Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln is erupting with the excitement as the Boys State Basketball Tournament gets under way.
Quarterfinal action launched on Thursday.
The tournament offers a chance for friends from all over the state to get together.
One group came is from Fairbury and it’s a crowd that’s been doing this for the past decade.
Ryan Hynek said, "People you don't see the rest of the year kind of congregate during the state tournament; just a tradition.”
The tournament wraps up Saturday.