The Blue Devils, who return nine letterwinners and three starters from last year's team, face another demanding schedule in 2004-05. Duke faces non-conference competition with games versus Tennessee-Martin, Davidson, North Carolina-Greensboro, Michigan State, Valparaiso (Chicago, Ill.), Toledo, Illinois-Chicago, Oklahoma (Dreyfus Classic in New York City), Princeton, Temple and St. John's. The Blue Devils' home season begins against Tennessee-Martin on November 20 at 7:00 p.m.
Duke will again have a full slate of television contests, with 26 regular season games scheduled to be aired on either national or regional television. Including the ACC Tournament, the Blue Devils will appear on national television at least 26 times this season on ABC, CBS, ESPN, espn2 and FSN (Fox Sports Net). Raycom/JP Sports and FSN South will broadcast two Duke games -- Nov. 27 vs. North Carolina-Greensboro (FSN South) and Feb. 9 vs. North Carolina (RJ Sports, game will also be aired nationally on ESPN) -- to regional television audiences.
In addition to its non-conference schedule, Duke will face another rigorous ACC schedule in 2004-05, a season that will include Miami and Virginia Tech as full-time members of the league for the first time. Duke has won six ACC regular season championships in the past eight years, compiling an impressive 108-20 league record during that span, and five of the last six ACC Tournament titles.