DURHAM, N.C. -- The Duke men's basketball team released a portion of its 2012-13 schedule on Tuesday, showcasing a slate that could include up to 13 games against 2012 NCAA Tournament teams and eight games against teams that received a top-16 NCAA seed.
Highlighting the non-conference schedule will be a neutral site showdown against reigning NCAA Champion Kentucky at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Ga., as part of the State Farm Champions Classic. The matchup features two of the winningest programs in college basketball history in a series that has not been played since the 2001-02 season.
Including Kentucky, Duke could potentially face three of the four teams that advanced to last year's Final Four. Ohio State will visit Cameron Indoor Stadium on Nov. 28, while a possible matchup against Louisville looms on Nov. 22-24 at the eight-team Battle 4 Atlantis in Naussau, Bahamas. Duke could also face 2012 No. 2 seed Missouri, Memphis, VCU, Stanford, Northern Iowa or Minnesota at the Battle 4 Atlantis.
The Blue Devils will also face NCAA Tournament participants Temple on Dec. 8 in East Rutherford, N.J., and Davidson on Jan. 2 in Charlotte, N.C., in a pair of neutral-site contests.
Duke will release its conference opponents on Thursday with the full scheduled expected to be released by the ACC in late August.