DURHAM, N.C. - The Duke men's basketball team unveiled a portion of its 18-game ACC schedule on Friday, which includes six games against 2012 NCAA Tournament teams. The ACC gauntlet could also feature Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski's 400th career ACC victory, as he enters the 2012-13 season with 388 conference wins to rank second on the ACC's all-time list.
The Blue Devils have won four of the past five ACC Championships and 13 overall under head coach Mike Krzyzewski, and the road to the 2013 league crown begins with a home game against Wake Forest. The contest against the Demon Deacons in Cameron Indoor Stadium will be the first of Duke's nine ACC home games. Additionally, Duke will host Triangle rivals and fellow ACC powers North Carolina and N.C. State in February while also welcoming Boston College, Clemson, Georgia Tech, Maryland, Miami and Virginia Tech to Durham.
Along with the nine home matchups, Duke will also visit N.C. State, Miami, Wake Forest, Florida State, Boston College, Maryland, Virginia Tech, Virginia and North Carolina in 2012-13. The Tobacco Road matchup with North Carolina in Chapel Hill will close out the regular season in March.
The ACC Men's Basketball Tournament awaits after the completion of the regular season, beginning on March 14 in Greensboro, N.C. Duke has won three of the last four ACC Tournaments and 13 overall under Coach K.
Official dates, times and television networks for Duke's ACC games have not been set.
Duke has annually played one of the toughest schedules in the country, and 2012-13 will be no different. Along with the daunting ACC schedule that awaits the Blue Devils, Duke will also take on reigning NCAA Champion Kentucky, Final Four participant Ohio State and NCAA Tournament teams Temple and Davidson. The Blue Devils will also compete in the Battle 4 Atlantis in which they could face Final Four participant Louisville, 2012 NCAA No. 2 seed Missouri, Memphis, VCU, Stanford, Northern Iowa or Minnesota.