Duke preparing for difficult games at Notre Dame, North Carolina this week
Duke will have a pair of tough tests in ACC play this week.
The Blue Devils are set to face Notre Dame and North Carolina on the road this week — and both teams are undefeated at home so far this season.
First it will be the Irish on Monday night. Notre Dame is 9-0 at home this season, which is a record that includes wins over Clemson, North Carolina and Kentucky.
Then on Saturday, the Blue Devils will play in Chapel Hill in their first matchup of the year vs. their arch rival. North Carolina is 12-0 at home this season and has wins over Michigan, Virginia Tech and Virginia.
It will also be coach Mike Krzyzewski’s final game against the Tar Heels in Chapel Hill. His last game against UNC in Durham is scheduled for March 5.
If Duke can find a way to win both games, it will go a long way towards securing the regular season ACC title. These are arguably the two toughest remaining games on Duke’s schedule until the ACC Tournament.
Duke (7-2) is currently just a half game back of Miami for the ACC lead.
Tipoff vs. Notre Dame is at 7:00 p.m. ET on Monday night.