Notre Dame will open life in the Atlantic Coast Conference against one of the league’s heavyweights.
The Irish men’s basketball team plays host to Duke at 4 p.m. Jan. 4 in a game that will be televised by CBS. It will be Notre Dame’s first game as a member of the ACC, which it joined in every sport except football and hockey after leaving the Big East this summer.
“It’s funny how the ACC and television worked to get that one scheduled as our first conference game,” coach Mike Brey jokingly said in a statement about facing Duke and his mentor, Blue Devils coach Mike Krzyzewski. “I know that our fans our going to be excited to have the Blue Devils in our building. Even though our student body is still on Christmas break for that game, it's going to be an electric atmosphere in our building on that day.”
Notre Dame, which announced its ACC schedule Thursday, will stay at home for its second ACC game, playing host to North Carolina State at 9 p.m. Jan. 7.
The Irish’s first conference road game will be a trip to Florida State for an 8 p.m. game on Jan. 11.
Another highlight home game of the Irish’s first ACC season will be when Notre Dame plays host to North Carolina at noon on Feb. 8.
Notre Dame’s first game this season will be at home against Miami (Ohio) on Nov. 1. The game time will be announced at a later date.
For the Irish's basketball schedule, click here.