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ORANGE WIN: Syracuse upsets #1 Duke in overtime thriller (full coverage)

Five Syracuse players scored double-digits Monday night as Syracuse (12-5, 3-1 ACC) stunned No. 1 Duke (14-2, 3-1 ACC) in a 95-91 overtime victory at Cameron Indoor Stadium. The victory is the first for the Orange over a No. 1 ranked opponent since Jan. 19, 2013 when the Orange defeated Louisville 70-68, and the first on the road since Feb. 2, 1999 against UConn.

Tyus Battle was dominant with a team-best 32 points on a 12-of-28 shooting performance. Hughes contributed 20 points for the third time this season and his 10th consecutive double-digit scoring game. Frank Howard and Paschal Chukwu came up big for the Orange in the second half with 16 and 10 points, respectively. Chukwu posted a career-high 18 rebounds, marking the most by an individual in the ACC this season.

Duke was led by Zion Williamson’s career-high 35 points, the most by a Duke freshman in a single-game. Williamson paired his record shooting performance with 10 rebounds for a double-double.

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MORE COVERAGE:

A look at the plays that led to Syracuse’s upset of No. 1 Duke (Daily Orange)
Syracuse’s Elijah Hughes hits a ridiculous full-court shot at Duke (Syracuse.com)
Superlatives from Syracuse’s 95-91 win over No. 1 Duke (Daily Orange)
Three takeaways from Syracuse’s upset win over Duke (NunesMagician.com)
Best and worst from Syracuse basketball’s huge road win at Duke (Syracuse.com)

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Syracuse has a quick turnaround as it heads to Durham, N.C. to face top-ranked Duke on Big Monday tonight. Tip time is set for 7 p.m. The game will be televised on ESPN and on the Watch ESPN app. Fans can also listen to the live broadcast on the Syracuse IMG Radio Network.

Syracuse had its four-game winning streak snapped in a 73-59 setback to Georgia Tech in the Carrier Dome on Saturday. It was the Orange’s first loss in ACC play after winning their first two conference games of the year. Syracuse enters Monday’s game with an 11-5 overall record.

Duke needed a last-second 3-pointer to defeat Florida State, 80-78, on Saturday in Tallahassee. The top-ranked Blue Devils extended their winning streak to nine and improved their record to 14-1 overall, 3-0 in ACC play.

Orange, #1 Duke clash on Big Monday (Cuse.com)
What channel is Syracuse vs. Duke on? TV, time, live stream (Syracuse.com)
Syracuse can salvage season in conference play (Daily Orange)
How does Syracuse prep for Duke after disappointing loss to GTech? (Syracuse.com)
Q&A: Stephen Wiseman of The News & Observer breaks down Syracuse-Duke (Daily Orange)
Beat writers predict Duke to handle Syracuse on Monday (Daily Orange)

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