Duke basketball has 2 highest-rated college basketball games this season
Duke has been involved in the two highest-rated college basketball games in the country this season.
The Blue Devils’ win over Gonzaga is the top game with an estimated 2.793 million viewers. Duke’s victory vs. Kentucky in the season-opener at Madison Square Garden drew 1.782 million people.
According to Duke, the Gonzaga game is the most-watched college basketball game on ESPN since Duke-North Carolina in 2019.
— Duke Men’s Basketball (@DukeMBB) December 13, 2021
With several marquee matchups still remaining in Mike Krzyzewski’s final season, Duke could break this record again this season. The Blue Devils still have their entire ACC slate ahead of them.
Attention will of course be on Duke’s games vs. North Carolina — in Chapel Hill on Feb. 5 and in Durham on March 5.
Duke has also has 5-star phenom Paolo Banchero who is sure to draw some viewers. Banchero is living up to expectations so far, averaging 17.8 points per game on 50 percent shooting.
Duke plays South Carolina State on Tuesday.