Stephen F. Austin, A 27.5 Point Underdog, Shocks #1 Duke

Jonathan Grant | November 27th, 2019

It’s very early days in the NCAA College Basketball season, and there are often a lot of ‘shocking’ results that come with that. But what we have seen so far in 2019 has been astonishing. First, there was Evansville defeating Kentucky in its own backyard. That was a surprise, genuinely, but it was not nearly the upset that took place on Tuesday night when Stephen F. Austin went to Duke and won 85-83 in overtime.

New York Times

Considered a 27.5 point underdog by the sports books, the Lumberjacks improved to 5-1 on the season with a stunning display at Cameron Indoor. Kevon Harris led all scorers for them with 26, but it will be the name of Nathan Bain that will go down in folklore. With the game knotted up at 83 apiece and #1 Duke in possession with the ball with under 15 seconds to go, they stole the ball. It fell to Bain, who proceeded to dribble down the court and lay the ball up for the winning basket at the buzzer. In doing so, it was officially the biggest upset of the last decade and a half and one that brought about an end to a 150-game winning streak for the Blue Devils at home against nonconference foes.

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