Duke basketball will play a non conference schedule featuring marquee games against Michigan State and Indiana in the 2017-18 season.
On Monday, the rest of the schedule — which also includes St. John’s and a possible meeting with national runner-up Gonzaga — was released to round out the previously known top games.
Duke will launch its season on Nov. 10 against Elon, with another game the following day against Utah Valley to prep for another edition of the Champions Classic. The Blue Devils meet the Spartans in the annual event this season, the third time in the past four seasons and seventh time since 2010 that the teams have played. Duke holds an 11-2 edge against MSU and has won the past six meetings.
Duke also will play in the PK80, a 16-team early-season event honoring Nike co-founder and Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame inductee Phil Knight as he celebrates his 80th birthday. The tournament will feature two eight-team brackets.
Duke’s lone road game in the nonconference comes in its ACC/Big Ten Challenge matchup with Indiana on Nov. 29.
Oct. 20: Countdown to Craziness
Oct. 27: Northwest Missouri State (exhibition)
Nov. 4: Bowie State (exhibition)
Nov. 10: Elon
Nov. 11: Utah Valley
Nov. 14: Michigan State (Champions Classic in Chicago)
Nov. 17: Southern
Nov. 20: Furman
Nov. 23: Portland State (PK80 in Portland, Ore.)
Nov. 24: Butler/Texas (PK80 in Portland, Ore.)
Nov. 26: Florida/Gonzaga/Stanford/Ohio State (PK80 in Portland, Ore.)
Nov. 29: at Indiana (ACC/Big Ten Challenge)
Dec. 2: South Dakota
Dec. 5: Saint Francis
Dec. 20: Evansville
Feb. 3: at St. John’s (Madison Square Garden)