2021 ScheduleAll times ET

2021 Schedule
1-0, 1st in ACC
D.J. Steward goes for impressive reverse layup (0:16)
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Duke's Jalen Johnson soars for putback dunk (0:19)
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6dMyron Medcalf

Duke opener against Gardner-Webb postponed

Duke men's basketball will not play its season-opening game against Gardner-Webb on Wednesday because of a positive coronavirus test within the Gardner-Webb team, the school announced Monday.

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Duke's Wednesday night game vs. Gardner-Webb has been postponed following a positive COVID-19 test within the Gardner-Webb program. The season opener is now scheduled for this Saturday vs. Coppin State in Cameron.

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9dMyron Medcalf

Coach K: One-city tourney plan may be madness

Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski said there needs to be an NCAA tournament this season, but that, "logistically, it's a challenge" to hold the entire event in one city.

Tre Jones, drafted by the Spurs, joins his brother Tyus in the NBA (1:23)
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10dJeff Borzello

Eight top hoops teams to play over two nights

Eight of the top 13 teams in college basketball will highlight a two-night slate of marquee games from the Champions Classic and Jimmy V Men's Classic at the start of December.

11d

Courtside: The guys preview the ACC and SEC. Plus, they talking to Roy Williams and Eric Musselman

Greenberg and Dakich tip off the podcast by previewing the ACC, talking about the lack of star-power in the league, the chasm between the top teams and everyone else and if this will be a historically bad season for the conference. Then, North Carolina’s Roy Williams stops by to get into what he learned what he learned after finishing last in the ACC, his team’s strengths and weaknesses, and his thoughts on playing the NCAA Tournament in one location (25:43). Next, it’s SEC preview time with the guys debating whether Tennessee or Kentucky is the class of the league, throwing a sock at LSU, weighing if Florida is primed for a bounce back year, and worry for Georgia (47:52). Finally, Arkansas’ Eric Musselman hops on to discuss his array of masks, the impact of adding three grad transfers to his team, implementing the Milwaukee Bucks offense and getting bullied by his wife on Twitter (1:06:13).

18d

Hour 3: Corona in Cameron?

Jay Williams, Zubin Mehenti, and Bart Scott begin hour three wondering what could happen in the NBA prior to the season starting. Will we see a trade involving Chris Paul and the Suns? The ACC has different protocols for their schedule than other conferences in basketball. Nolan Smith joins the show to discuss the upcoming Duke season and what it will look like in a pandemic.

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19dJeff Borzello

UVA at Duke highlights ACC conference schedule

Highlighted by Virginia at Duke on Feb. 20, the ACC announced its conference schedule on Tuesday. Games will start Dec. 12 with all ACC teams playing at least one conference game in December.

19d

Courtside: Mike Schmitz previews the 2020 NBA Draft

Greenberg and Dakich preview the 2020 NBA Draft with ESPN draft expert Mike Schmitz, discussing LaMelo Ball and the Ball family, talent vs. intangibles, Luka Dončić’s success impacting international scouting, Anthony Edwards’ scoring ability, the depth in this draft, Obi Toppin’s “it” factor, which college players he’s excited to watch this season, and the importance of pick-and-roll defense.

25d

Courtside: Jay Bilas on why this isn't the time for the amateurism debate and a deep dive on transferring in college basketball

Greenberg and Dakich tip off the podcast talking about Dan Mullen’s role in the Florida-Missouri brawl, Justin Turner breaking COVID-19 protocol and celebrating on the field after the World Series, and Jim Harbaugh losing to Michigan State. Then, Jay Bilas stops by to discuss his concerns with the college basketball season, the continued slog of nonconference scheduling, why now isn’t the time for the amateurism debate, why this season makes the path to a future super conference even clearer, his No. 1 pick in the NBA Draft and a deep dive on transferring in college hoops (9:23).

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30dJeff Borzello

Illinois-Duke headlines ACC/Big Ten Challenge

The matchups for the 2020 ACC/Big Ten Challenge were announced Friday, highlighted by a likely top-10 showdown between Duke and Illinois.

Team Stats

Points Per Game82.53rd
Rebounds Per Game40.129th
Assists Per Game15.536th
Points Allowed68.0

Tournament History

Final Fours16
Tournament Record108-36
Championship Seasons1991, 1992, 2001, 2010, 2015
Tournament Appearances41