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Booing the Dukies Will Cost You

Georgtown-Duke tickets going for big bucks online



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    What happens when one of the best teams in the country comes into town?  A lot of people will come to watch them play.

    In fact 20,000 fans will pack the Verizon Center for Saturday's game between the 7th-ranked Duke Blue Devils and the 11th-ranked Georgetown Hoyas.

    The game is virtually sold out, and if you want to buy tickets, it's going to cost you big bucks. Tickets are going for between $125 to $550 a ticket on To put that in perspective, that's more money than tickets cost for last week's AFC Championship game between the Jets and Colts.

    Duke is one of the teams that fans love to hate. On Saturday, get ready for a Gray Out. All Hoyas fans plan on breaking out the gray T-shirts.

    Players can't wait for the big game.

    "It's going to be great, that's all I can tell you," sophomore Hoyas center Greg Monroe said. "I definitely know the fans are excited.  We are definitely excited, as we are for every game. I'm ready for Saturday to be here and ready to be on the court again." 

    "It's going to be crazy out there," guard Chris Wright said.

    Georgetown is coming off a tough Big East loss to Syracuse. The Hoyas started out on a 14-0 run, but it was just too much Orange. The Hoyas lost by double digits.

    Now the Hoyas are going out of conference and playing the No. 1 team in the ACC.

    "It's a big game. Duke is a good team, good program, Coach K is a great coach, so it's a game you have to take pride on," Monroe told NBC4's Dan Hellie. "It's us vs. them, we just have to go out and get a win."

    "Just to play against Duke means a lot," forward Austin Freeman said. "Just what happened last year, going up to Cameron and losing, now we have them coming here, we pretty much owe them one. It's going to be a lot of fun."

    So can Georgetown knock out the Dukies? Tip-off is at 1 p.m.