The Duke women’s basketball schedule for the 2012-2013 season was announced on Thursday with six games set to be televised on the ESPN family of networks.
The Blue Devils non-conference schedule had previously been announced, as they open the season with three straight at Cameron Indoor Stadium: Presbyterian (November 17th), Iona, (November 18th), and Valparaiso (November 23rd). They then hit the road to face Xavier (November 25th) and Michigan (November 28th), with the game against the Wolverines being a part of the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.
Duke will return home to face California on December 2nd and then begin their ACC schedule on December 6th against Georgia Tech (at Cameron). The Blue Devils then travel up to Madison Square Garden in NY to play in the Maggie Dixon Classic against an upstart St. John’s.
Following exams, they head out to California for the homecoming of Cheslsea Gray and Chloe Wells, as they play in the Trojan Classic. They will face CSU-Bakersfield on December 21st and either USC or UC Davis the following day.
Following Christmas, the Blue Devils will face Monmouth on December 30th before beginning the full ACC slate. That starts at NC State on January 3rd.
Duke continues on the road up to Boston College on January 6th. They return home to face Clemson on January 10th before heading back out on the road to face Wake Forest (January 13th). They return home to then play Virginia Tech on January 16th.
Traveling to play UConn on January 21st as part of ESPN’s Big Monday interrupts their ACC schedule and closes out their non-conference slate.
The Blue Devils restart the ACC schedule with two straight home games: Boston College (January 27th) and Miami (January 31st).
Their first rivalry game will be at North Carolina on February 3rd. That game will be televised at 1pm ET on ESPNU. After traveling to Virginia (February 8th on ESPN3), they return home to face rival Maryland on another Big Monday (February 11th). It begins at 7pm ET on ESPN2.
The Blue Devils will spend Valentine’s Day at Virginia Tech before returning home for two straight: Wake Forest (February 17th) and Florida State (February 22nd).
Duke then finishes the regular season with three straight tough tests (especially if Miami is just as good as last season). Two of their final three games are on the road. It begins at Maryland on February 24th. The game will air on ESPN2 at 3pm ET. Next is a trip to Miami on February 28th. Their final game of the season will be at Cameron against rival UNC on March 3rd. It will be held at 4pm ET and televised on ESPN2.
*The ACC Tournament will again be held in Greensboro, NC from March 7-11. Duke will host first and second round NCAA Tournament games on March 24th and 26th.
**The Blue Devils will play their annual Blue/White scrimmage on October 28th at 1pm ET. They then will play two exhibition games: Shaw on October 30th and Queens on November 4th.