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Syracuse falls to Duke in front of gigantic Dome crowd (preview & info)

In front of a record-setting crowd of 35,642, Syracuse (18-9, 9-5 ACC) battled hard against #1 Duke Blue (24-3, 12-2 ACC), but fell, 75-65. The attendance represented the largest gathering for an on-campus college basketball game, breaking the standard of 35,446 set twice previously in the Dome.

Despite the double-digit point production from Tyus Battle (16 points), Elijah Hughes (12 points), Frank Howard (10 points) and Marek Dolezaj (10 points), the Orange were not able to overcome 50 combined points from RJ Barrett (30 points) and Alex O’Connell (20 points) for Duke.

HIGHLIGHTS:

COACH BOEHEIM POSTGAME:

MORE COVERAGE:

Three takeaways from Syracuse’s 75-65 loss to No. 1 Duke (Daily Orange)
Six Takeaways from Syracuse’s loss to Duke (NunesMagician.com)
Fans shatter attendance record at SU vs. Duke game (CNY Central)
‘Nothing like this’: Jim Boeheim returns to sideline less than 72 hours after tragic accident (Daily Orange)
Best and worst from Syracuse basketball’s game vs. Duke (Syracuse.com)
The Final Word: Beat writers discuss Syracuse’s loss to Duke with Yahoo! Sports’ Pete Thamel (Daily Orange)
Nearing end of Syracuse career, Frank Howard wants to keep shooting (Daily Orange)
Syracuse vs. Duke: The fan experience (photos) (Syracuse.com)


PREVIEW:

The Orange and No.1 Duke clash for the second time this season tonight. Tip off in the Carrier Dome is set for 6 p.m. Saturday’s match-up is sold out and is expected to break the record for the largest on-campus crowd in college basketball. The game will be broadcast on ESPN and will be available on the Watch ESPN app. Fans can also listen to the action on the Syracuse Sports Network IMG College. Read More

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Syracuse vs. Duke preview: What to watch for (NunesMagician.com)
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ESPN cancels College Gameday visit to Syracuse (NunesMagician.com)
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Paschal Chukwu hopes to replicate his career performance against Duke (Syracuse.com)
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