Duke basketball: Final component of non-conference schedule revealed

Duke basketball guard Jeremy Roach (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)
Duke basketball guard Jeremy Roach (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images) /

The final part of the Duke basketball non-conference schedule has been revealed. 

It has been known for weeks what the Duke basketball non-conference schedule would look like but now things are official.

The Phil Knight Invitational brackets have been announced and the Blue Devils have been placed in the Phil Knight Legacy Tournament.

Duke won the Motion Bracket in the inaugural event in 2017, led by the tournament Most Valuable Player Marvin Bagley III, and are returning to defend its championship in 2022 under first year head coach Jon Scheyer.

The Blue Devils earned the top seed in the Phil Knight Legacy bracket and will face Oregon State on Thanksgiving Day, November 24, at 3:00pm EST on ESPN.

However, Oregon State will serve as the home team in its matchup against Scheyer’s squad despite Duke being the top seed in the event.

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Duke will then face the winner, or loser, of the Xavier vs. Florida matchup on November 25, before playing its final game of the event against either Gonzaga, Portland State, Purdue, or West Virginia, on November 27.

Gonzaga will play Portland State in its opening round matchup while Purdue battles West Virginia.

Duke basketball preparing for daunting in-season challenges

Duke returns star junior point guard Jeremy Roach while bringing in the top ranked recruiting class in the country led by five-star center Dereck Lively, five-star forward Kyle Filipowski, five-star forward Dariq Whitehead, and dive-star forward Mark Mitchell.

Scheyer also is adding four-star guard Jaden Schutt, four-star guard Tyrese Proctor, and three-star center Christian Reeves to his roster while landing Illinois transfer Jacob Grandison, Northwestern transfer Ryan Young, and Harvard transfer Kale Catchings.

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The Blue Devils will begin its season on November 7 against Jacksonville and have dates scheduled against the defending National Champion Kansas Jayhawks  in Indianapolis on November 15 and will host Ohio State in the ACC vs. Big Ten Challenge on November 30, its first game after returning from Portland.

Duke will also play Iowa in the Jimmy V Classic on December 6 in New York City.

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