Duke basketball hosting another local non-conference opponent

Duke basketball forward Mark Mitchell (Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports)
Duke basketball forward Mark Mitchell (Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports) /

The Duke basketball program has added another local non-conference foe to its schedule. 

Another local opponent has been added to the Duke basketball non-conference schedule as Jon Scheyer looks to round out the slate that his Blue Devils will be facing this season.

The Charlotte 49ers will make the trip to Cameron Indoor Stadium this winter on December 9, according to Agent49 and TheD1Docket. 

This marks the 10th non-conference game that Duke has added to its schedule, only leaving its season opening game still vacant.

Charlotte is coming off of a season in which the program went 22-14 (9-11 C-USA) en route to a championship in the College Basketball Invitational (CBI).

However, the 49ers will no longer be a member of Conference USA when it travels to Durham after the school officially made the move to the American Athletic Conference (AAC) on July 1.

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Neither program has made an official comment regarding the game.

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The Blue Devils will host Bucknell, La Salle, Southern Indiana, Hofstra, and Queens to ‘buy games’ this season, in addition to Charlotte and whoever the program plays in its season opener.

Jon Scheyer will see his team play four major non-ACC games including a matchup against Arizona inside Cameron Indoor Stadium in the second game of the season and a trip to Arkansas for the inaugural ACC vs. SEC Challenge.

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Duke will also play neutral site games against Michigan State (Chicago) in the Champions Classic and Baylor (New York City).

The Blue Devils return four starters from a last season in Jeremy Roach, Tyrese Proctor, Mark Mitchell, and Kyle Filipowski while the team boasts the No. 2 recruiting class in the nation, according to 247Sports, with Jared McCain, Sean Stewart, Caleb Foster, and TJ Power.

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