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The Northwest men's basketball team, as the defending NCAA Division II national champion, will plan an exhibition game against Duke University Friday, Oct. 27 at the historic Cameron Indoor Stadium. (Northwest Missouri State University photo)

The Northwest men's basketball team, as the defending NCAA Division II national champion, will plan an exhibition game against Duke University Friday, Oct. 27 at the historic Cameron Indoor Stadium. (Northwest Missouri State University photo)

Oct. 23, 2017

Northwest men’s basketball to face Duke University Friday

The Northwest men’s basketball team is traveling to Durham, North Carolina, to play the Duke University Blue Devils on Friday, Oct. 27 at the historic Cameron Indoor Stadium as it begins its quest to defend the 2017 NCAA Division II National Championship crown, and Northwest supporters and fans are invited to get in on the action.

Doors at Cameron Indoor open at 6 p.m. EST with tip-off set for 7 p.m. EST, 6 p.m. CDT.

Fans who cannot attend the game may view it on www.espn.com/watch/. Click the play button in the middle of the screen to open a menu and select your cable provider. Click your provider and log in to your account. Once logged in, a list of upcoming events will appear on the right of the screen. 

Fans also may tune into the Bearcat Radio Network to listen to the play-by-play. The game will be broadcast on KXCV Maryville 90.5 FM and KRNW Chillicothe 88.9 FM, online at www.kxcv.org and on the KXCV-KRNW app for iOS devices.

 

Pre-Game Gathering

Fans traveling to the game are invited to a pre-game gathering with complimentary hors de oeuvres and a cash bar, hosted by the Northwest Alumni Association and Northwest Athletics. The event will be 4 to 5:30 p.m. EST in the Blue Devil Tower-Delta Suite Level, 110 Frank Bassett Dr., on the Duke University campus; it is a 5-10 minute walk to Cameron Indoor Stadium.

Fans may park in the Blue Zone Parking Lot, located off of Duke University Road. Watch for the signs. Click here for a walking map

Click here for a map of the Duke University Campus.

 

Watch Parties

The Northwest Alumni Association will host a watch party at Carson’s Sports Grille, 310 N. Main St. in Maryville, beginning at 5:30 p.m. CDT.

Northwest fans organizing additional watch parties that are open to the public, should contact Brenda Untiedt at brenda@nwmissouri.edu or 660.562.1248 before noon Wednesday, Oct. 25 with the details.

A list of watch parties may be found on Northwest’s online calendar by clicking here.

 

Listen to Dr. J talk with Coach K

In anticipation of the game Northwest President Dr. John Jasinski talked with legendary Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski for the October edition of “All Things Northwest” on KXCV-KRNW.

During the interview, Krzyzewski talked with Jasinski about the upcoming exhibition game as well as his leadership and passion for education, molding his players into successful men, and the importance of family.

Listen to the interview by clicking here.

 

About the matchup

Duke has annually invited the defending Division II champion to play on its home court since 2009. The contest is played as an exhibition game and will not count toward either team’s record.

Northwest Head Coach Ben McCollum and the Bearcats went 35-1 last season en route to a 71-61 win against Fairmont State University and the program’s first national championship. Key returners include All-MIAA selections Chris Ebou Ndow and Justin Pitts, who received player of the year honors from a bevy of organizations last season.

The Blue Devils, meanwhile, have been a dominant force in NCAA Division I basketball for decades. Krzyzewski is entering his 38th season with 998 wins at Duke and an NCAA Division I men’s record 1,071 wins overall. His 91 NCAA tournament wins are a record, and his 12 Final Four appearances are tied for most all-time. He has led the U.S. Men’s Senior National Team to six gold medals, in addition to his five NCAA championships with Duke. 


For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager
mhorn@nwmissouri.edu | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

Northwest Missouri State University
215 Administration Building | 800 University Drive | Maryville, MO 64468