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ACC announces future conference matchups for Duke men's basketball through 2021-22 season

<p>R.J. Barrett likely won't be a part of next year's Duke team, which will be the first to play a 20-game ACC schedule.</p>

R.J. Barrett likely won't be a part of next year's Duke team, which will be the first to play a 20-game ACC schedule.

When the ACC Network launches next, basketball will increase to a 20-game schedule for the first time in league history. So start marking your calendars for the next three seasons.

The ACC announced its conference matchups through the 2021-22 season Thursday afternoon, with no real drastic changes. Each team will keep its two primary rivals—for Duke, those teams are North Carolina and Wake Forest—and play them in a home-and-home series each season. Then, each team will have four matchups over the course of the three seasons with each of the other 12 teams—one year of a home-and-home, one just at home and one only on the road.

If that's confusing, we can break it down differently:

  • Four of the 20 games will be traditional rivalry matchups (one home, one on the road for each of the two rivals). 
  • Eight more will be home-and-home series with four other random teams, with no team playing another (excluding rivals) in more than one home-and-home during the next three seasons. 
  • Then, the last eight will be four home games and four road games against the remaining eight teams not a part of that year's home-and-home series.

Here are Duke's future opponents beginning next season:

2019-20

Home: North Carolina, Wake Forest, Boston College, Miami, N.C. State, Virginia Tech, Florida State, Louisville, Notre Dame, Pittsburgh

Away: North Carolina, Wake Forest, Boston College, Miami, N.C. State, Virginia Tech, Clemson, Georgia Tech, Syracuse, Virginia

2020-21

Home: North Carolina, Wake Forest, Georgia Tech, Louisville, Notre Dame, Pittsburgh, Boston College, Clemson, Syracuse, Virginia

Away: North Carolina, Wake Forest, Georgia Tech, Louisville, Notre Dame, Pittsburgh, Florida State, Miami, N.C. State, Virginia Tech

2021-22

Home: North Carolina, Wake Forest, Clemson, Florida State, Syracuse, Virginia, Georgia Tech, Miami, N.C. State, Virginia Tech

Away: North Carolina, Wake Forest, Clemson, Florida State, Syracuse, Virginia, Boston College, Louisville, Notre Dame, Pittsburgh

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