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Notre Dame men’s basketball to host Duke for first time since ‘95

Notre Dame's Eric Atkins right drives around defense Louisville's Russ Smith during first half an NCAA college basketball game Saturday

Notre Dame's Eric Atkins, right, drives around the defense of Louisville's Russ Smith during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game on Saturday, March 9, 2013, in Louisville, Ky. Louisville defeated Notre Dame 73-57. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

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The Notre Dame men’s basketball team will have a home game against Duke for the first time since 1995 as part of the Irish’s first ACC schedule.

The conference announced opponent pairings for 2013-14 league games on Tuesday.

Notre Dame will play each ACC school at least once as part of the 18-game conference schedule.

Notre Dame will have home and road games against North Carolina, Virginia, Georgia Tech and Boston College. The Irish last played at North Carolina in 1993. The Tar Heels’ last trip to Notre Dame was in 1994.

Additionally, Notre Dame will have home-only games vs. Clemson, North Carolina State, Pittsburgh, Virginia Tech and the aforementioned meeting with the Blue Devils. Notre Dame last played Duke in the 2002 NCAA tournament. Duke holds a 19-2 lead in the all-time series and has won the last 11 contests between the teams.

Notre Dame will have road-only games against Florida State, Maryland, Miami, Syracuse and Wake Forest.

Dates will be announced at a later time. The ACC men’s basketball tournament will be held March 12-16 at Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, N.C.



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