Game 9: Duke basketball versus South Carolina State
The Duke Blue Devils will host the South Carolina State Bulldogs, unranked to start the year, on Dec. 14 at 8 p.m. EST (ACCN) in Cameron Indoor Stadium.
This game will feature a first-year head coach in Tony Madlock, who previously spent three seasons as an assistant under Penny Hardaway at Memphis and now has the task of igniting a program that went 1-17 last season. Against the Blue Devils, Madlock and his guys should receive a clinic from a 47th-and-final-year head coach in Mike Krzyzewski and his more talented gang.
From the late 1980s and throughout the 1990s, South Carolina State played and lost to Duke in Durham seven times. The last three were by 50-plus points. The Bulldogs haven’t been back since.
Expect a similar result this time.
Predicted final score: Duke 110, South Carolina State 60
The Blue Devils improve to 8-1 overall on the season.