Duke basketball to open ACC schedule at Notre Dame

Aug. 22, 2013 @ 10:33 PM

Duke opens the ACC basketball season this January in a place it never has before.

Notre Dame, one of three newcomers to ACC basketball this season, will welcome the Blue Devils for the team’s league opener on Jan. 4 in South Bend, Ind.

CBS will televise the game nationally with WRAL carrying it in the Triangle.

The ACC and Duke announced the full basketball schedule on Thursday and, as previously announced, Duke will play games at each of the three new ACC schools — Notre Dame, Pittsburgh and Syracuse.

The trips to Pittsburgh and Syracuse will be consecutive games, but the Blue Devils will have time 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.

While playing in the Big East last season, all three teams surpassed the 20-win total and made the NCAA Tournament.

Syracuse went 30-10 and made the Final Four.

The Orange aren’t the only Final Four team from last year that Duke will face this season at Cameron Indoor Stadium this season.

Michigan, which went 31-8 and lost to Louisville 82-76 in the NCAA championship game, comes to Durham for a 9:15 p.m. game on Dec. 3. That game is part of the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.

The Blue Devils have 12 teams on their schedule who participated in the NCAA Tournament last spring. Duke’s first two opponents were both in the tournament.

Duke opens the season Nov. 8 at home with Davidson in a 7 p.m. game on ESPNU. 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 at 10 p.m.

Kansas made the NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 last season, losing to Michigan, and added Andrew Wiggins, the No. 1 ranked player in this year’s freshman class.

Also in nonconference play, the Blue Devils are in the Preseason NIT field as one of four hosts for early-round games. Arizona, Alabama and Rutgers are the other hosts. Each has to win their two home games to reach New York for the semifinals and finals at Madison Square Garden on Nov. 27 and 29.

Duke plays UNC Asheville on Nov. 18 with Norfolk State and East Carolina playing the second game of a doubleheader that night at Cameron Indoor Stadium. The Blue Devils will face either Norfolk State or ECU on Nov. 19.

Duke will also play in Madison Square Garden on Dec. 19 against UCLA.

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 hold their annual Countdown to Craziness celebration on Oct. 18 at Cameron before hosting exhibitions against Bowie State (Oct. 26) and Drury (Nov. 2).

Date Opponent Location Time (EST) Results Media
  Fri, Oct 18  Countdown to Craziness Durham, N.C.   8:00 p.m.   Blue Devil Network
Blue Devil IMG Sports Network
  Sat, Oct 26  Bowie State (Exhibition) Durham, N.C.   1:00 p.m.   Blue Devil Network
Blue Devil IMG Sports Network
  Sat, Nov 02  Drury (Exhibition) Durham, N.C.   1:00 p.m.   Blue Devil Network
Blue Devil IMG Sports Network
  Fri, Nov 08  Davidson Durham, N.C.   7:00 p.m.   ESPNU
Blue Devil IMG Sports Network
State Farm Champions Classic (United Center)
  Tue, Nov 12  Kansas Chicago, Ill.   10:00 p.m.   ESPN
Blue Devil IMG Sports Network
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  Fri, Nov 15  Florida Atlantic Durham, N.C.   TBA   TBA
Blue Devil IMG Sports Network
Preseason NIT (Cameron Indoor Stadium)
  Mon, Nov 18  UNC Asheville Durham, N.C.   7:00 p.m.   ESPNU
Blue Devil IMG Sports Network
  Tue, Nov 19  East Carolina/Norfolk State Durham, N.C.   6:00 p.m.   ESPNU
Blue Devil IMG Sports Network
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  Sun, Nov 24  Vermont Durham, N.C.   6:30 p.m.   ESPNU
Blue Devil IMG Sports Network
Preseason NIT (Madison Square Garden)
  Wed, Nov 27  Semifinals New York, N.Y.   TBA   ESPN
Blue Devil IMG Sports Network
  Fri, Nov 29  Championship New York, N.Y.   TBA   ESPN
Blue Devil IMG Sports Network
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ACC/Big Ten Challenge
  Tue, Dec 03  Michigan Durham, N.C.   9:15 p.m.   ESPN
Blue Devil IMG Sports Network
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  Mon, Dec 16  Gardner-Webb Durham, N.C.   7:00 p.m.   ESPNU
Blue Devil IMG Sports Network
CARQUEST Auto Parts Classic (Madison Square Garden)
  Thu, Dec 19  UCLA New York, N.Y.   7:30 p.m.   ESPN
Blue Devil IMG Sports Network
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  Sat, Dec 28  Eastern Michigan Durham, N.C.   TBA   ESPN2
Blue Devil IMG Sports Network
  Tue, Dec 31  Elon Greensboro, N.C.   TBA   ESPNU
Blue Devil IMG Sports Network
  Sat, Jan 04  Notre Dame * South Bend, Ind.   4:00 p.m.   CBS
Blue Devil IMG Sports Network
  Tue, Jan 07  Georgia Tech * Durham, N.C.   7:00 p.m.   ESPNU
Blue Devil IMG Sports Network
  Sat, Jan 11  Clemson * Clemson, S.C.   2:00 p.m.   RSN
Blue Devil IMG Sports Network
  Mon, Jan 13  Virginia * Durham, N.C.   7:00 p.m.   ESPN
Blue Devil IMG Sports Network
  Sat, Jan 18  N.C. State * Durham, N.C.   2:00 p.m.   CBS
Blue Devil IMG Sports Network
  Wed, Jan 22  Miami * Coral Gables, Fla.   7:30 p.m.   ESPN2
Blue Devil IMG Sports Network
  Sat, Jan 25  Florida State * Durham, N.C.   12:00 p.m.   ESPN
Blue Devil IMG Sports Network
  Mon, Jan 27  Pitt * Pittsburgh, Pa.   7:00 p.m.   ESPN
Blue Devil IMG Sports Network
  Sat, Feb 01  Syracuse * Syracuse, N.Y.   6:30 p.m.   ESPN
Blue Devil IMG Sports Network
  Tue, Feb 04  Wake Forest * Durham, N.C.   9:00 p.m.   ESPNU
Blue Devil IMG Sports Network
  Sat, Feb 08  Boston College * Chestnut Hill, Mass.   6:00 p.m.   ESPN
Blue Devil IMG Sports Network
  Wed, Feb 12  North Carolina * Chapel Hill, N.C.   9:00 p.m.   ESPN/ACCN
Blue Devil IMG Sports Network
  Sat, Feb 15  Maryland * Durham, N.C.   6:00 p.m.   ESPN2
Blue Devil IMG Sports Network
  Tue, Feb 18  Georgia Tech * Atlanta, Ga.   9:00 p.m.   ACCN
Blue Devil IMG Sports Network
  Sat, Feb 22  Syracuse * Durham, N.C.   6:00 p.m.   ESPN
Blue Devil IMG Sports Network
  Tue, Feb 25  Virginia Tech * Durham, N.C.   7:00 p.m.   ESPNU
Blue Devil IMG Sports Network
  Wed, Mar 05  Wake Forest * Winston-Salem, N.C.   7:00 p.m.   ESPN2
Blue Devil IMG Sports Network
  Sat, Mar 08  North Carolina * Durham, N.C.   9:00 p.m.   ESPN
Blue Devil IMG Sports Network
ACC Tournament
  Wed, Mar 12 -
 Sun, Mar 16
 ACC Tournament Greensboro, N.C.   TBA   ESPN/ACCN
Blue Devil IMG Sports Network
* Conference Games