The Duke basketball team has a loaded non-conference schedule in the 2020-21 season, but the Blue Devils should look into scheduling these big games.
We are not even in the middle of April, yet the 2020-21 Duke basketball non-conference schedule is already taking shape, and it is loaded once again.
Games that are already penciled in are against the Michigan State Spartans on Opening Night in the Champions Classic, a trip to the Bahamas for the Battle 4 Atlantis, which sports one of the best fields yet, and a home game against Appalachian State.
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While a slew of contests in Cameron Indoor Stadium against mid-majors is still to be filled on the Blue Devils’ schedule, there are typically some slots open for games against major conference teams.
Duke will play in the ACC vs. Big Ten Challenge, a game and an opponent that has not been announced yet for next season, although it is likely to be at Cameron Indoor Stadium since the Blue Devils went on the road and came away with a win over Michigan State last season.
Mike Krzyzewski‘s team also always tries to play a game at Madison Square Garden every season, an arena many Duke fans like to call ‘Cameron North’.
The Blue Devils played three games at The World’s Most Famous Arena last season, winning all three, against Kansas, California, and Georgetown.
It’s safe to assume that Duke will make the trip up to New York City this upcoming season, although it will likely just be a one-game event, similar to what took place in the 2018-19 season in late December against Texas Tech.
There are several NYC-based teams that are looking to build off a successful 2019-20 season that should welcome the chance to play Duke in The Mecca next season.