The Day in Duke Basketball: Scenes from the Duke-UNC Game and the Celebration

Duke students, who have been camping for more than a month, fill Cameron Indoor Stadium Thursday. Video by Julie Schoonmaker

Behind a barrage of successful 3 point-shots, Duke men's basketball team defeated the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 86-78 Thursday night in Cameron Indoor Stadium. (Read more about the game at GoDuke.com)

For more than a month, students had filled Krzyzewskiville with their tents, waiting in line to be the first to get seats in Cameron's student sections. The pre-game celebration included body surfing with the Blue Devil mascot before the nationally televised audience.

Following the victory the students celebrated with the traditional post-UNC bonfire.

 

More photos from the game can be found at GoDuke.com and the DukePhotoaDay Instagram site.

Backstage before the game, things were more quiet. Above, equipment manager Cedric Prowell gets the Duke basketball team's retro jerseys "game ready." 

"The players have two uniforms for every game in case they rip it, tear it, or get a blood stain we can't get out," said Dave McClain, director of athletic equipment, who added the only stain they couldn't remove was red Gatorade (or something similar) thrown on a player in Maryland in the mid 90's. 

Photo by Jared Lazarus/Duke Photography