Duke facing hole in hoop schedule with Albany backing out

FILE - In this June 26, 2016, file photo, New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, center, waves a flag as he walks in the New York City Pride Parade in New York. Duke has an opening on its mens basketball schedule because of the state law that impacts LGBT people. The Blue Devils were supposed to play Albany on Nov. 12 as part of the Hall of Fame Tipoff tournament but theres no opponent listed on that day in Dukes schedule that was released Wednesday, July 13. Holly Liapis, spokeswoman for the State University of New York system that includes Albany, says that game wont be played because of Cuomos executive order banning publicly funded, non-essential travel to North Carolina. Cuomos order is in response to a North Carolina law that opponents say can allow discrimination against LGBT people. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)
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DURHAM, N.C. (AP) Duke has an opening on its men's basketball schedule because of the state law that impacts LGBT people.

The Blue Devils were supposed to play Albany on Nov. 12 as part of the Hall of Fame Tipoff tournament but there's no opponent listed on that day in Duke's schedule that was released Wednesday.

Holly Liapis, spokeswoman for the State University of New York system that includes Albany, says that game won't be played because of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's executive order banning publicly funded, non-essential travel to North Carolina.

Cuomo's order is in response to a North Carolina law that opponents say can allow discrimination against LGBT people.