Fast facts

League: ACC

Team: Duke Blue Devils

Head Coach: Mike Krzyzewski

Team Mascot: Blue Devil

Year Opened: 1940

Capacity: 9314

City / State: Durham / North Carolina

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Rivalries & Top Games to Attend

Duke vs North Carolina

Rival Team: UNC Tar Heels

Duke-North Carolina is arguably the biggest rivalry in college basketball, so if you ever have the chance to attend a game between these two Tobacco Road rivals jump at it. The rivalry has produced many unforgettable moments over the years including Duke’s 87-86 triple overtime victory over the Tar Heels in 1968. National media sports outlets like ESPN and Sports Illustrated have ranked the rivalry as the best in college basketball, so make sure to attend a Duke-North Carolina game if you ever get the chance.

Duke vs Wake Forest

Rival Team: Wake Forest Demon Deacons

The rivalry between Duke and Wake Forest may get overshadowed by the Blue Devil’s rivalry with the Tar Heels, but the Duke-Wake Forest rivalry is actually the Blue Devil’s oldest rivalry. It dates back to the 1905-06 season and has been going strong ever since. If you’re looking to attending a great matchup, then there are few better than a Duke-Wake Forest game.

Duke vs Maryland

Rival Team: Maryland Terrapins

Duke and Maryland was one of the fiercest rivalries in the country when Maryland was in the ACC. The two teams had several hard fought battles over the years including an 87-72 Terps win against #1 Duke in 2003. While the two won’t play regularly anymore, there is still a good chance to see them square off in the Big Ten-ACC Challenge, so be on alert for when these two teams meet next as you wouldn’t want to miss it.

Duke vs Michigan

Rival Team: Michigan Wolverines

Duke-Michigan has been an intense inter-conference rivalry since the 1960s. The two schools met annually from 1963 to 1970 and 1989 to 2002. They’ve also squared off several times in the Big Ten-ACC challenge as well as the NCAA Tournament, including the 1992 National Championship Game. You won’t want to miss it when the Michigan comes to town as the in-game atmosphere will be palpable.

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Fast facts

League: ACC

Team: Duke Blue Devils

Head Coach: Mike Krzyzewski

Team Mascot: Blue Devil

Year Opened: 1940

Capacity: 9314

City / State: Durham / North Carolina