Duke basketball's schedule is slowly but surely trickling out. Credit: CHUCK LIDDY
Duke basketball will appear twice on ESPN's College GameDay next season, the network announced Tuesday.
The Blue Devils' inaugural conference game at Syracuse will be Feb. 1 at 6:30 p.m. And the regular season will conclude March 8 at 9 p.m. with a home game against North Carolina.
The ACC is the only conference to have two games scheduled among GameDay's nine contests. Additionally, a 30-minute College GameDay will be live from the third installment of the State Farm Champions Classic on Tuesday, Nov. 12, at 7 p.m., before Michigan State vs. Kentucky at 7:30 p.m. and Kansas vs. Duke at 9:30 p.m.
As a refresher, here are the Duke schedule dates already announced. There's a few new nonconference games on there, as the Blue Devils have begun ticket sales:
Nov. 8: Davidson at Duke
Nov. 12: Kansas vs. Duke (Champions Classic), 9:30 p.m.
Nov. 15: FAU at Duke
Nov. 17: Norfolk State at Duke (NIT Season Tip-Off)
Nov. 24: Vermont at Duke
Nov. 27: NIT Season Tip-Off semifinals (Madison Square Garden)*
Nov. 29: NIT Season Tip-Off finals (Madison Square Garden)*
Dec. 3: Michigan at Duke (ACC-Big 10 challenge), 9:15 p.m.
Dec. 16: Gardner-Webb at Duke
Dec. 19: Duke vs. UCLA (Madison Square Garden)
Dec. 28: Eastern Michigan at Duke
Jan. 13: vs. Virginia, 7 p.m.
Jan. 27: at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m.
Feb. 1: Duke at Syracuse, 6:30 p.m.
March 8: UNC at Duke, 9 p.m.
It will be interesting to see if there is a game in between Duke's trips to Pittsburgh and Syracuse. If so, that's the front-runner for toughest stretch of the season.