A quick scheduling note on this NBA Draft night: Duke will square off with Duquesne Nov. 28, the day after Thanksgiving, and the contest will be aired on espn2. The Dukes finished 17-13 last year and lost in the first round of the Atlantic 10 Tournament. It is believed to be their first televised game in more than 10 years.
The game in Cameron Indoor Stadium seems to be a pretty big deal in the Duquesne camp—a photo of Mike Krzyzewski and Greg Paulus is the lead visual for a press release announcing the Dukes’ 2008-2009 schedule.
Other known games for the Blue Devils next season include a game at the Meadowlands with Xavier, participation in the Coaches vs. Cancer tournament in Madison Square Garden, an away matchup with Purdue in the ACC/Big 10 Challenge and home contests against Georgetown and Davidson. The entire schedule will be released in mid-August.
—by Ben Cohen