DURHAM, N.C. — The 2010-11 Duke men’s basketball schedule was announced on Thursday, as the Atlantic Coast Conference released the men’s schedules of all 12 member institutions.
The Blue Devils, who return nine letterwinners and three starters from last year’s National Championship team that finished 35-5 overall, face another challenging schedule in 2010-11.
Duke begins the season at home in the O’Reilly Auto Parts CBE Classic against Princeton (Nov. 14) and Miami [Oh.] (Nov. 16). The Blue Devils automatically advance to Kansas City, Mo., and will play Marquette (Nov. 22) and either Gonzaga or Kansas State (Nov. 23) as part of the CBE Classic.
Duke’s non-conference slate also features home games versus Colgate, Michigan State (ACC/Big Ten Challenge), Bradley, Saint Louis, Elon, Alabama-Birmingham and Temple. The Blue Devils non-conference road schedule includes games at UNC Greensboro and St. John’s as well as neutral site contests against Oregon (Nov. 27 at the Rose Garden in Portland, Ore.) and Bulter (Carquest Classic – Dec. 4 at the Izod Center in East Rutherford, N.J.).
The Blue Devils play 13 games against 2010 NCAA Tournament qualifiers in 2010-11, including a rematch of the title game with Butler and a matchup with Final Four participant Michigan State.
Duke again will have a full slate of televised contests, with 29 regular season games scheduled to be aired on either national or regional television. Including the opening round of the ACC Tournament, which will be played in Greensboro, N.C., the Blue Devils will appear on national television at least 28 times this season on CBS, ESPN, espn2, ESPNU and FSN (Fox Sports Net). Raycom (RAY) will broadcast Duke’s Jan. 27 game against Boston College, while Fox Sports South (FSS) will televise the Dec. 20 contest against Elon.
In addition to its non-conference schedule, Duke will face another rigorous ACC slate in 2010-11. The Blue Devils will play a home-and-home series with Miami, Maryland, N.C. State, North Carolina and Virginia this season. Duke also will host Boston College, Georgia Tech and Clemson, while making road trips to Florida State, Wake Forest and Virginia Tech.
Duke has won eight ACC regular season championships in the past 14 years and nine of the last 12 ACC Tournament titles. The Blue Devils have compiled an impressive 178-46 league record over the past 14 seasons, including a 13-3 mark last year.
Duke opens the 2010-11 preseason on Oct. 15 with Countdown to Craziness. The Blue Devils will then play St. Augustine’s (Oct. 23) and Cal Poly Pomona (Nov. 4) in exhibition games prior to the start of the regular season.
Day Date Opponent Location TV Time
Friday Oct. 15 % COUNTDOWN TO CRAZINESS Cameron Indoor Stadium 7:30 pm
Saturday Oct. 23 % ST. AUGUSTINE’S Cameron Indoor Stadium 7:00 pm
Thursday Nov. 4 % CAL POLY POMONA Cameron Indoor Stadium 7:00 pm
O’Reilly Auto Parts CBE CLASSICSunday Nov. 14 PRINCETON Cameron Indoor Stadium ESPNU 5:00 pm
Tuesday Nov. 16 MIAMI [OH] Cameron Indoor Stadium ESPNU 7:30 pm
Friday Nov. 19 COLGATE Cameron Indoor Stadium espn3 8:30 pm
O’Reilly Auto Parts CBE CLASSICMonday Nov. 22 vs. Marquette + Kansas City, Mo. espn2 7:30 pm
Tuesday Nov. 23 vs. Gonzaga / Kansas State + Kansas City, Mo. ESPN 10:15 pm
Saturday Nov. 27 vs. Oregon ~ Portland, Ore. 4:00 pm
Wednesday Dec. 1 MICHIGAN STATE Cameron Indoor Stadium ESPN 9:30 pm
carquest CLASSICSaturday Dec. 4 vs. Butler < East Rutherford, N.J. ESPN 3:15 pm
Wednesday Dec. 8 BRADLEY Cameron Indoor Stadium espn2 9:00 pm
Saturday Dec. 11 SAINT LOUIS Cameron Indoor Stadium CBS 12:00 pm
Monday Dec. 20 ELON Cameron Indoor Stadium FSS/NESN 7:00 pm
Wednesday Dec. 29 vs. UNC Greensboro & Greensboro, N.C. ESPNU 7:00 pmSunday Jan. 2 MIAMI [FL] * Cameron Indoor Stadium FSN 7:45 pm
Wednesday Jan. 5 ALABAMA-BIRMINGHAM Cameron Indoor Stadium espn2 7:00 pm
Sunday Jan. 9 MARYLAND * Cameron Indoor Stadium FSN 8:00 pm
Wednesday Jan. 12 at Florida State * Tallahassee, Fla. ESPN 9:00 pmSaturday Jan. 15 VIRGINIA * Cameron Indoor Stadium ESPN 2:00 pm
Wednesday Jan. 19 at N.C. State * Raleigh, N.C. ESPN 7:00 pm
Saturday Jan. 22 at Wake Forest * Winston-Salem, N.C. ESPN 4:00 pm
Thursday Jan. 27 BOSTON COLLEGE * Cameron Indoor Stadium Raycom 8:00 pm
Sunday Jan. 30 at St. John’s ^ New York, N.Y. CBS 1:00 pm
Wednesday Feb. 2 at Maryland * College Park, Md. ESPN 9:00 pm
Saturday Feb. 5 N.C. STATE * Cameron Indoor Stadium ESPN/espn2 6:00 pm
Wednesday Feb. 9 NORTH CAROLINA * Cameron Indoor Stadium Ray/ESPN 9:00 pm
Sunday Feb. 13 at Miami * Coral Gables, Fla. FSN 6:45 pm
Wednesday Feb. 16 at Virginia * Charlottesville, Va. ESPN/espn2 7:00 pm
Sunday Feb. 20 GEORGIA TECH * Cameron Indoor Stadium FSN 7:45 pm
Wednesday Feb. 23 TEMPLE Cameron Indoor Stadium espn2 7:00 pm
Saturday Feb. 26 at Virginia Tech * Blacksburg, Va. ESPN 9:00 pmWednesday Mar. 2 CLEMSON * Cameron Indoor Stadium ESPN/espn2 9:00 pm
Saturday Mar. 5 at North Carolina * Chapel Hill, N.C. CBS 8:00 pm
ACC TOURNAMENTThurs-Sun. Mar. 10-13 ACC TOURNAMENT & Greensboro, N.C. Ray/ESPN TBD
% – exhibition + Sprint Center
~ Rose Garden < Izod Center
& Greensboro Coliseum ^ Madison Square Garden
* Atlantic Coast Conference contest
All Game times are Eastern Time Zone
Home games in bold