Duke Basketball: Blue Devils to host Brown Bears in 2019-20

Duke basketball head coach Mike Krzyzewski (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
Duke basketball head coach Mike Krzyzewski (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) /

The Duke Basketball team has reportedly scheduled a non-conference opponent for the 2019-20 season as the Blue Devils will face the Brown Bears.

There has been a non-conference game schedule for Cameron Indoor Stadium for the 2019-20 season for the Duke Basketball team as the Blue Devils will reportedly host the Brown University Bears.

CBS Sports’ Jon Rothstein tweeted on Sunday morning that sources told him the game is scheduled to happed, but obviously no date or time has been set.

While this is the first game that the Blue Devils have scheduled for Cameron Indoor Stadium this year, Duke will appear in Madison Square Garden in New York City at least three times this season.

The Blue Devils will be playing the Kansas Jayhawks in the Champions Classic at The Garden on Tuesday, November 12.

Duke will also be back in New York a few days later on November 21 and 22 as the Blue Devils are the headliner in the Empire Classic Tournament along with the Texas Longhorns, Georgetown Hoyas, and California Golden Bears.

Madison Square Garden is also the host of the NCAA Tournament East Regional next season in the Sweet 16 and Elite 8.

Brown is coming off a 20-12 season and made the Roman College Basketball Invitational, winning its first round game against UAB, but losing in the second round against Loyola Marymount.

While Duke will be once again have a major turnover with its roster, there will be tons of talent in Durham with another highly rated recruiting class led by Vernon Carey Jr. and Wendell Moore, with the high possibility of adding Matthew Hurt on Friday.

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The Blue Devils also has Boogie Ellis coming to Duke next season while making a hard push at recruit Cassius Stanley.

Out of the prized freshmen Duke had this season, R.J. Barrett and Cam Reddish have already declared for the NBA Draft, while Tre Jones announced that he will be returning to Duke for his sophomore season.

The Blue Devils are still awaiting the decision of Zion Williamson, although it seems very likely that he will also declare for the draft as the consensus No. 1 overall pick.

This is just the beginning of the process of making the 2019-20 schedule, but with three games in New York and now one game set in Cameron, it’s time to get excited about next year’s possibilities.