggs 11.9.

Leading rebounders – NCCU: Latoya Bennett 6.3; VT: Utahya Drye 6.4.

Assist leaders – NCCU: Joanna Miller 3.0; VT: Nikki Davis 3.7.

No. 11 Duke vs. Southern California

[Sunday, 2 p.m., Cameron Indoor Stadium]

Duke leads series 3-0.

Records: USC 4-3, Duke 6-1.

Audio: WDNC-AM 620,,


Coaches’ records – USC: Michael Cooper 4-3; Duke: Joanne P. McCallie 374-165, 58-17 at Duke.

Leading scorers – USC: Ashley Corral 14.7; Duke: Jasmine Thomas 16.3.

Leading rebounders – USC: Briana Gilbreath 6.4; Duke: Krystal Thomas 7.4.

Assist leaders – USC: Ashley Corral 4.8; Duke: Jasmine Thomas 5.7.

N.C. State vs. Texas Christian

[Sunday, 2 p.m., Reynolds Coliseum]

First meeting

Records: TCU 5-2, NCSU 5-3.

Audio: WKNC-88.1 FM,,

Coaches’ records – TCU: Jeff Mittie 372-167, 221-108 at TCU; NCSU: Kellie Harper 102-68, 5-3 at NCSU.

Leading scorers – TCU: Helena Sverrisdotter 11.4; NCSU: Bonae Holston 11.6.

Leading rebounders – TCU: Starr Crawford 11.3; NCSU: Lucy Ellison 7.1.

Assist leaders – TCU: Helena Sverrisdotter 5.7; NCSU: Amber White 2.5.

No. 4 UNC vs. St. John’s

[Sunday, 4:30 p.m., Smith Center]

UNC leads series 5-0

Records: SJU 7-0, UNC 5-1.

Audio: WCHL-AM 1360;


Coaches’ records – SJU: Kim Barnes Arico 206-178, 112-106 at SJU; UNC: Sylvia Hatchell: 822-283, 545-203 at UNC.

Leading scorers – SJU: Da’Shena Stevens 15.4; UNC: Italee Lucas 16.4.

Leading rebounders SJU: Joy McCorvey 7.6; UNC: Laura Broomfield 9.2.

Assist leaders – SJU: Nadirah McKenith 3.9; UNC: Cetera DeGraffenreid 5.2.