Duke basketball: 5 games you have to see in person this season

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Both Duke basketball games against Virginia

  • Cameron Indoor Stadium, Durham, N.C. (unknown date)
  • John Paul Jones Arena, Charlottesville, Va. (unknown date)

Wait, does this mean we’re talking about more than five games? Indeed, I am, folks, as this recent rivalry deserves all the love.

No matter which gym this one is played in, both will be a battle as Tony Bennett has his guys in fear of no one. The Blue Devils have gone 3-2 in their past five meetings, and I know Coach K must have the utmost respect for what the Wahoos are doing.

Duke seems to be one of the only teams to figure out Bennett’s pack-line defense year in and year out, but the problem is UVA seems to find a way to resemble a functioning offense against our beloved Blue Devils.

Either way, it’s always a show. And there is admittedly a little bit of bias here. I hail from Charlottesville, and both my parents went to Virginia.

I’ve been to both venues, and I’m here to tell you it’s an absolute treat to witness a game in either one.