Duke basketball: Mike Krzyzewski’s final schedule is released

Duke basketball head coach Mike Krzyzewski (Nell Redmond-USA TODAY Sports)
Duke basketball head coach Mike Krzyzewski (Nell Redmond-USA TODAY Sports) /

The final schedule in the career of Duke basketball head coach Mike Krzyzewski has been announced. 

Duke basketball fans know when and where Mike Krzyzewski will play out his last 32 regular season games as the head coach of the Blue Devils.

The ACC released its slate of games on Thursday night after Duke had previously announced its non-conference schedule earlier in the month.

Krzyzewski and the Blue Devils unofficially start their season on October 15 with Countdown to Craziness before playing in an exhibition game on October 30 against Winston Salem-State.

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The regular season begins on November 9 inside Madison Square Garden against the Kentucky Wildcats in the State Farm Champions Classic before the Blue Devils return home for five straight games against Army, Campbell, Gardner-Webb, Lafayette, and The Citadel.


Duke will then hit the road for a two-game trip beginning in Las Vegas against the Gonzaga Bulldogs on November 26 before heading to Columbus, Ohio to play the Ohio State Buckeyes in the ACC vs. Big Ten Challenge.

Mike Krzyzewski and his team will then return to Durham for another four game home stand, three of which end the non-conference portion of the schedule.

Duke basketball head coach ready for his last trip around the ACC

The Blue Devils will host South Carolina State, Appalachian State, and Cleveland State before hosting the Virginia Tech Hokies on December 22 to open up ACC play.

Duke then hits the road for the first time in ACC play as Krzyzewski will make his final trips to Clemson on December 29 and Notre Dame on January 1 before hosting Georgia Tech on January 4 and Miami (FL) on January 8.

January 12 will be the date of the Hall of Famer’s last trip to Wake Forest as NC State will come to town on January 15 before Krzyzewski makes the trip to Florida State on January 17.

Duke will host Syracuse on January 22 and Clemson on January 25 before beginning its first brutal stretch of ACC play, having three of its next four games on the road.

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Krzyzewski will have his last visit to Louisville on January 29, and the last time he will coach inside the Dean Dome against the North Carolina Tar Heels will be on February 5.

The Blue Devils will return home to face the Virginia Cavaliers on February 7 and then hit the road once more to travel to Massachusetts to play Boston College on February 12.

Duke hosts Wake Forest on February 15 and Florida State on February 19 before beginning its second brutal stretch of conference play.

Three straight road games will come against Virginia on February 23, Syracuse on February 26, and Pittsburgh on March 1 as Mike Krzyzewski’s final regular season game will be against the North Carolina Tar Heels on March 5 inside Cameron Indoor Stadium.

The ACC Tournament will take place inside the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York from March 8 through March 12 with the NCAA Tournament scheduled to begin on March 15.

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