Duke Releases 2007-2008 MBB Schedule

DURHAM, N.C. ­- The 2007-08 Duke men's basketball schedule was announced on Thursday, as the Atlantic Coast Conference released the men's schedules of all 12 member institutions.

The Blue Devils, who return 10 letterwinners and four starters from last year's team, face another demanding schedule in 2007-08. Duke opens the season at home with contests against North Carolina Central (Nov. 9) and New Mexico State (Nov. 12) before heading to Lahaina, Hawaii, to compete in the EA SPORTS Maui Invitational (Nov. 19-21). Duke plays Princeton on Monday, Nov. 19 at 9:00 p.m. EST in its opening round game of the Maui Invitational. Arizona State, host Chaminade, Illinois, LSU, Marquette and Oklahoma State join Duke and Princeton in the tournament field.

Duke's non-conference schedule features home games versus Eastern Kentucky, Wisconsin (Big Ten/ACC Challenge), Michigan, Albany, Cornell and St. John's. The Blue Devils also play road non-conference games against Davidson and Temple and a neutral site contest at Madison Square Garden versus Pittsburgh (Aeropostale Classic).

Duke will again have a full slate of television contests, with 29 regular season games scheduled to be aired on either national or regional television. Including the ACC Tournament, which will be played in Charlotte, N.C., the Blue Devils will appear on national television at least 27 times this season on ABC, CBS, ESPN, espn2, ESPNU and FSN (Fox Sports Net). Raycom Lincoln Financial (RLF) will broadcast Duke's Jan. 31 game vs. N.C. State and a Feb. 20 game at Miami, while Fox Sports Net South (FSNS) will televise the Nov. 25 game against Eastern Kentucky. The Blue Devils' only non-televised game will be the season opener against North Carolina Central.

In addition to its non-conference schedule, Duke will face another rigorous ACC slate in 2007-08. Duke has won seven ACC regular season championships in the past 11 years and seven of the last nine ACC Tournament titles. The Blue Devils have compiling an impressive 141-35 league record over the past 11 seasons.

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