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IU to play Duke in 2018 ACC/Big Ten Challenge



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Junior forward Juwan Morgan dunks the ball against Duke on Wednesday evening in Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall. IU will play Duke again this season at Cameron Indoor Stadium in Durham, North Carolina. Bobby Goddin Buy Photos

For the third time in four years, IU will see the same opponent on the hardwood in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.

It was announced on Friday the Hoosiers will take on the Duke Blue Devils once again this upcoming season.

The game will be played on Nov. 27 in Cameron Indoor Stadium in Durham, North Carolina.

Last season, IU played Duke in Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall as a part of the event, losing to the Blue Devils 91-81. Now-graduated guard Robert Johnson led the way for the Hoosiers, scoring 17 points. The Hoosiers played Duke on the road during the 2015-16 season, losing 94-74 as then-freshman Brandon Ingram scored 24 points for the Blue Devils.

Duke is coming off a season in which it posted a 29-8 record, finishing second in the ACC and reaching the Elite Eight in the NCAA Tournament behind the strength of projected lottery picks Marvin Bagley and Wendell Carter.

Coach Mike Krzyzewski's squad will be loaded once again this season, as he was able to land three of the top five recruits in the country in guard R.J. Barrett and forwards Cameron Reddish and Zion Williamson. 

The Hoosiers have played Duke nine times in program history, winning three of the games.

Auston Matricardi

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