Duke to open ACC against Notre Dame

Aug. 22, 2013 @ 04:06 PM
Duke opens the ACC basketball season this January in a place it never has before.
The ACC schedule, announced Thursday, shows the Blue Devils traveling to South Bend, Ind., to face Notre Dame on Jan. 4 at 4 p.m. CBS will televise the game nationally (WRAL in the Triangle).
Duke also plays games at Pittsburgh and Syracuse, the ACC’s other newcomers this season along with Notre Dame. The trips to Pittsburgh and Syracuse will be consecutive games, but the Blue Devils will be allowed to travel home in between.
Duke plays at Pittsburgh on Jan. 27 at 7 p.m., part of ESPN’s Big Monday games. The Blue Devils play at Syracuse on Feb. 1, a Saturday, at 6:30 p.m. in a game that’s part of ESPN’s College Gameday series.
Syracuse makes its first trip to Cameron Indoor Stadium as an ACC foe on Feb. 22 for a 6 p.m. game that ESPN will broadcast. Pittsburgh and Notre Dame don’t play at Duke this season.
Duke’s home ACC games include visits from N.C State (Jan. 18, 2 p.m.) and Florida State (Jan. 25, noon).
Maryland and Duke play their final regular-season game as ACC foes on Feb. 15 at Cameron Indoor. The game starts at 6 p.m.
The Duke-UNC games are Feb. 12 at Chapel Hill and March 8 at Durham. Both are 9 p.m. tips.
With the ACC now part of Big Monday, the Blue Devils have two Saturday-Monday turnarounds. Both are in January.
Duke plays at Clemson on Jan. 11 (noon start) before coming home to face Virginia on Jan. 13 at 7 p.m.
On Jan. 25, Duke plays Florida State at Cameron before traveling to play at Pittsburgh on Jan. 27.
Duke returns to Coral Gables, Fla., to face Miami on Jan. 22. Last year, the Hurricanes blasted the Blue Devils 90-63 at the BankUnited Center on their way to the ACC championship.
The Blue Devils have 12 teams on their schedule who participated in the NCAA Tournament last spring.
Duke opens the season Nov. 8 at home with Davidson in a 7 p.m. game.
The Blue Devils take the weekend off before traveling to Chicago for the Nov. 12 Champions Classic doubleheader at the United Center. Michigan State plays Kentucky with Duke facing Kansas in a game that starts around 10 p.m.
The Blue Devils are part of the Preseason NIT field as one of four hosts for early-round games. Arizona, Alabama and Rutgers are the other hosts. Each has two win their two home games to reach New York for the semifinals and finals at Madison Square Garden.
Duke plays UNC-Asheville on Nov. 18 with Norfolk State and East Carolina playing the second game of a doubleheader that night.
The Blue Devils will face either Norfolk State or ECU on Nov. 19.
NCAA runner-up Michigan comes to Cameron for a Dec. 3 game in the ACC/Big 10 Challenge.
Nov. 8, Davidson, 7 p.m.
Nov. 12, vs. Kansas (at United Center, Chicago), 10 p.m.
Nov. 15, Florida Atlantic
Nov. 18, North Carolina-Asheville, 7 p.m. 
Nov. 19, East Carolina or Norfolk State, 6 p.m.
Nov. 24, Vermont, 6:30 p.m.
Nov. 27, Preseason NIT semifinal (at Madison Square Garden, New York)
Nov. 29, Preseason NIT final (at Madison Square Garden, New York)
Dec. 3, Michigan, 9:15 p.m.
Dec. 16, Gardner-Webb, 7 p.m.
Dec. 19, UCLA (at Madison Square Garden, New York), 7:30 p.m.
Dec. 28, E. Michigan
Dec. 31, Elon (at Greensboro Coliseum)
Jan. 4, at Notre Dame*, 4 p.m.
Jan. 7, Georgia Tech*, 7 p.m.
Jan.11, at Clemson*, noon
Jan. 13, Virginia*, 7 p.m.
Jan. 18, N.C. State*, 2 p.m.
Jan. 22, at Miami*, 7:30 p.m.
Jan. 25, Florida State*, noon
Jan. 27, at Pittsburgh*, 7 p.m.
Feb. 1, at Syracuse*, 6:30 p.m.
Feb. 4, Wake Forest*, 9 p.m.
Feb. 8, at Boston College*, 6 p.m.
Feb. 12, at North Carolina*, 9 p.m.
Feb. 15, Maryland*, 6 p.m.
Feb. 18, at Georgia Tech*, 9 p.m.
Feb. 22, Syracuse*, 6 p.m.
Feb. 25, Virginia Tech*, 7 p.m.
March 5, at Wake Forest*, 7 p.m.
March 8, North Carolina*, 9 p.m.
March 12-16, ACC Tournament at Greensboro