The Blue Devils will play Binghamton on Thursday at approximately 9:40 p.m. in Greensboro in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament. The Duke-Binghamton winner will face the winner of the Texas-Minnesota game, which is slated to tip at 7:10 p.m. on Thursday. The winner of the East Regional pod in Greensboro advances on to the Sweet 16 in Boston (March 26-28).
Duke is one of seven Atlantic Coast Conference teams to make the 2009 NCAA Tournament, joining North Carolina (No. 1 - South), Wake Forest (No. 4 - Midwest), Florida State (No. 5 - East), Boston College (No. 7 -Midwest), Clemson (No. 7 - South) and Maryland (No. 10 - West). The Big East and Big Ten also have seven teams in the tournament field.
Duke is 11-6 in their 18 games during the 2008-09 season against teams in the 65-team 2009 NCAA Tournament field. The Blue Devils have wins over Florida State (3), Maryland (3), Wake Forest, Boston College, Michigan, Purdue and Xavier.