The non-conference schedule is rounding into form for Duke Basketball with the latest news of the ACC/BIG10 Challenge matchups.
Kentucky, St. John’s, Texas Tech, and now Indiana.
The ACC/BIG10 Challenge matchups are set and the Blue Devils will be up against a very familiar foe.
The Indiana Hoosiers will be coming into Cameron Indoor Stadium next season in a rematch of last years ACC/BIG Challenge.
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The Blue Devils went to Assembly Hall after their long trip to Portland, Oregon in the PK80 Invitational and took down Indiana 91-81.
Now obviously the Blue Devils will have a much different roster next season than they did this season, but three players that will be on the roster next season did get into the 10-point Duke win.
Javin DeLaurier played 10 minutes and scored two points and grabbed one rebound. Marques Bolden logged nine minutes, scoring one point, blocking one shot, and four steals while picking up four fouls, and lastly, Alex O’Connell played seven minutes making one of his three shots for two points.
The Hoosiers will lose four players that took part in the Duke game last season. Josh Newkirk and Robert Johnson were starters for Indiana in that game. Newkirk scored eight points while Johnson was the Hoosiers leading scorer with 17 points.
However, Indiana also returns three starters from the last time they met the Blue Devils. Juwan Morgan, De’Ron Davis, and Aljami Durham will all be on the floor for the Hoosiers next season. Morgan has 14 points against Duke and declared his name for the NBA Draft but decided to return to Indiana after workouts with NBA teams.
Davis had 16 points against the Blue Devils while Durham only added five points to the losing cause.
Indiana Head Coach Archie Miller is also bringing in a very good recruiting class to Bloomington led by the ESPN No. 5 overall recruit Romeo Langford. Miller also landed the ESPN No. 65 recruit Jerome Hunter.
Overall, ESPN ranks Miller’s recruiting class as No. 11 in the country, with everyone looking up at Duke’s No. 1 ranking.
The two teams will play on Tuesday, November 27 on one of the ESPN networks. The time still has yet to be determined.
There still is a lot of time between now and November so fans should not go into analyzing matchups just yet, but hopefully, with Indiana Basketball on the rise, this will be a marquee game with two of the best programs in college basketball.