Syracuse Basketball set to play Duke twice in the 2018-2019 season

Jim Boeheim will meet his great friend Mike Krzyzewski twice in the 2018-2019 regular season (file photo)

As always, Syracuse Orange fans are ready to pack the Carrier Dome next basketball season.

Next season, an extra incentive be in full force.

Syracuse Athletics announced that it would play home-and-home matchups against conference rival Duke for the upcoming season. It's all part of the ACC's rotating schedules to maximize the amount of conference schools each team meets.

The 2018-2019 season will be the first time Duke travels to the Dome since 2017 and the first time the Orange and the Blue Devils will face off twice during the regular season since the 2014-2015 season when Duke won both matchups before going on to win the National Championship.

Duke beat Syracuse during the regular season and in the Sweet 16 this past season. However, the Orange won 78-75 in dramatic fashion the last time the Blue Devils were in the Dome. The all-time series is set at 7-5 in favor of the Blue Devils but the Orange have a chance to even up the odds next season, dates are still to be announced.

The Orange will also have a home-and-home matchup against ACC foe and Sweet 16 finisher Clemson. Every season, the Orange will play former Big East foes Pittsburgh and Boston College twice in home and home fashion.

Other home games for Syracuse include Florida State, Georgia tech, Louisville, Miami and Virginia.

They will travel to UNC, Notre Dame, NC State, Va Tech and Wake Forest.

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