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Vanessa Williams to sing anthem at Duke-Syracuse

Created: 01/29/2014 10:49 AM WHEC.com

Vanessa Williams is returning to her alma mater to sing the national anthem before Saturday night's highly anticipated basketball game between No. 17 Duke and second-ranked Syracuse.

More than 35,000 fans are expected to attend the game, which tips off at 6:30 p.m. in the Carrier Dome.

To share her excitement, Williams posted a photo of a Syracuse basketball jersey signed by Orange coach Jim Boeheim for Brian Edwards, who represents Williams and other celebrities.

"I'll be there Saturday to perform the National Anthem!! #BeatDuke" Williams wrote on Facebook.

Williams graduated from Syracuse in 2008, more than two decades after leaving school to become the first African-American Miss America winner in 1983.



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