Duke basketball 2020-21 schedule released after ACC’s announcement

Duke basketball forward Matthew Hurt (Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports)
Duke basketball forward Matthew Hurt (Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports) /

The Duke basketball schedule has finally been released for the 2020-21 season.

College basketball continues to inch closer as fans can taste the upcoming Duke basketball season.

There’s not much left to wait for as the Blue Devils’ full schedule has been released following the ACC’s announcement on Tuesday morning of all league games.

Clearly, there have been some adjustments this season, given the late start of the season because of the COVID-19 pandemic, and all teams are only allowed to play seven non-conference games.

The ACC will still play 20 league games, starting with a handful of games in mid-December, and the expectation is that there will be no fans inside Cameron Indoor Stadium this season, although that is not a rule throughout the conference.

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Teams will have to play a minimum of 13 games to qualify for the NCAA Tournament as the NCAA and its conferences are anticipating stoppages for teams regarding the virus.

So without further ado, here’s the schedule:

Duke basketball 2020-21 schedule

November 25 – vs. Gardner-Webb

Nov. 28 – vs. Coppin State

December 1 – vs. Michigan State (Champions Classic) 

Dec. 4 – vs. Bellarmine (Mako Medical Duke Classic Honoring Dr. Onye Akwari)

Dec. 6 – vs. Elon (Mako Medical Duke Classic Honoring Dr. Onye Akwari) 

Dec. 8 – vs. Illinois (ACC vs. Big Ten Challenge)

Dec. 12 – vs. Charleston Southern

Dec. 16 – at. Notre Dame

Dec. 29/30 – vs. Pittsburgh

January 2 – at. Florida State

Jan. 5/6 – vs. Boston College

Jan. 9 – vs. Wake Forest

Jan. 12/13 – at. Virginia Tech

Jan. 19/20 – at. Pittsburgh

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Jan. 23 – at. Louisville

Jan. 26/27 – vs. Georgia Tech

Jan. 30 – vs. Clemson

February 1 – at. Miami

Feb. 6 – vs. North Carolina

Feb. 9/10 – vs. Notre Dame

Feb. 13 – at. North Carolina State

Feb. 16/17 – at. Wake Forest

Feb. 20 – vs. Virginia

Feb. 22 – vs. Syracuse

March 2/3 – at. Georgia Tech

Mar. 6 – at. North Carolina

Mar. 9-13 – ACC Tournament (Capital One Arena – Washington, DC) 

Head coach Mike Krzyzewski will return a core of players that includes Matthew Hurt, Wendell Moore, Jordan Goldwire, and Joey Baker while also adding a freshman class with Jalen Johnson, Jeremy Roach, DJ Steward, Mark Williams, Henry Coleman, and Jaemyn Brakefield.

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