Men's Basketball

The Final Word: Syracuse stuns No. 10 Duke, 78-75

Jessica Sheldon | Staff Photographer

Tyler Lydon and Syracuse notched a third Top 10 in the Carrier Dome this season.

Behind John Gillon’s second-half outburst, Syracuse (17-12, 9-7 Atlantic Coast) upset No. 10 Duke (22-6, 10-5), 78-75, Wednesday night in front of the largest on-campus crowd in college basketball this season. Gillon hit the game-winner at the buzzer, freshman guard Tyus Battle returned to his old self (18 points) and the Orange scored 53 second-half points to complete the victory. SU plays next at Louisville on Sunday.

Our beat writers Connor Grossman and Paul Schwedelson discuss SU’s comeback win and where it puts SU in NCAA Tournament contention.


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