Army, Penn to play before Duke-Butler game

Published Jul. 8, 2010 9:25 p.m. EDT

Army and Penn will play in the first game of a college basketball doubleheader Dec. 4 before Duke faces Butler in a rematch of last season's NCAA championship game.

The Army-Penn game at Izod Center starts at noon. Duke-Butler follows, a marquee matchup announced in May. The Blue Devils beat the Bulldogs 61-59 for their fourth national title. Butler made a sensational run through the tournament to reach the final.

Army and Penn have met 32 times, with the Quakers leading 20-12.