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Greenwell, Brown set the tone as Duke's 'Splash Sisters'

Posted March 13

— Just a glance at any Duke boxscore this season. It stands out.

Rebecca Greenwell and Lexie Brown have turned into a back-court scoring machine for the Blue Devils.

"She was just killing it, and then I started killing it, and we started killing it together," said Brown.

They combined for 50 points against Miami and they are averaging 35 points a game -- which is how they have earned the nickname, "Splash Sisters."

"Teams can't just hone in on me anymore," said Greenwell. "They have to really watch out for both of us."

"It's been fun, it's challenges us," Brown said. "The 'Splash Brothers' are Steph Curry and Clay Thompson, and of course, we model our games off of them."

Night-in and night-out, it is two stars sharing the ball, and using their talent to get open shots.

"One play came to mind where Becca just drove in there so hard and drew all of the defense," said Duke head coach Joanne P. McCallie. "There wasn't anyone there to contest the three and she made it easily."

"She's a lot of fun to play with, to know someone has the same passion and intensity you do," said Greenwell.

A duo that's brought Duke women's basketball back to the national spotlight and could be a force in March.

The Blue Devils earned the No. 2 seed in the Bridgeport Regional -- the same group as No. 1 seed UConn.

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  • Salatheal Hasty Mar 16, 10:06 a.m.
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    I wanna see them match up with MD...Brown is a good player...but I don't care for the way she needs attention and wants to be catered too...That's why she's transferred from MD...

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