Duke to host Indiana in 2018 ACC/Big Ten Challenge

<p>Marvin Bagley III averaged a double-double during his lone season at Duke.</p>

Marvin Bagley III averaged a double-double during his lone season at Duke.

The Blue Devils added an another challenging opponent to their already stacked non-conference schedule Thursday, which includes matchups with Kentucky, Texas Tech and potential contests against Arizona and Gonzaga.

After being first reported by CBS Sports' Jon Rothstein Thursday, the ACC officially announced Friday that Duke will host Indiana at Cameron Indoor Stadium in the 20th edition of the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. The contest is set to take place on Tuesday, November 27 with the event stretching across three days. Tip-off times will be announced at a later date.

The Blue Devils-Hoosiers matchup will be the second in as many years. Then-No. 1 Duke defeated Indiana 91-81 at Assembly Hall on Nov. 29, 2017 during last year's ACC/BigTen Challenge. Former Blue Devil Marvin Bagley III led Duke with 23 points in that contest.

The matchup will provide another test for a young incoming Blue Devil squad which boasts the nation's top-three recruits in freshmen R.J. Barrett, Zion Williamson and Cam Reddish, who will be heavy contributors in an effort to replace the 86 percent of Duke's scoring from last year that has entered the upcoming 2018 NBA Draft.

Indiana's top recruit Romeo Langford—No. 5 in the ESPN Class of 2018 rankings—will look to make the most of an opportunity to garner national attention in what will likely be the biggest game of his college career when it happens. 

In addition to the Blue Devils playing the Hoosiers, Rothstein also reported other notable matchups as part of the challenge including 2018 NCAA runner-up Michigan hosting North Carolina and Louisville hosting Michigan State.

This story was updated at 11 a.m. Friday to include official announcement from both Duke and the ACC league office.


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