Excitement at the Bradley Center

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More 19,000 fans packed in to the Bradley Center Wednesday. It's the largest-ever crowd to see a Marquette game.

Marquette students rushed into the B.C. when the doors opened Wednesday afternoon. They wanted good seats for the nighttime showdown involving the 8th-ranked Golden Eagles and 2nd-ranked Connecticut.

It was the biggest college basketball game here in 30 years.

For students like Kari Kaelin the hype behind the game was a no brainer. "I’m really into the game," said Kaelin. 

For Marquette alumni like David Tulbert this was the place to be. "This isn’t a fluke," said Tulbert. "We earned this record. We are for real."

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But by the time the game heated up the B.C. was sold out and out of control.

Some students couldn’t fine seats inside the arena, so they watched from the concessions.

"Oh you have no idea how frustrated (I am)," laughed Ceili Seim.

The Golden Eagles battled well into the second half before the Huskies pulled away for a 93-82 win.

"I’m heart broken," said Kaelin. "I might cry, maybe, possibly."