Duke will see both coasts, 3 time zones in non-conference play
Posted July 10
Durham, N.C. — Duke basketball finalized their non-conference schedule Monday with a 13-game slate that will take them to Chicago, Portland, Bloomington and New York.
As Duke has done for each of the last three seasons, it will open its 2017-18 schedule with home games on consecutive nights against Elon on Nov. 10 and Utah Valley on Nov. 11. It is the sixth year in a row Duke will play Elon.
The Blue Devils will play Michigan State in Chicago on Nov. 14 as part of the State Farm Champions Classic. They will play a second Big Ten foe in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge when they travel to Indiana.
They will spend Thanksgiving in Portland for the Phil Knight Invitational. Duke will play Portland State on Nov. 23, the Butler-Texas winner the following night and will face one of Gonzaga, Ohio State, Stanford or Florida on Nov. 26.
The Blue Devils’ final non-conference game is Feb. 3 when they travel to St. John’s. The schedule also features home games against Southern, Furman, South Dakota, St. Francis (Pa.) and Evansville.
ACC play will begin the second week of December. As previously announced, Duke’s ACC schedule will include home-and-homes with North Carolina, Pittsburgh, Virginia Tech and Wake Forest. Duke will only host Florida State, Louisville, Notre Dame, Syracuse and Virginia, while only playing road games against Boston College, Clemson, Georgia Tech, Miami and NC State.
Countdown to Craziness will be held Oct. 20.