No. 8 Duke opens its season at home against No. 14 Oklahoma State on Friday. It's the Blue Devils' first of nine games against teams ranked in The Associated Press women's basketball top 25 preseason poll.
Asked about this season's schedule Duke coach Joanne P. McCallie said: "This schedule is as good as any schedule there's ever been at Duke. And probably better."
The Devils will face No. 2 Stanford, No. 3 Maryland, No. 6 North Carolina, No. 7 Tennessee, No. 15 Virginia and No. 21 Florida State. (They face Maryland and North Carolina twice.)
Before the start of the ACC schedule, the Devils also face Maine, Hartford, Southern or DePaul, Western Kentucky, Iowa, Michigan, Southern California, Siena, Quinnipiac, Providence and Temple.
Listen to McCallie talk about the challenges Duke's schedule presents and the team's expectations.