The 2018-19 Duke women’s basketball schedule was officially announced Tuesday as the ACC office released the schedules for all 15 member institutions. The Blue Devils will once again play a very challenging slate as head coach Joanne P. McCallie enters her 12th year with the program.
The schedule includes matchups with 12 teams that advanced to the 2018 NCAA Tournament – Miami, Florida State, Virginia, Notre Dame, Louisville, Syracuse, NC State, Oregon State, South Carolina, Maine, Elon and Florida Gulf Coast. Duke will take on two No. 1 seeds from last year’s field — Notre Dame and Louisville – including the reigning NCAA Champion Irish, while also facing four teams that punched tickets to the NCAA Elite Eight – Notre Dame, Louisville, Oregon State and South Carolina.
The Blue Devils will be showcased live on national and regional television a total of six times, but the number will rise over the next month as television schedules are finalized. All of Duke’s home contests and all league games will be aired on ACC Network Extra.
Duke will feature its annual Blue/White Scrimmage Sunday, Oct. 21 in Cameron Indoor Stadium, before hosting an exhibition contest against Alaska Anchorage Nov. 4.
The Blue Devils will open the 2018-19 campaign on the road for the fifth straight season as Duke will play at Northwestern Sunday, Nov. 11 at 2 p.m. The contest will mark the opening game in the newly renovated Welsh-Ryan Arena.
Duke will remain on the road traveling to Maine to take McCallie home to face the Black Bears Thursday, Nov. 15.
The Blue Devils will return home to host Elon in the Cameron Indoor Stadium opener Sunday, Nov. 18, before hitting the road for the Thanksgiving break to participate in the Gulf Coast Showcase in Estero, Fla. Duke will face Washington in the opener Nov. 23 and then will take on either Fordham or Ball State Nov. 24. In the final contest, the Blue Devils would face either Texas, Quinnipiac, Missouri or Michigan on Nov. 25.
Duke will return to Durham for a brief stint, before hitting the road once again to take on Wisconsin in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge Wednesday, Nov. 28.
The Blue Devils will be home to start the month of December for three straight contests – Marist (Dec. 2), UNLV (Dec. 6) and South Carolina (Dec. 9).
Duke’s final road non-conference contest will feature a trip to Corvallis, Ore., to battle Oregon State on Dec. 20.
Duke will close non-conference play with two games in Cameron Indoor Stadium against East Carolina (Dec. 28) and Florida Gulf Coast (Dec. 30).
The Blue Devils feature home ACC games versus Louisville (Jan. 6), Miami (Jan. 17), Wake Forest (Jan. 24), Syracuse (Jan. 27), Pitt (Feb. 3), Virginia Tech (Feb. 14), Clemson (Feb. 28) and North Carolina (March 3).
On the road, Duke will face NC State (Jan. 3), Georgia Tech (Jan. 10), Florida State (Jan. 20), Boston College (Jan. 31), North Carolina (Feb. 7), Virginia (Feb. 10), Notre Dame (Feb. 21) and Wake Forest (Feb. 24).
The ACC Tournament will be held March 6-10 in Greensboro, N.C., as Duke once again faces some of the stiffest competition in the nation in league play.
All home games are played in the historic Cameron Indoor Stadium. For ticket information, contact the Duke Ticket Office at (919) 681-2583 or 1-877-375-3853. You can also purchase season tickets online at www.GoDuke.com. Single game tickets and a promotional calendar will be released soon.