VUU to take on Duke in N.C.
Fred Jeter | 10/18/2018, 6 a.m.
CIAA champ vs. Duke University
Tuesday, Oct. 23
Virginia Union University plays Duke University at Cameron Indoor Stadium in Durham, N.C.
Tipoff: 7 p.m., televised on ACCN Extra
Virginia Union University faces long odds Tuesday, Oct. 23, when Coach Jay Butler’s Panthers play powerhouse Duke University in an exhibition basketball game in Durham, N.C.
Tipoff is 7 p.m. at Cameron Indoor Stadium on Duke’s campus.
The Blue Devils have won five NCAA titles and been runners-up on six occasions. VUU has won three NCAA Division II crowns, most recently in 2004.
Since 2010, Duke has agreed to face the CIAA champion in what amounts to a preseason practice game. Results haven’t been favorable for CIAA teams. The Blue Devils are 8-0 in the series, with eight blowouts.
VUU claimed the CIAA title last winter in Charlotte, N.C., but lost most of its firepower to graduation.
Duke was 29-8 last year but lost three stars — Marvin Bagley, Wendell Carter and Grayson Allen — in the first round of the NBA draft.
Duke’s top newcomer is Zion Williamson, the nation’s No. 1 ranked high school player in the Class of 2018.