Kristi Little, the 2007-08 A-10 Defensive Player of the Year, finished last season leading the conference in steals (3.3 spg) and was the league's fourth leading scorer (16.3 ppg). In addition to being DU's first-ever defensive player of the year, Little was also named A-10 Third Team and All-Defensive Team. The 5-4 guard started and scored in double-digits in all 30 games last season and improved her scoring from 2007 by 7.6 points.
The Dukes will host a pair of exhibition games - Nov. 1 versus Team Essence and Nov. 8 versus Clarion - before opening the regular season at the Palumbo Center against Morehead State on Nov. 14 at 6:00 p.m.
2008-09 ATLANTIC 10 PREDICTED ORDER OF FINISH
(as selected by coaches and media
first place votes in parentheses)
1. Xavier (15) 2. George Washington (1) 3. Charlotte 4. Temple 5. Richmond 6. Saint Joseph's 7. St. Bonaventure 8. Duquesne 9. Dayton 10. Saint Louis 11. Rhode Island 12. Massachusetts 13. La Salle 14. Fordham