In the world of sports hyperbole, Duke's game notes offer measurable proof that it has the tallest team in Blue Devils history with an average height of 73.25 inches.
The team features nine players at 6-foot or taller and seven players at 6-foot-3 or taller.
That note hasn't been lost on Kentucky Coach Matthew Mitchell or his players, who head to No. 13 Duke on Sunday.
"We have quite a mountain to climb literally and figuratively," the Cats coach said this week. "Duke is an unbelievably big team. ... They just have massive size, so it will be a very interesting game."
No. 8 Kentucky (10-1) isn't exactly a tiny team, but most of the Cats' experience lies in their guard play.
"We are not the biggest Kentucky team in history, but we do have some speed and quickness so we will have to try and see which style will win out," Mitchell said.
"It's a hard cover once it gets in the paint. You're just trying to make them as uncomfortable as possible and you're just hoping you can keep it out of the paint as much as possible."
Kentucky would like to do what it can to keep the ball away from post players like senior All-American Elizabeth Williams, who averages 14.1 points and 10.5 rebounds a game for the Devils. Williams had 17 points and eight rebounds against the Cats last season in Rupp Arena.
Williams and post players are four of Duke's top five scorers this season.
The goal, at least as Kentucky sees it, is to do what it can to keep the ball out of those players' hands.
"If their guards can't see their posts then they're not open, I don't care if our posts fall on the ground," UK junior guard Janee Thompson said. "If their guards can't get the ball into the post because we're pressuring so hard."
Defensive disruption will be key against the Blue Devils, who are without a natural point guard this season and rely heavily on the ball handling of players like former Owensboro Catholic star Rebecca Greenwell, a natural off-guard.
"A lot of teams are going to be bigger than us, but we feel like we can always combat other teams' size with our speed and our defensive disruption," Thompson said.
Kentucky is going to have to generate that defensive disruption without its leading on-ball defender in senior Bria Goss, who will be forced to sit out at least the next four weeks with a broken thumb.
Goss doesn't lead the team in steals, but it was her primary job to shut down an opponent's best shooter.
In games where a team had a truly dynamic scorer, like South Florida or Louisville, Goss shadowed that player.
"Bria is a real security blanket for us defensively when somebody's really got the hot hand, and Bria can kind of bail us out if somebody is not there," Mitchell said.
Now that responsibility will fall into the hands of players like Thompson, senior Jennifer O'Neill and sophomores Makayla Epps, Kyvin Goodin-Rogers and Linnae Harper.
"There are a lot of prospects for growth there if we try and view it that way and go out there and get it done," Mitchell said.
All of those players are going to have to do their part to stay in guards' faces if Kentucky wants its game plan against the Devils (7-3) to work.
"It is very important for our guards to play tough and solid, and we'll really have to rise up to the occasion here," Mitchell said. "We're really going to have to play with tremendous intensity on the perimeter because they're just so big. I mean, really, if you give them any chance at all, they'll just lob it up."
A sweater record?
Duke will try to set a world record during its game against Kentucky in Cameron Indoor Stadium.
It's not an attendance record or a basketball record. No, it's a world record for the largest gathering of holiday sweaters.
A Duke news release said fans who wear a holiday sweater to the game will receive free admission. Fans decked out in holiday gear are told to go to the North Ticket Booth outside of Wallace Wade Stadium and Cameron Indoor to show off their sweaters and receive a free ticket.