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35,446 fans to fill Carrier Dome Saturday to beat SU record

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SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- It's now official. The first ACC tilt between two traditional college basketball powers will be played in front of a Carrier Dome record crowd.

Syracuse University's Athletics Department announced Thursday afternoon that a capacity crowd of 35,446 is expected to watch the No. 2 team in the country defend its undefeated record.

Fans are encouraged to arrive early to be in their seats for the singing of the National Anthem by Syracuse alum, Grammy and Tony award-winning singer Vanessa Williams.

Tip-off is at 6:30 p.m.

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