The Duke basketball team pulled off the home weekend sweep over Army and Campbell.
It might have been too close for comfort, but the Duke basketball came away with the weekend sweep at home over Army and Campbell.
The games were a part of the Duke Veteran’s Day Weekend Showcase and were highlighted by Friday night’s matchup between the Blue Devils and the Black Knights, which pinned Mike Krzyzewski against his alma mater and the only other program where he has been a head coach.
Duke, after a shaky beginning to the second half, took care of Army but had its struggles against the veteran-led Campbell squad, who should be finishing near the top of the Big South this season.
A letdown after their massive win over Kentucky was expected for the Blue Devils, and playing two games in as many days also led Duke to a struggle on Saturday night.
Krzyzewski is testing his young and inexperienced team early in the season as Friday night marked the first of five games in 11 days, all against mid-major teams.
The Blue Devils entered the year as the No. 9 team in the Associated Press Top-25 Poll, but after firing off three wins during the opening week of the season, the Blue Devils have jumped to No. 7 in the poll.
Duke basketball hoping to continue good times at home
After a poor season at home a year ago, the Blue Devils are out to a perfect start inside Cameron Indoor Stadium and will look to continue that against Gardner-Webb, Lafayette, and The Citadel before their biggest two games of the non-conference season.
Duke will head to Las Vegas to face No. 1 Gonzaga on November 26, which is followed up by a trip to Columbus, Ohio to face the No. 19 Ohio State Buckeyes in the ACC vs. Big Ten Challenge on November 30.
Mike Krzyzewski saw some players thrive this weekend while some fell short of expectations.