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Duke women rally past Cowgirls 68-59 in 2nd round

Wednesday - 3/27/2013, 3:19am  ET

Duke's Haley Peters, rear, guards Oklahoma State's Brittney Martin during the first half of a second-round game in the women's NCAA college basketball tournament in Durham, N.C., Tuesday, March 26, 2013. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

JOEDY McCREARY
AP Sports Writer

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) -- Duke is usually the one running teams out of Cameron Indoor Stadium. So when the Blue Devils found themselves on the receiving end of a beatdown, they figured they had simply set themselves up for quite a comeback.

They stormed back from 15 points down in the second half to beat Oklahoma State 68-59 on Tuesday night in the second round of the Norfolk Regional.

"Coach came in and just said we were just getting ready for a great comeback," forward Haley Peters said. "We knew we played a bad first half but we couldn't focus on that. It was more about how we were going to change in the second half ... and we were going to have a great comeback."

Elizabeth Williams had 16 points and 12 rebounds. Peters added 15 points and 13 rebounds and Tricia Liston scored eight of her 13 in the final 6-plus minutes for the second-seeded Blue Devils (32-2), who will face sixth-seeded Nebraska in the regional semifinals on Sunday in Norfolk, Va. -- near Williams' hometown of Virginia Beach.

"I think it's pretty cool," Williams said.

Chloe Wells also finished with 13 points for Duke, which dug out of that deep hole by outscoring the seventh-seeded Cowgirls 47-23 during the final 19
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