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Duke Adds Game To Hoops Schedule

Duke basketball cheerleaders performing during a game.

DURHAM, NORTH CAROLINA - FEBRUARY 02: Cheerleaders lead the Duke Blue Devils onto the court for their game against the St. John's Red Storm at Cameron Indoor Stadium on February 02, 2019 in Durham, North Carolina. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)

Duke basketball has another early season test lined up for the 2019-20 season. Stephen F. Austin, a regular NCAA Tournament participant over the last half-decade, is heading to Durham.

The Lumberjacks are coming off of a disappointing third season under head coach Kyle Keller. They went 14-16, for the first losing season the program has had since 2005.

The team made the NCAA Tournament for the first time in 2009, and followed it up with trips in 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2018. Brad Underwood, who led the team to those three-straight trips, parlayed his tenure into the Oklahoma State job. After one year in Stillwater, he took over at Illinois.

Stephen F. Austin announced the huge trip for the program to face Duke basketball on Thursday night.

The November 26 game will be the first meeting between the Blue Devils and Lumberjacks.

With the announcement, Duke's 2019-20 schedule continues to take shape.

The Blue Devils will also welcome in Brown, Central Arkansas, and Colorado State to Cameron Indoor Stadium during non-conference play.

Away from Durham, Duke will face Kansas at Madison Square Garden, Michigan State on the road in the ACC-Big Ten Challenge, and will compete in the Empire City Classic with Cal, Georgetown, and Texas. That event is also at MSG.