(CTN News) – The Arkansas fans are armed with their “Beat Duke Basketball” towels, eagerly anticipating the unranked Razorbacks (4-3, 0-0 SEC) to take down the No. 7 Blue Devils (5-1, 0-0 ACC) at Bud Walton Arena on Wednesday night, as part of the inaugural ACC/SEC Challenge.
ESPN will broadcast the game, which starts at 9:15 p.m. ET. This game will be the first time the two teams have met since Duke basketball emerged victorious in the 2022 Elite Eight, which was Mike Krzyzewski’s final win.
Additionally, it is the first time in the all-time series (tied at 2-2) that either team has played on the other’s home court.
Prior to the highly anticipated match,
The Duke basketball statistics broadcast disclosed the starting lineup of second-year head coach Jon Scheyer in Fayetteville, Arkansas.
The starting five consists of Tyrese Proctor,
a sophomore guard, Jeremy Roach, a senior guard,
Jared McCain, a freshman guard, Mark Mitchell,
a sophomore forward, and Kyle Filipowski, a sophomore forward.
Duke had to change their lineup for their season opener against Dartmouth due to Mitchell’s ankle injury. Ryan Young filled in for him, marking the first time Duke Basketball had deviated from their regular lineup in five games.
After the ACC/SEC Challenge, Duke will have a brief period back in Durham before traveling to Atlanta to face Georgia Tech in their conference opener on December 5th. The game will be broadcast on The CW at 2:15 p.m. ET.
Following the game against Georgia Tech, Duke will have a week-long break for exams. Once exams are over, Duke will host Charlotte on December 9th and then face Hofstra just three days later.
Duke’s schedule is packed with both away and home games, giving them opportunities to showcase their skills. With their consistent lineup and the addition of Ryan Young, Duke Basketball is prepared for any challenges that come their way.