Duke, Arizona, announces Home-and-Home series

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DURHAM- Duke and Arizona announced a two-game home-and-away men’s basketball series on Monday that will begin with a showdown at Cameron Indoor Stadium in the 2023-24 season.

The Blue Devils and Wildcats are due to meet in Durham on Nov. 10, 2023, with Duke returning a trip to Tucson the following season on Nov. 21, 2024. Schedules and TV have yet to be released.

Duke and Arizona are two of the winningest programs in college basketball history with the Blue Devils, led by freshman head coach Jon Scheyerranked fourth on all-time winning lists with 2,246. Duke has five national championships, 44 NCAA tournament appearances and an all-time winning percentage of .711.

Under second-year head coach Tommy LloydArizona is 11th in all-time wins (1,884), with a national title, 34 NCAA appearances and a .661 winning percentage.

Arizona holds a 5-4 lead in the all-time series, with six of the meetings taking place on neutral grounds. Each of the last eight games played between the interconference rivals since 1988 have been Top 25 clashes, including six in the Top 10.

The teams last met on November 29, 2013, a 72-66 Wildcats win at the NIT Season Tip-Off at Madison Square Garden. Arizona also defeated Duke on March 24, 2011 in the NCAA West Regional Semifinals in Anaheim, California.

Behind the double-doubles of Shane Battier and Carlos Boozer, the Blue Devils eliminated the Wildcats, 82-72, in the 2001 national championship game in Minneapolis for the program’s third, of now five, national titles. Duke also won 95-87 in the 1997 Maui Invitational title game with the teams ranked No. 3 and No. 1, respectively.

Arizona has played only once before at Cameron Indoor Stadium – a 78-76 Duke victory on February 25, 1990. Duke is 0-2 in games against Arizona at McKale Center in Tucson , including a classic 103-96 in double overtime in February. 24, 1991.

Duke Head Coach Jon Scheyer
“I have tremendous respect for Tommy Lloyd and Arizona. For our team, I’m grateful for what I know will be important early-season tests. For our fans and for college basketball, it will be exciting to see these legendary programs over the next two years come together at two of the sport’s largest venues on campus.”

Tommy Lloyd, Arizona head coach
“We thought it was a great opportunity to play two games against an amazing program like Duke. Both programs are national brands with rich histories and have played memorable games against each other, especially in the NCAA Tournament. But Coach Scheyer and I thought these games would be good for our programs and our fans would be excited.”

Duke vs. Arizona All-Time Series (Arizona leads 5-4)
Dec. 16, 1961 — Duke, 78-47 — Pittsburgh, Pa. (Steel Bowl Tournament; Fitzgerald Fieldhouse)
Dec. 30, 1987 — Arizona, 91-85 — Tucson, Arizona (Fiesta Bowl Classic; McKale Center)
Feb. 26, 1989 — Arizona, 77-75 — East Rutherford, New Jersey (Meadowlands Arena)
Feb. 25, 1990 — Duke, 78-76 — Durham, NC (Cameron Indoor Stadium)
Feb. 24, 1991 — Arizona, 103-96 (2ot) — Tucson, Arizona (McKale Center)
Nov. 26, 1997 — Duke, 95-87 — Lahaina, Hawaii (Maui Invitational; Lahaina Civic Center)
April 2, 2001 — Duke, 82-72 — Minneapolis, Minnesota (NCAA Final Four; Metrodome)
March 24, 2011 — Arizona, 93-77 — Anaheim, Calif. (NCAA West Regional; Honda Center)
November 29, 2013 — Arizona, 72-66 — New York, NY (NIT Season Tip-Off; Madison Square Garden)

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