Marist replaces Albany on Duke’s basketball schedule


DURHAM, N.C. (AP) Duke has filled the hole in its men’s basketball schedule.

Officials said Tuesday that the Blue Devils will play host to Marist on Nov. 11 and Grand Canyon the following night as part of the Basketball Hall of Fame Tip-Off.

Duke was scheduled to play Albany on Nov. 12 but officials from the State University of New York system that includes the school said that game wouldn’t be played because of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s executive order barring publicly funded, non-essential travel to North Carolina. That came in response to a North Carolina law that opponents say can allow discrimination against LGBT people.

The Grand Canyon game was pushed back one day and Marist replaced Albany. As a private school, Marist is not subject to Cuomo’s travel ban.