Continental Tire Challenge: Duke vs. Gonzaga
Nov 26, 2021
When Duke and Gonzaga meet at T-Mobile Arena on November 26, no game in all of college basketball will rival the heavyweight battle between the two programs.
Current No. 1 Gonzaga finished the regular season 24-0 having not lost a game in more than a calendar year. The Bulldogs are looking to win their eighth WCC Tournament title in the past nine years when they begin play in the league tournament on Monday night. Since beating a top-ranked Duke squad in the championship game of the 2018 Maui Invitational, Gonzaga has been arguably the best team in all of college basketball compiling an 82-6 record, finishing the 2019 regular season as the top-ranked team in the country.
Duke returns to Las Vegas for the first time since selling out T-Mobile Arena in the venue’s first college basketball game when the Blue Devils beat UNLV before a standing-room only crowd of 19,107 fans. Coach Mike Krzyzewski’s squad will be bolstered by two McDonald’s All-Americans and Top-15 players in the 2021 class (No. 3 Paolo Banchero and No. 14 A.J. Griffin) as they seek to win the program’s sixth national championship under the Hall of Fame coach. The game marks the first trip to the west coast for the Blue Devils since 2017.