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PITTSBURGH (KDKA)– The Oakland Zoo is arriving early ahead of the big ACC matchup against #2 Duke.

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Pitt fans had January 22nd marked on their calendars when the basketball schedule was announced, but after the unexpected hot start to ACC play, the game has added intensity.

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Oakland Zoo members arrived at the Petersen Events Center around 10:00 Tuesday morning to secure the best seats in the stadium when the gates eventually open.

(Photo Credit: KDKA Photojournalist Rob Hopson)

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The Panthers and Blue Devils square off at 9:00 p.m.