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Syracuse upsets No. 1 Duke 95-91 in OT after Jones' injury

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) Syracuse packed its patented 2-3 zone defense around Zion Williamson, and dared a depleted Duke team to win from the 3-point line.

Without shooter Cameron Reddish, the top-ranked Blue Devils couldn't do it. And without point guard Tre Jones, their defense couldn't pressure the Orange, either.

Tyus Battle scored a season-high 32 points, and Syracuse rattled Duke in overtime in a 95-91 upset on Monday night- the Blue Devils' first home loss as a No. 1 team to an opponent other than North Carolina.

With Reddish out with flu-like symptoms and Jones suffering a right shoulder injury roughly 5 1/2 minutes in - which coach Mike Krzyzewski said will keep him ''out for a while'' - the Blue Devils were down two starters and became a completely different team.

The Orange took full advantage, forcing the Blue Devils to attempt a school-record 43 3-pointers. They made only nine. And RJ Barrett finished with 23 points, but was 4 of 17 from 3-point range - the second-most 3s ever taken by a Duke player and the most since Bobby Hurley's 18 against California in 1993.

''When you get two guys hurt and injured, there is no game plan anymore,'' Krzyzewski said. ''Our game plan was to pick them up full-court, put pressure on the ball, and that was working pretty well. Then, you're trying to survive, really.''

Paschal Chukwu added 10 points and a career-high 18 rebounds while Elijah Hughes added 20 points, Frank Howard finished with 16 and Oshae Brissett had 14 for the Orange (12-5, 3-1 Atlantic Coast Conference).

''When (Chukwu) plays like that,'' coach Jim Boeheim said, ''we're a different team.''

Syracuse held Duke to 2-of-8 shooting in overtime while earning its second victory at Cameron Indoor Stadium since 2016.

''We were just letting them shoot the 3,'' Battle said. ''Just backing up and trying to limit Zion's touches as much as possible.''

Battle's jumper about a minute into OT gave Syracuse the lead for good at 89-88. Duke followed that with four consecutive empty possessions - three missed 3s and a turnover that Howard turned into an easy layup.

Barrett's 3 pulled the Blue Devils to 93-91, but Chukwu countered with a dunk off a lob from Howard to make it a four-point game.

Williamson had a career-high 35 points and 10 rebounds while playing two days after he was poked in the eye at Florida State. His free throw with 16.2 seconds left in regulation tied it at 85 for Duke (14-2, 3-1), but he missed a second go-ahead foul shot. Brissett grabbed the rebound for Syracuse, but Battle's 3-pointer before the buzzer bounced off the back iron.

BIG PICTURE

Syracuse: The Orange looked nothing like the group that shot a season-worst 31.6 percent in a home loss to Georgia Tech two nights earlier, and they felt slighted by oddsmakers who had them as 17-point underdogs. Battle said Boeheim mentioned it to them before the game.

''`That's a 17-point spread. That's how much people respect you guys right now,''' Battle quoted Boeheim as saying. ''We're competitors, so we took that really personal.''

Duke: The night took an ominous early turn for the Blue Devils, when Jones' collar bone separated from his shoulder blade during a collision with Howard as he chased a loose ball before the first TV timeout. That injury has the potential to be a big problem for Duke, depending on how long he's out, because he's tops in the ACC in assist-to-turnover ratio while also serving as an elite on-the-ball defender on a team that entered ranked third in Division I in Ken Pomeroy's defensive efficiency rankings.

SHOT OF THE NIGHT

The game might not have made it to overtime had the Orange not hit an 80-footer at the halftime buzzer. They got the ball back with 2.7 seconds left after Duke couldn't get a shot off. Hughes took the inbounds pass and initially dropped it before taking three dribbles and flinging it from three-quarter court. It swished through to pull the Orange within 49-48 at the break.

KEY STAT

Syracuse outscored Duke 89-77 after Jones was injured while shooting 45 percent in his absence. Jones had four steals when he was injured at the 14:23 mark of the first half. The rest of the Blue Devils combined for four steals for the entire game.

TAKING OVER

Barrett (30) and Williamson (20) combined to take 50 of the Blue Devils' 80 shots, with Barrett making eight and Williamson 12. The rest of Duke's players made 11 shots combined. ''There's a burden that's placed on (Barrett) and Zion in that situation, because they know they have to carry more,'' Krzyzewski said. ''And the fact that they tried to do that, I like that. We weren't successful enough to win, but the fact that they stepped forward and put it on the line, I like that.''

UP NEXT

Syracuse: Hosts Pittsburgh on Saturday.

Duke: Plays host to No. 4 Virginia on Saturday.

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Key Players
O. Brissett
11 F
T. Jones
3 G
30.8 Min. Per Game 30.8
8.5 Pts. Per Game 8.5
5.9 Ast. Per Game 5.9
3.3 Reb. Per Game 3.3
38.4 Field Goal % 44.3
28.8 Three Point % 28.6
68.2 Free Throw % 58.3
  Defensive rebound by Paschal Chukwu 0.0
  RJ Barrett missed 3-pt. jump shot 2.0
  Defensive rebound by Marques Bolden 6.0
  Paschal Chukwu missed free throw 6.0
  Personal foul on Jack White 7.0
  Defensive rebound by Paschal Chukwu 8.0
  RJ Barrett missed 3-pt. jump shot 10.0
  Offensive rebound by RJ Barrett 19.0
  Zion Williamson missed 3-pt. jump shot 21.0
+ 2 Paschal Chukwu made alley-oop shot, assist by Tyus Battle 45.0
+ 3 RJ Barrett made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Alex O'Connell 1:12
Team Stats
Points 95 91
Field Goals 35-80 (43.8%) 31-80 (38.8%)
3-Pointers 11-25 (44.0%) 9-43 (20.9%)
Free Throws 14-19 (73.7%) 20-27 (74.1%)
Total Rebounds 51 48
Offensive 11 14
Defensive 33 34
Team 7 0
Assists 13 21
Steals 3 8
Blocks 5 12
Turnovers 14 11
Fouls 20 20
Technicals 0 0
32 PTS, 4 REB, 4 AST
35 PTS, 10 REB, 1 AST
12OTT
away team logo Syracuse 12-5 48371095
home team logo 1 Duke 14-2 4936691
Team Stats
away team logo Syracuse 12-5 69.7 PPG 38.4 RPG 12.0 APG
home team logo 1 Duke 14-2 82.7 PPG 43.7 RPG 15.9 APG
Key Players
25
T. Battle G 17.2 PPG 3.3 RPG 2.5 APG 43.1 FG%
00
Z. Williamson F PPG RPG APG FG%
Top Scorers
T. Battle G 32 PTS 4 REB 4 AST
Z. Williamson F 35 PTS 10 REB 1 AST
43.8 FG% 38.8
44.0 3PT FG% 20.9
73.7 FT% 74.1
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
T. Battle 32 4 4 12/28 1/5 7/7 2 45 1 0 3 0 4
E. Hughes 20 5 2 7/15 4/9 2/2 2 45 0 1 0 0 5
F. Howard 16 6 5 7/13 2/5 0/0 3 32 2 0 3 0 6
O. Brissett 14 8 0 5/16 3/5 1/2 3 43 0 1 3 2 6
M. Dolezaj 0 0 1 0/1 0/0 0/0 3 12 0 0 0 0 0
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
T. Battle 32 4 4 12/28 1/5 7/7 2 45 1 0 3 0 4
E. Hughes 20 5 2 7/15 4/9 2/2 2 45 0 1 0 0 5
F. Howard 16 6 5 7/13 2/5 0/0 3 32 2 0 3 0 6
O. Brissett 14 8 0 5/16 3/5 1/2 3 43 0 1 3 2 6
M. Dolezaj 0 0 1 0/1 0/0 0/0 3 12 0 0 0 0 0
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
P. Chukwu 10 18 0 3/5 0/0 4/8 4 32 0 3 2 9 9
B. Boeheim 3 1 0 1/1 1/1 0/0 0 6 0 0 0 0 1
B. Sidibe 0 1 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 3 3 0 0 0 0 1
J. Carey 0 1 1 0/1 0/0 0/0 0 7 0 0 3 0 1
A. Autry - - - - - - - - - - - - -
S. Belbey - - - - - - - - - - - - -
K. Feldman - - - - - - - - - - - - -
R. Featherston - - - - - - - - - - - - -
H. Washington - - - - - - - - - - - - -
R. Braswell - - - - - - - - - - - - -
B. Paul - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Balandi - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 95 44 13 35/80 11/25 14/19 20 225 3 5 14 11 33
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Z. Williamson 35 10 1 12/20 1/5 10/14 2 44 1 4 2 3 7
R. Barrett 23 16 9 8/30 4/17 3/3 2 45 0 1 1 3 13
J. DeLaurier 3 2 0 1/1 0/0 1/2 4 11 0 2 1 1 1
T. Jones 2 0 2 1/2 0/1 0/0 0 6 4 0 1 0 0
J. White 0 6 5 0/10 0/10 0/0 5 42 0 0 0 2 4
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Z. Williamson 35 10 1 12/20 1/5 10/14 2 44 1 4 2 3 7
R. Barrett 23 16 9 8/30 4/17 3/3 2 45 0 1 1 3 13
J. DeLaurier 3 2 0 1/1 0/0 1/2 4 11 0 2 1 1 1
T. Jones 2 0 2 1/2 0/1 0/0 0 6 4 0 1 0 0
J. White 0 6 5 0/10 0/10 0/0 5 42 0 0 0 2 4
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
A. O'Connell 16 3 3 5/9 4/8 2/2 0 34 2 0 3 0 3
M. Bolden 12 11 0 4/6 0/0 4/6 4 34 0 5 3 5 6
J. Robinson 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
J. Goldwire 0 0 1 0/2 0/2 0/0 2 8 1 0 0 0 0
B. Besser - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Vrankovic - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Buckmire - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Baker - - - - - - - - - - - - -
C. Reddish - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 91 48 21 31/80 9/43 20/27 20 225 8 12 11 14 34