DURHAM, N.C. – The Duke men’s basketball team, in conjunction with the Atlantic Coast Conference, announced its 2018-19 ACC schedule on Thursday. In addition to the ACC slate, also unveiled were times and TV assignments for the majority of the Blue Devils’ previously announced non-conference games.
Duke’s 18-game ACC regular season loop, which commences Saturday, January 5 versus Clemson at Cameron Indoor Stadium, includes home-and-homes with North Carolina, Virginia, Syracuse and Wake Forest.
The Blue Devils’ ACC opener -- their first conference-opener at home since the 2014-15 season – will air on ESPN at either 2 or 8 p.m., versus the Tigers. Duke will have had 15 days off between its game on Thursday, December 20 versus Texas Tech at Madison Square Garden (7 p.m., ESPN) and the Clemson game.
Games at Wake Forest on Tuesday, January 8 (7 p.m., ESPN or ESPN2) and at Florida State on Saturday, January 12 (2 p.m., ESPN) follow Duke’s ACC opener.
After knocking off Syracuse in last season’s Sweet 16, the Orange visit Cameron Indoor Stadium on Monday, January 14 (7 p.m., ESPN or ESPNU). That game precedes a matchup versus reigning ACC champion Virginia at Cameron Indoor on Saturday, January 19 (2 or 4 or 6 p.m., ESPN or ESPN2).
Duke wraps up January with games at Pittsburgh on Tuesday, January 22 (9 p.m., ESPN or ESPNU), versus Georgia Tech at home on Saturday, January 26 (12 p.m., Raycom) and at Notre Dame on Big Monday, January 28 (7 p.m., ESPN). The Pitt game marks the first against head coach Jeff Capel, who had been Duke’s associate head coach since 2011.
February begins with a two-game homestand featuring non-conference foe St. John’s on Saturday, February 2 (12 p.m., ESPN) and Boston College on Tuesday, February 5 (7 p.m., ESPN or ESPN2). Duke then hits the road for two straight ACC showdowns at Virginia on Saturday, February 9 (6 p.m., ESPN or ESPN2) and at Louisville on Tuesday, February 12 (9 p.m., ESPN or ESPN2).
The Blue Devils play four of their final seven at home, beginning with consecutive matchups against NC State on Saturday, February 16 (4 or 6 p.m., ESPN or ESPN2) and North Carolina on Wednesday, February 20 (9 p.m. ESPN and Raycom).
Duke is at Syracuse on Saturday, February 23 (6 or 8 p.m., ESPN or ESPN2) and at Virginia Tech on Tuesday, February 26 (7 or 9 p.m., ESPN or Raycom). The Blue Devils' final two home games come against Miami on Saturday, March 2 (4 p.m., CBS) and Wake Forest on Tuesday, March 5 (7 p.m., ESPN or ESPN2).
The regular season concludes at North Carolina on Saturday, March 9 (6 or 8 p.m., ESPN), with the New York Life ACC Tournament beginning Tuesday, March 12 at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte.
Duke’s home opener versus Army West Point has been set for 1 p.m. on Sunday, November 11 on ESPN. Tip times for Duke’s remaining home non-conference games include Eastern Michigan (Nov. 14, 7 p.m., TV TBA), Stetson (Dec. 1, 7 p.m., ESPN2), Hartford (Dec. 5, 7 p.m., TV TBA), Yale (Dec. 8, 5:30 p.m., ESPN) and Princeton (Dec. 18, 6 p.m., ESPN2).