Rasheed Sulaimon will suit up for Team USA in the Czech Republic. Credit: CHUCK LIDDY
A few Duke basketball notes from the past few days...
••• There's an official date for the long-whispered matchup between Duke and UCLA in Madison Square Garden: Dec. 19. This continues the long-standing tradition of the Blue Devils playing a game in the city that's the most popular destination for recent graduates.
Duke will also be in New York for the NIT Season Tip-Off Tournament Nov. 27th and 29th, presuming the Blue Devils win their pod games first (according to The Virginian-Pilot, Norfolk State, UNC Asheville, and East Carolina are in with the Blue Devils). Arizona, Alabama and Rutgers are the other pod hosts. The Virginian-Pilot is also reporting Duke hosts Norfolk State Nov. 17 in Cameron.
So, to review, here are the nonconference dates for Duke that have been confirmed: