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Thursday / October 28.
  • Duke releases non-conference schedule for Coach K’s final season

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    By JACOB POLACHECK

    With head coach Mike Krzyzewski set to retire after the 2021-22 season, the Duke Blue Devils have released its non-conference schedule for the Hall-of-Fame coach’s final season.

    The Blue Devils will play eight non-conference games at Cameroon Indoor Stadium, including matchups with Appalachian State and Cleveland State.

    Duke will also face previously announced matchups against Kentucky, Gonzaga and Ohio State on the road.

    The first event at Cameron Indoor Stadium for the 2021-22 season will be on Friday, Oct. 15 for the program’s Countdown to Craziness event.

    The Blue Devils will face Winston-Salem State as the program’s lone exhibition game at Cameron Indoor on Saturday, Oct. 30.

    Duke opens the season on Tuesday, Nov. 9 with a matchup against Kentucky at Madison Square Garden in the State Farm Champions Classic.

    Following the Champions Classic, Duke hosts the Veteran’s Day Weekend Showcase. The Blue Devils will face Coach K’s alma mater, Army West Point, on Friday, Nov. 12 before facing Campbell the following day.

    The Blue Devils will then host Gardner-Webb (Tuesday, Nov. 16), Lafayette (Friday, Nov. 19) and The Citadel (Monday, Nov. 22).

    Duke will face Gonzaga in the Continental Tire Challenge on Friday, Nov. 26 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV before a road matchup at Ohio State on Nov. 30 for the Big Ten/ACC Challenge.

    A final trio of non-conference games lead the Blue Devils into ACC play as Duke welcomes South Carolina State (Tuesday, Dec. 14), Appalachian State (Thursday, Dec. 16) and Cleveland State (Saturday, Dec. 18).

    Coach K enters his final season with an NCAA record 1,170 wins over his 46-year career, including 1,097 and five national titles in his 41 seasons at Duke.

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