Duke Stunned in First Nonconference Home Loss Since 2000
Stephen F. Austin beat No. 1 Duke 85-83 on a layup at the buzzer by Nathan Bain in overtime Tuesday, handing the Blue Devils their first nonconference loss at home since 2000.
Gavin Kensmil picked up a loose ball in the final seconds of overtime and passed it to Bain at the Lumberjacks' foul line. Bain dribbled the length of the court to finish a layup past the outstretched hand of Duke's Jack White.
Stephen F. Austin overcame a 15-point deficit to take the lead in the second half and forced overtime on a Kensmil layup with 19 seconds remaining. Duke's Cassius Stanley missed a contested midrange jumper at the buzzer.
The loss snapped the Blue Devils' 150-game nonconference home winning streak, the longest active streak in Division I. It was their first nonconference loss at home since they fell to St. John's on Feb. 26, 2000.
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