Duke-Syracuse hoops game expected to set attendance record

The Associated Press

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) -- The on-campus attendance record for college basketball is expected to be broken when No. 2 Duke visits Syracuse next month.

Syracuse University says Friday all available tickets for the Feb. 23 game against the Blue Devils in the Carrier Dome are sold out. More seating was added at the start of this season, so the current record of 35,446 is expected to be eclipsed. The final total will be announced during the game.

Syracuse recently beat Duke in overtime at Cameron Indoor Stadium.

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The teams set the record in February 2014 and matched it the next year in the Carrier Dome. The previous record was 35,012, in February 2013 against Georgetown.

Syracuse aims for another attendance record two days later when the No. 13 Orange women host top-ranked Notre Dame. The record for Syracuse women's basketball is 11,021, when the Orange hosted the Irish in February 2017.

The Carrier Dome was built in 1980 and is the largest on-campus basketball venue in the nation. It accommodates 35,446 for basketball and 49,262 for football. The dome has hosted 82 men's basketball games with more than 30,000 in attendance.

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