PDA

View Full Version : 2014-2015 Schedule Speculation



pfrduke
03-26-2014, 02:27 PM
Schedule building is one of my favorite off-season activities, and since our off-season started a little earlier than desired, I thought I'd dig in. Knowns so far:

11/14-15 (likely) - campus games in Coaches vs. Cancer - opponents TBD
11/18 - Michigan State (Indianapolis)
11/21 - Coaches vs. Cancer semifinals - Stanford/UNLV/Temple (Brooklyn)
11/22 - Coaches vs. Cancer finals/consolation - Stanford/UNLV/Temple (Brooklyn)
12/2 or 12/3 - ACC/B1G Challenge game (almost certainly on the road after 2 straight home games - my bet is on return trip to Ann Arbor or a trip to Madison)

A couple notes: the CvC field is disappointing. It's the weakest preseason tournament field for Duke that I can recall (2010 NIT field wasn't great, since UConn stunk that year, but playing the Huskies in NY is probably tougher than any of the matchups here - 2009 CvC was also pretty weak). The silver lining aspect of that is that we're likely to get our preseason tournament winning streak started up again. Also, the CvC guarantees the host schools a spot in NY, so even if we did something silly like lose one of the campus games, we'll be playing in the Barclays regardless.

The team probably will get Thanksgiving week off, with maybe a home game that Saturday or Sunday as a warmup to the ACC/B1G road trip. Glad we have a road game coming this year - we should draw one of the top 3-4 teams in the Big Ten and it probably won't be MSU given the Champions Classic game. I'd prefer Ann Arbor or Madison to Columbus, but as long as it's not College Park, I'll be happy.

Several of the other ACC teams have their preseason tournaments lined up:

BC - Puerto Rico (ok field, headlined by UConn and New Mexico, also featuring Dayton and West Virginia - BC will likely get one of these 4 teams as a first-round opponent)
Clemson - Paradise Jam (pretty weak field - Clemson and LSU likely to be the two best teams; Weber State might be next best)
FSU & Notre Dame - Hall of Fame Tip Off (I'm assuming this was set before ND was joining the conference - the two will almost certainly be placed across the bracket from each other with Providence and UMass as the other opponents; all teams that could be at large/bubble teams)
Georgia Tech - Old Spice (tough at the top - Kansas and Michigan St - plus Tennessee, Xavier, and Marquette)
Miami - Charleston (weak field so far - major conference bottom feeders (both USCs! Penn State!) plus Akron and Cornell)
UNC - Atlantis (strong field - includes Florida, Wisconsin, UCLA, Oklahoma, and Georgetown - I assume this will be seeded to set up a UNC-Florida final)
Pitt - Maui (pretty good field - Arizona, San Diego St, Kansas St, Missouri, BYU, Purdue, and, of course, Chaminade - there should be 2-3 top 25 teams out of that group)
Syracuse - 2kSports (pretty good final 4, with Texas, Iowa, and Cal)
Virginia - Barclays (weak field - Vanderbilt, Rutgers, and La Salle; that's worse than the CvC. Virginia should aim higher than this)

1 24 90
03-26-2014, 09:16 PM
I'm trying to pinpoint when win # 1,000 is going to take place. 17 wins to go!

hurleyfor3
03-26-2014, 10:08 PM
W w w w w w l w w w w w w w w w w l w w w w w w w w l w l w w l w w l w w l

Board won't let me do all caps, even with spacing

Dev11
03-27-2014, 09:49 AM
W w w w w w l w w w w w w w w w w l w w w w w w w w l w l w w l w w l w w l

Board won't let me do all caps, even with spacing

Lose at the Dean Dome, ACC runner-ups, and Sweet Sixteen? I feel like we have a higher ceiling than that.


Unless you did that backwards, in which case the non-con home win streak is toast.

hurleyfor3
03-27-2014, 11:41 AM
Lose at the Dean Dome, ACC runner-ups, and Sweet Sixteen? I feel like we have a higher ceiling than that.

I thought that this year.

blazindw
03-27-2014, 12:05 PM
I wonder whether we will have any true road games other than the ACC/B1G challenge in the nonconference schedule? Also, who will be our annual NYC "home game" opponent? I'd love to see us play a couple more games on the road against some quality opponents. It would hopefully help us prepare for the long road in the ACC.

pfrduke
03-28-2014, 09:46 AM
I wonder whether we will have any true road games other than the ACC/B1G challenge in the nonconference schedule? Also, who will be our annual NYC "home game" opponent? I'd love to see us play a couple more games on the road against some quality opponents. It would hopefully help us prepare for the long road in the ACC.

We just don't schedule these, though. We haven't played a non-conference, non-ACC/B1G challenge true road game since 2011 and that was at UNCG because it gave us a chance to play in the Greensboro Coliseum (the Temple game in 2012 was at Wells Fargo, not the Liacouras Center). The last one of these that was in a pure college arena was at Michigan in 2009 (not an ACC/B1G game - we played at Purdue in the challenge that year).

blazindw
03-28-2014, 10:10 AM
We just don't schedule these, though. We haven't played a non-conference, non-ACC/B1G challenge true road game since 2011 and that was at UNCG because it gave us a chance to play in the Greensboro Coliseum (the Temple game in 2012 was at Wells Fargo, not the Liacouras Center). The last one of these that was in a pure college arena was at Michigan in 2009 (not an ACC/B1G game - we played at Purdue in the challenge that year).

Oh, I know we don't schedule them. Just sorta wishful thinking on my part...

SCMatt33
03-28-2014, 10:16 AM
We just don't schedule these, though. We haven't played a non-conference, non-ACC/B1G challenge true road game since 2011 and that was at UNCG because it gave us a chance to play in the Greensboro Coliseum (the Temple game in 2012 was at Wells Fargo, not the Liacouras Center). The last one of these that was in a pure college arena was at Michigan in 2009 (not an ACC/B1G game - we played at Purdue in the challenge that year).

We have played other road games. They were just forgettable. We went to Georgetown for the last time in 2010 and to St. John's for the last time in 2011. Neither was on a campus site, but both were on the other team's regular home court. Beyond this, it depends on your definition of a true road game. If you go by what the common perception is of the fans and media, a game like Temple in 2012 would not count. The only games they have played at Wells Fargo in the recent past are Duke and Villanova (who plays a significant number of games there). However, in the committee room, this is counted towards Duke's "road" record because it met the official definition of a "home" game for Temple. This definition has to do with proximity and ownership of ticket sales, but it was considered a "true" road game by the technical definition.

The lack of road games on the schedule in the last two years, though, has to do more with the ACC than any change in scheduling philosophy. Dukd has pretty consistently scheduled 9-10 road games per year depending on the challenge game for several years now. The difference is that with the extra conference games, Duke stopped scheduling the equivalent (1 home and 1 road) non conference games.

pfrduke
03-28-2014, 11:05 AM
We have played other road games. They were just forgettable. We went to Georgetown for the last time in 2010 and to St. John's for the last time in 2011. Neither was on a campus site, but both were on the other team's regular home court. Beyond this, it depends on your definition of a true road game. If you go by what the common perception is of the fans and media, a game like Temple in 2012 would not count. The only games they have played at Wells Fargo in the recent past are Duke and Villanova (who plays a significant number of games there). However, in the committee room, this is counted towards Duke's "road" record because it met the official definition of a "home" game for Temple. This definition has to do with proximity and ownership of ticket sales, but it was considered a "true" road game by the technical definition.

The lack of road games on the schedule in the last two years, though, has to do more with the ACC than any change in scheduling philosophy. Dukd has pretty consistently scheduled 9-10 road games per year depending on the challenge game for several years now. The difference is that with the extra conference games, Duke stopped scheduling the equivalent (1 home and 1 road) non conference games.

Nothing that you said is different from anything I said.

I think when people on this board talk about "true" road games, they mean something other than games played in NBA arenas, even if those NBA arenas happen to be the most frequent home court for our opponent. Which is why I pointed to Michigan in 2009 as the last road game in a college arena.

I agree with you that the 18-game ACC schedule decreases the likelihood of adding another road game.

Also, I don't feel strongly one way or another about the need for "true" road games. If we're not prepared to play in a hostile environment after 9 ACC road games, a trip to Allen Field House (for example) in November/December isn't going to change that.

Lar77
03-28-2014, 11:35 AM
I thought that part of the deal to get the Barclays Center for the ACC Championship was that the ACC has to play a couple of games against the A10. I'm sure Duke is on that list.

SCMatt33
03-28-2014, 11:59 AM
Nothing that you said is different from anything I said.

I think when people on this board talk about "true" road games, they mean something other than games played in NBA arenas, even if those NBA arenas happen to be the most frequent home court for our opponent. Which is why I pointed to Michigan in 2009 as the last road game in a college arena.

I think the NBA arena depends a lot on the team. For a team like Temple, it's definitely not the same as a road game. Georgetown on the other hand, would definitely be a road game same a one on campus in my book. That's pretty much their only home court. It's not like St. John's or Nova who split time. I can count on one hand the number of regular season games that Georgetown has played on campus in the last decade. If being in campus is the dividing line, you could say that we won't be playing true road games against Louisville because the Yum center isn't on campus. U of L doesn't have to share with an NBA team, but other than that, it's pretty much equivalent to Georgetown at the Verizon Center.

That being said, I wholeheartedly agree that non conference road games would help in the postseason. I can see them helping in the regular season given how much Duke struggled in early ACC road games this year, but it's not really significant.

jmck214
03-28-2014, 01:29 PM
I thought that part of the deal to get the Barclays Center for the ACC Championship was that the ACC has to play a couple of games against the A10. I'm sure Duke is on that list.

That series doesn't start until the fall of 2015

msdukie
03-29-2014, 09:27 PM
With Central Missouri's DII title today, you can likely add them to the exhibition schedule. Also, wasn't there a rumor a couple of months ago about scheduling Dayton in Cameron in December?

HCheek37
04-23-2014, 03:56 PM
We will be playing UConn in the Meadowlands just before Christmas!

http://espn.go.com/mens-college-basketball/story/_/id/10829129/uconn-huskies-duke-blue-devils-play-other-meadowlands-season

Katz also notes that the Big10/Acc Challenge partners will be announced next week. I'd think we are headed for a road game in Wisconsin. ESPN will dub it as the BATTLE OF THE K'S.

Duvall
04-23-2014, 04:21 PM
We will be playing UConn in the Meadowlands just before Christmas!

http://espn.go.com/mens-college-basketball/story/_/id/10829129/uconn-huskies-duke-blue-devils-play-other-meadowlands-season

Katz also notes that the Big10/Acc Challenge partners will be announced next week. I'd think we are headed for a road game in Wisconsin. ESPN will dub it as the BATTLE OF THE K'S.

Oof, the Meadowlands? I guess it comes cheap, at least.

Olympic Fan
04-23-2014, 04:23 PM
And didn't I read that we are likely to play St. John's in the Garden in late January?

pfrduke
04-23-2014, 04:28 PM
And didn't I read that we are likely to play St. John's in the Garden in late January?

Yes, the front page reported that last week (I think).

Getting a non-conference matchup against UCONN sort of makes up for the uninspiring field in the Barclays Center Classic.

duke2x
04-23-2014, 07:53 PM
To borrow from the original poster, a summary of knowns and educated guesses:

11/14-15 (likely) - campus games in Coaches vs. Cancer - opponents TBD.
11/18 - Michigan State (Indianapolis)
11/21 - Coaches vs. Cancer semifinals - Stanford/UNLV/Temple (Brooklyn)
11/22 - Coaches vs. Cancer finals/consolation - Stanford/UNLV/Temple (Brooklyn)
12/2 or 12/3 -at Big Ten (Wisconsin per ESPN rumor)
12/20 (date is Sat, but only a guess) UConn in NJ (per ESPN rumor)
1/31 at St. John's (rumor linked on DBR)

I think we pretty much know the meat of the schedule. It is a safe assumption that we will play the other 5 games in Cameron because we would have a 7-6 split.

Home (16) - CVC (2); TBD (5), UNC, Wake, Syracuse, ND, Pitt, Clemson, BC, Miami, GT
Away (11) - St. John's, B10, UNC, Wake, Syracuse, ND, FSU, Louisville, UVA, VT, NCSU
Neutral (4) - CVC (2); UConn, MSU

gumbomoop
04-23-2014, 08:14 PM
.... makes up for the uninspiring field in the Barclays Center Classic.

It's at the Barclays Center, but it's actually Coaches v. Cancer Classic. [There's a separate BCC, which will feature UVa.]. Duke will be the obvious favorite for this, but both UNLV and Stanford will have solid teams.

UNLV returns 2 very good players -- big guard/leading scorer Bryce Dejean-Jones and PF/C Khem Birch, who started out at Pitt, transferred, averaged 10 rpg last season. Plus very strong incoming recruits, including 2 top-20 guys and Goodluck Okonoboh.

Johnny returns 3 starters, some promising sophs, and a solid recruiting class headed by Reid Travis, who's likely the starting PF right away. I realize Travis didn't wow people in the all-star games, but he wasn't out of his league. Johnny also brings in promising PG Robert Cartwright.

Temple probably by far weakest of the 4, so it would make sense for Duke to play them in semis. But I'll guess Duke will get UNLV, for old times' sake. Sure would prefer to see Dawkins and Krzyzewski in the final.

Newton_14
04-23-2014, 08:42 PM
Oh, I know we don't schedule them. Just sorta wishful thinking on my part...
Back in the day we did. Good times. I know K wants to prepare for tourney play, but it would be nice to head into our first ACC Road game having played 1 or 2 tough games on an opponents home court. Those days are gone I suppose.

blazindw
04-23-2014, 09:49 PM
Back in the day we did. Good times. I know K wants to prepare for tourney play, but it would be nice to head into our first ACC Road game having played 1 or 2 tough games on an opponents home court. Those days are gone I suppose.

Yea, that's what I was getting at. It's cool for the fans, but I see K's main logic: in the NCAA tournament, everything's on a neutral court. Still, having true road games prepares us for tournament settings where the other 7 teams' fans are pull for our opponent.

sagegrouse
04-24-2014, 06:08 AM
Back in the day we did. Good times. I know K wants to prepare for tourney play, but it would be nice to head into our first ACC Road game having played 1 or 2 tough games on an opponents home court. Those days are gone I suppose.


Yea, that's what I was getting at. It's cool for the fans, but I see K's main logic: in the NCAA tournament, everything's on a neutral court. Still, having true road games prepares us for tournament settings where the other 7 teams' fans are pull for our opponent.

The lack of "true road games" in November and January is because of economics not competitive challenges. Cameron is small and none of the top teams will accept a home-and-home series. Duke will not play just a road game or play a three-game series with two on the road. The point of detente is to hold such games or series at neutral arenas.

blazindw
04-24-2014, 09:01 AM
The lack of "true road games" in November and January is because of economics not competitive challenges. Cameron is small and none of the top teams will accept a home-and-home series. Duke will not play just a road game or play a three-game series with two on the road. The point of detente is to hold such games or series at neutral arenas.

I don't think it's solely that, but do agree that's a factor. No one wants to play in Cameron but would love for us to come to their house.

HCheek37
04-24-2014, 10:07 AM
At the risk of a huge jinx (for those that believe in them), it will be interesting to see how the ACC schedules our early conference games. Over the past 5 years, we have won our 17th game between Jan 19-27 and this year our 17th win will be a little more special as it will represent Coach K's 1000th.

I personally wouldn't be surprised to see a 3 game stretch at Cameron in mid-January through the "quirks" of ACC scheduling to give K a chance to get the milestone in Cameron. Perhaps a Syracuse matchup would make for a memorable 1000th win.

sagegrouse
04-24-2014, 12:41 PM
I don't think it's solely that, but do agree that's a factor. No one wants to play in Cameron but would love for us to come to their house.

Let me state my views more colorfully: "The evil and grasping ADs at potential opponents do not want a home-and-home with Duke because Cameron is too small and the proceeds too meager. The upstanding Devils will not do a two-for-one as a matter of pride (one home game, two away games)." IMHO (where the H is silent), the opposing ADs would have no problem losing at Cameron if it seated 19,314 instead of 9,314.

tbyers11
04-24-2014, 12:50 PM
Let me state my views more colorfully: "The evil and grasping ADs at potential opponents do not want a home-and-home with Duke because Cameron is too small and the proceeds too meager. The upstanding Devils will not do a two-for-one as a matter of pride (one home game, two away games)." IMHO (where the H is silent), the opposing ADs would have no problem losing at Cameron if it seated 19,314 instead of 9,314.

Why would opposing ADs (or coaches) come to Cameron if it seated 10,000 more people? They don't get any money off the game at our place. They get $$$ from the game at their place. They don't want to come to Cameron because the home-court advantage is too strong.

I think the lack of true road games (outside of mandated B10/ACC games) stems somewhat from Coach K wanting to play games in neutral arenas but mostly from other coaches/ADs not wanting to play in Cameron. Duke won't play a road game without a return home game because then Duke loses $$$. So everyone decides to play neutral court games where both schools make money.

Duvall
04-24-2014, 12:56 PM
Back in the day we did. Good times. I know K wants to prepare for tourney play, but it would be nice to head into our first ACC Road game having played 1 or 2 tough games on an opponents home court. Those days are gone I suppose.

To be fair, back in the day Duke played one or two fewer conference road games each year.

sagegrouse
04-24-2014, 01:00 PM
Why would opposing ADs (or coaches) come to Cameron if it seated 10,000 more people? They don't get any money off the game at our place. They get $$$ from the game at their place. They don't want to come to Cameron because the home-court advantage is too strong.

I think the lack of true road games (outside of mandated B10/ACC games) stems somewhat from Coach K wanting to play games in neutral arenas but mostly from other coaches/ADs not wanting to play in Cameron. Duke won't play a road game without a return home game because then Duke loses $$$. So everyone decides to play neutral court games where both schools make money.

I believe every deal can be negotiated. It you are right that in most cases, Duke keeps the proceeds, then Duke doesn't want to play in Cameron when it can sell out the Meadowlands. There is a lot more money on the table to be divided, however, the deal is structured.

conmanlhughes
04-24-2014, 03:21 PM
I believe every deal can be negotiated. It you are right that in most cases, Duke keeps the proceeds, then Duke doesn't want to play in Cameron when it can sell out the Meadowlands. There is a lot more money on the table to be divided, however, the deal is structured.

You are digging too deep into the financial aspect of this. I suggest starting a new thread on the economics of scheduling road games vs neutral games vs home games. This is a schedule speculation thread, not the Speculation on the Economic Driving Factor behind the evil, money grabbing AD's arrangment of nonconference games.

In the meantime, I will continue speculating what actual games will be played (since that is sort of the point of the thread)

sagegrouse
04-24-2014, 04:55 PM
You are digging too deep into the financial aspect of this. I suggest starting a new thread on the economics of scheduling road games vs neutral games vs home games. This is a schedule speculation thread, not the Speculation on the Economic Driving Factor behind the evil, money grabbing AD's arrangment of nonconference games.

In the meantime, I will continue speculating what actual games will be played (since that is sort of the point of the thread)

Oh, I am done. I was reacting to what I believe is a canard: the location of November and December games (part of scheduling, you might agree) derives primarily from concerns about competitive advantage. No, the location is mostly about making money.

Kindly,
Sage
'And BTW the toughest competition is the game that most people want to watch'

gurufrisbee
04-24-2014, 06:15 PM
I see Duke and UConn are scheduled. Does anyone know where I can find a history of their head to head games? Thanks.

pfrduke
04-24-2014, 06:41 PM
I see Duke and UConn are scheduled. Does anyone know where I can find a history of their head to head games? Thanks.

Check the media guide, which is available on the men's basketball page at GoDuke.com.

brevity
04-24-2014, 06:56 PM
The point of detente is to hold such games or series at neutral arenas.

I couldn't have said it better myself. But James Bond could...

4094

"That's détente, comrade. You don't have it. I don't have it."

Olympic Fan
04-25-2014, 12:43 AM
I see Duke and UConn are scheduled. Does anyone know where I can find a history of their head to head games? Thanks.

Duke leads the series 5-4

Duke won the first four meetings, starting with the 1964 East Regional title game in Reynolds Coliseum in Raleigh. They didn't have seeding in those days and the real test was the semifinals, between No. 3 Duke and No. 7 Villanova. Duke won that one as Jeff Mullins had one of the great games in Duke history. That night, UConn -- coached by former Duke assistant Fred Shabel -- upset Princeton with Bill Bradley in the other semifinal. Duke killed UConn in the title game -- 101-54 (I believe that's the largest margin of victory in a regional title game in NCAA history).

Duke won the next meeting in December of 1976 in overtime. The third meeting was the 1990 East title game in the Meadowlands -- the game Duke won in OT on Laettner's first famous buzzer-beater. Duke made it 4-0 vs. UConn with a second-round NCAA victory over the Huskies in 1991.

Then the tide turned. UConn beat Duke in November of 1994 (the 13-18 year) and again in the 1999 national title game in St. Pete. UConn then edged Duke in the second game of the 1999-2000 season in Madison Square Garden. The Huskies then evened the series with that controversial win in the 2004 national semifinals in San Antonio.

Duke regained the lead in the series with a 68-59 victory in the 2009-10 preseason NIT in Madison Square Garden.

Two oddities in the series -- every game in the series has been on a neutral court -- they've never played in Durham or Storrs (and won't this time either). The winner of the game has won the national championship in four of the nine meetings (Duke in 1991 and 2010; UConn in 1999 and 2004) ... Duke has reached the Final Four in six of the nine seasons they've played UConn (1964, 1990, 1991, 1999, 2004 and 2010)

gumbomoop
04-25-2014, 10:40 AM
Just learned from Early Entry thread that UNLV's Khem Birch is leaving, so I'll have to recant my friendly disagreement with pfrduke's assessment of the C v. C as "uninspiring." Stanford should be inspiring enough because of the coaches, and UNLV does have some good frosh, but they're rebuilding. Sure hope Duke and Stanford are in opposite brackets.

Nugget
04-25-2014, 11:44 AM
Why would opposing ADs (or coaches) come to Cameron if it seated 10,000 more people? They don't get any money off the game at our place. They get $$$ from the game at their place. They don't want to come to Cameron because the home-court advantage is too great.

I don't believe this for a second. Other than UCLA under Steve Lavin, who said something like this, I don't think any coach in the country would have this attitude. If anything, it's the opposite - players from other teams are not psyched out by playing at Cameron, they are excited about it.

Almost everyone (even Cal) would jump at the chance for a home and home with us. The tv money and exposure more than make up for any difference in their share of the gate as a road team due to Cameron's small size.

These series don't happen for 2 reasons only: bc Coach K prefers to play the games outside of Cameron in NBA arenas in NY, NJ, Philly or Chi for purposes of NCAA prep, recruiting and to give alums a chance to see the team (which I think is about 89 percent of the reason); and bc the athletic dept makes more money doing it this way than having a road game at Kansas or Kentucky every other year.

I, too, preferred the 1985-2000 or so approach that had us playing 1 or 2 home and homes every year. Given that all our NCAA games (even in Raleigh and Charlotte!) are basically road games, I think real road games with elite teams would be equal to or better NCAA prep than playing Temple at an NBA arena with 5000 Duke fans out of the 18k there. And, it certainly doesn't seem to be helping us to have our first road game every year be the ACC opener.

jmck214
04-25-2014, 02:06 PM
Duke leads the series 5-4

Duke won the first four meetings, starting with the 1964 East Regional title game in Reynolds Coliseum in Raleigh. They didn't have seeding in those days and the real test was the semifinals, between No. 3 Duke and No. 7 Villanova. Duke won that one as Jeff Mullins had one of the great games in Duke history. That night, UConn -- coached by former Duke assistant Fred Shabel -- upset Princeton with Bill Bradley in the other semifinal. Duke killed UConn in the title game -- 101-54 (I believe that's the largest margin of victory in a regional title game in NCAA history).

Duke won the next meeting in December of 1976 in overtime. The third meeting was the 1990 East title game in the Meadowlands -- the game Duke won in OT on Laettner's first famous buzzer-beater. Duke made it 4-0 vs. UConn with a second-round NCAA victory over the Huskies in 1991.

Then the tide turned. UConn beat Duke in November of 1994 (the 13-18 year) and again in the 1999 national title game in St. Pete. UConn then edged Duke in the second game of the 1999-2000 season in Madison Square Garden. The Huskies then evened the series with that controversial win in the 2004 national semifinals in San Antonio.

Duke regained the lead in the series with a 68-59 victory in the 2009-10 preseason NIT in Madison Square Garden.

Two oddities in the series -- every game in the series has been on a neutral court -- they've never played in Durham or Storrs (and won't this time either). The winner of the game has won the national championship in four of the nine meetings (Duke in 1991 and 2010; UConn in 1999 and 2004) ... Duke has reached the Final Four in six of the nine seasons they've played UConn (1964, 1990, 1991, 1999, 2004 and 2010)

If I remember correctly (I was only 9 so I could be wrong) the 94 game was in Hartford which is essentially a home game for UCONN since they basically play all their marquee home games there

tbyers11
04-25-2014, 02:22 PM
If I remember correctly (I was only 9 so I could be wrong) the 94 game was in Hartford which is essentially a home game for UCONN since they basically play all their marquee home games there

That game was at the Palace of Auburn Hills (http://goduke.statsgeek.com/basketball-m/games/boxscore.php?gameid=19941129) as part of the Great Eight tournament (setting up games between the previous years' Elite Eight teams)

Olympic Fan
04-25-2014, 02:22 PM
If I remember correctly (I was only 9 so I could be wrong) the 94 game was in Hartford which is essentially a home game for UCONN since they basically play all their marquee home games there

Nope .. you remember incorrectly ... the Nov. 29, 1994 matchup as in Auburn Hills, Mich.

Sure of the site ... not sure of the event, but I THINK it was part of the old Great Eight event.

Duvall
04-25-2014, 02:57 PM
Nope .. you remember incorrectly ... the Nov. 29, 1994 matchup as in Auburn Hills, Mich.

Sure of the site ... not sure of the event, but I THINK it was part of the old Great Eight event.

Yes, that was the first year of that event.

duke2x
08-01-2014, 09:09 PM
Every year Duke has published a draft schedule (order of games) in its ticket application, and it ends up being the actual schedule every year. As a trivial Iron Duke, I received the ticket application every year until about three years ago when Duke began sending a postcard about holiday games instead of the brochure. I certainly respect the need to save costs, but I will again ask some kind person who gets the brochure to post it on DBR. You should have received it or will receive it shortly. Thanks in advance.

Mtn.Devil.91.92.01.10.15
08-02-2014, 06:32 AM
Pretty sure the full schedule has been released and is on another thread. Give a good search and you should find it,

Mtn.Devil.91.92.01.10.15
08-02-2014, 10:51 AM
Nope, I was mistaken. The nonconference schedule has been released, and has been discussed here. (http://forums.dukebasketballreport.com/forums/showthread.php?34021-2014-MBB-Non-Conference-Sched&highlight=schedule)

duke2x
08-09-2014, 07:12 PM
^I was off by a week as far as the mailing goes. I assumed when Duke put the holiday game tickets for low Iron Dukes on sale that season ticket brochures had been mailed at the same time. My apologies. Will anyone share this info with the rest of us?

duke2x
08-09-2014, 07:23 PM
The information was leaked on the free board of another site from the premium board. I know you aren't supposed to post information from premium boards, but it's out there if anyone is interested.

Kimist
08-09-2014, 07:24 PM
Perhaps this helps?

4282

k

Duvall
08-09-2014, 07:30 PM
Perhaps this helps?

4282

k

Thanks.

Why is Duke playing six of eight games on the road in January? Is Cameron going to be hosting the circus or something?

superdave
08-09-2014, 07:35 PM
I cannot wait for @Louisville. I want to welcome Pitino to the ACC in memorable fashion.

NSDukeFan
08-09-2014, 08:46 PM
I cannot wait for @Louisville. I want to welcome Pitino to the ACC in memorable fashion.

Yum! That does sound like a tasty treat of a game. (sorry, couldn't resist)

Duvall
08-11-2014, 01:16 PM
Schedule Non-speculation, Big Monday edition. (http://www.theacc.com/#!/news-detail/ACC-Returns-To-Big-Monday-Platform-for-2014-15_08-11-14_q2f32t)


The ACC Big Monday lineup reads as follows:

January 5 – Notre Dame at North Carolina (ESPN or ESPN2), 7 p.m.
January 19 – Pitt at Duke (ESPN), 7 p.m.
January 26 – Syracuse at North Carolina (ESPN), 7 p.m.
February 2 – Virginia at North Carolina (ESPN), 7 p.m.
February 9 – Duke at Florida State (ESPN), 7 p.m.
February 16 – Pitt at Virginia (ESPN), 7 p.m.
February 23 – Louisville at Georgia Tech (ESPN), 7 p.m.
March 2 – Virginia at Syracuse (ESPN), 7 p.m.