Duke basketball schedule for 2022-23 season is now full with launch of ACC video games

Jon Scheyer’s first Duke basketball season because the Blue Devils head coach contains three ACC video games in December and, if all goes as anticipated, a March near house.

The Blue Devils full schedule was launched Tuesday, displaying they open ACC play Dec. 3 at house with Boston School whereas additionally enjoying league video games at Wake Forest (Dec. 20) and at house with Florida State (Dec. 31) earlier than the calendar turns to 2023.

A former Duke participant and assistant coach, the 35-year-old Scheyer takes over as head coach following Mike Krzyzewski’s retirement final April.

The Blue Devils shut the common season on March 4 at rival North Carolina. The next week, the ACC match will likely be held in Greensboro.

The NCAA match returns to Greensboro Coliseum in March as nicely, which means if the Blue Devils have the sort of season they usually do, they’ll earn a excessive sufficient seed to play their first- and-second spherical video games near house in Greensboro.

Right here’s a take a look at Duke’s whole schedule:

Duke’s can’t-miss basketball recreation

As tempting on the non-conference matchup with Kansas is, the primary time Scheyer coaches in opposition to rival UNC is the winner right here.

The Tar Heels, famously, beat Duke, 94-81, to shut the common season final March 5, handing Krzyzewski a loss in his closing house recreation. A month later, UNC topped Duke, 81-77, on the Last 4 in New Orleans ending the Corridor of Fame coach’s profession.

All the time one of many sport’s hardest tickets and one that pulls one of the best regular-season viewers of any faculty basketball recreation, the UNC at Duke recreation on Feb. 4 this season will likely be memorable.

Entice recreation alert

Wake Forest may give the Blue Devils a lot to consider over a vacation break.

Duke performs the Demon Deacons on Dec. 20 in Winston-Salem earlier than the gamers scatter for Christmas break.

Despite the fact that Wake Forest had a stable season at 25-10 final season, the Blue Devils swept the Demon Deacons of their two matchups. The primary time the groups meet this season will likely be at a time when Wake’s college students will likely be away from campus between semesters. That might dampen the keenness among the many crowd.

Krzyzewski typically talked about battling human nature and gamers discovering a solution to play nicely on the finish of an “vitality cycle.” The ultimate recreation earlier than a break, in a constructing that might be missing in a pupil part, will check the Blue Devils on this method.

Hardest stretch for Duke

The center of February, with groups preventing for NCAA match bids and convention regular-season titles, will carry a problem for Duke.

On Feb. 4, the Tar Heels come to Cameron Indoor for that grudge match. Duke should then catch a airplane the subsequent day to Miami, the place on Feb. 6 the Blue Devils and Hurricanes battle.

Enjoying on the highway within the again half of two video games in three days is all the time tough. Doing so after enjoying a fierce rival solely provides to it. And Miami was an Elite Eight staff a yr in the past.

The next Saturday, Duke performs at Virginia. That’s a tricky eight-day stretch.

Best stretch for Duke

In early January, Duke performs Boston School, Pittsburgh and Clemson over an eight-day stretch. These will likely be three groups picked to complete among the many backside half of the league this season.

The journey to Boston School is Jan. 7 adopted by a house recreation with Pitt on Jan. 11 and a recreation at Clemson on Jan. 14.

It’s tempting so as to add to this stretch by together with the Jan. 4 recreation at N.C. State which precedes the journey to Boston School. However Duke’s struggles beating the Wolfpack in Raleigh make that unwise, though N.C. State received’t be predicted to be an NCAA match staff this season.

Duke basketball’s non-conference check

How concerning the reigning NCAA champions? Duke performs Kansas on Nov. 15 at 9:30 p.m. on ESPN as a part of the Champions Basic in Indianapolis. The Blue Devils additionally play within the Phil Knight Legacy match in Portland, Oregon, throughout Thanksgiving weekend. That eight-team area contains Gonzaga, Florida, Xavier, Purdue, West Virginia, Oregon State and Portland.

Date

Opponent

Time

TV

Nov. 7

Jacksonville

Nov. 11

USC Upstate

Nov. 15

Kansas+

9:30 p.m.

ESPN

Nov. 18

Delaware

Nov. 21

Bellarmine

Nov. 24

Oregon State#

Nov. 25

Florida or Xavier#

Nov. 27

TBD#

Nov. 30

Ohio State

ESPN

Dec. 3

Boston School*

Dec. 6

Iowa&

9:30 p.m.

ESPN

Dec. 10

Md.-Japanese Shore

Dec. 20

at Wake Forest*

Dec. 31

Florida State

Jan. 4

at N.C. State*

Jan. 7

at Boston School*

Jan. 11

Pittsburgh*

Jan. 14

at Clemson*

Jan. 21

Miami*

Jan. 23

at Virginia Tech*

Jan. 28

at Georgia Tech*

Jan. 31

Wake Forest*

Feb. 4

North Carolina*

Feb. 6

at Miami*

Feb. 11

at Virginia*

Feb. 14

Notre Dame*

Feb. 18

at Syracuse*

Feb. 20

Louisville*

Feb. 25

Virginia Tech*

Feb. 28

N.C. State*

March 4

at North Carolina*

+ — Champions Basic, Gainbridge Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, Ind.

# — Phil Knight Legacy match, Portland, Oregon

+ — Jimmy V Basic, Madison Sq. Backyard, New York

* — ACC recreation