DURHAM, NC – Traveling to a rowdy and raucous environment, No. 12 Arizona Basketball (1-0) takes on No. 2 Duke (1-0) in a highly anticipated matchup!
The 2023-24 Arizona Basketball season is officially underway, and just days after walloping Morgan State to begin the year, the Wildcats are back in action for game two of its young season.
Returning to the hardwood for a marquee showdown with No. 2 Duke, the Wildcats will travel to Durham to take on the highly-touted and highly-ranked Blue Devils.
Coming in, the Wildcats will have to overcome significant travel, as well as a rowdy and raucous environment in what should be one of the most exciting and highly anticipated college basketball matchups this season.
With Arizona facing such a tough test early on, the Wildcats will have to be ready to go in this one as Duke is a talented and well-coached team, and overall, this should be a great litmus test for a team with so many new pieces.
Getting to Know the details about Arizona Basketball’s opponent, the Duke Blue Devils.
Team: Duke Blue Devils
Conference: Atlantic Coast Conference
Current Record: 1–0
Head Coach: Jon Scheyer enters his 2nd season as head coach of the Blue Devils where he is currently 1–0 on the year, and has a highly touted and skilled team this season.
Taking over for the legendary Mike Krzyzewski in 2022-23, Scheyer seems to coming into his own as a head coach, and while he has MASSIVE shoes to fill, he has shown to be a more than capable coaching, posting a 27–9 (14–6) record last year with a Round of 32 finish in the NCAA Tournament.
Overall, he is 28–9 (14–6) as a head basketball coach.
2022 Record: Finishing the 2022-23 season with a 27–9 (14–6) record, the Blue Devils ended their year with a 3rd Place finish in the deep and talented ACC before losing to No. 4 Tennessee in the Round of 32.
So with Arizona Basketball taking on Duke here is how you can watch and follow our Wildcats!
Arizona Basketball vs Duke Game Information and Details:
- Date: Friday, November 10, 2023
- Time: 5:00 P.M. MST / 7:00 P.M. EST
- Television: ESPN2
- Location: Cameron Indoor Stadium – Durham, NC (9,314)
- Spread: +4.5 Arizona (Don’t forget to use WynnBet or FanDuel to enhance your overall betting experience)
- Overall Series Record: 5-4 Arizona. Having met a few times in their collective history, Arizona holds the slight series lead in this matchup, with the Wildcats winning the last two straight.
- Last Meeting: The last time these two squads met was during the 2013-14 season when Arizona came away with the 72-66 win in Madison Square Garden (New York, NY), winning the NIT Season Tip-Off title.
Arizona Basketball Game Preview:
Officially kicking off the 2023-24 season, the Wildcats returned to the hardwood on Monday evening after a seemingly long and endless offseason. And to kick off the year, Arizona welcomed Morgan State into town to begin its season, as well as usher in year three of the Tommy Lloyd era in Tucson.
Scoring a whopping 122 points on 55.3 percent shooting from the field, including 12-27 (44.4 percent) from three, the Wildcats demolished the visiting Bears by a 122-59 final!
However, entering Friday’s action, this one won’t be easy by any means. In what should be one of the most exciting and highly anticipated college basketball matchups this season, the Wildcats will go toe-to-toe with the No. 2 Blue Devils.
Renewing a bit of a rivalry here, the Wildcats are going to have to play well here as Duke is a very skilled and well-coached team, and winning in Cameron Indoor Stadium is not easy.
If Arizona is to win, they are going to have to adapt to the time change, as well as play in a rowdy and raucous environment. Either way, fans should be in store for a good one! Tip-off is set for 5:00 P.M. Tucson time!