Students got up and lined up outside the Dean Dome on Saturday morning, hours before the game, to watch UNC and Duke play — despite UNC's record this season.
Seniors Sarah Brooker and Caroline Anderson are two students who arrived at the Dean Dome early.
The two said they were especially motivated to arrive early for a chance to participate in and compete for $19,000 in the half-court shot event as part of ESPN'S College GameDay.
“We got here at 9:01(a.m.) to get our randomization wristband for phase one, but they wouldn’t give it to us because we were one minute late,” Brooker said.
Brooker said the game was important to both of them because they are seniors and it may be the last game they are able to attend.