The Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks pulled off a stunning 85-83 upset of No. 1 Duke on Tuesday night at Cameron Indoor Stadium.
Stephen F. Austin entered the game as a 27.5 to 28-point underdog according to most sportsbooks, and trailed by five points at halftime. But the Lumberjacks outscored Duke 41-36 in the second half to send the game to overtime, and got a buzzer-beating layup from Nathan Bain for the unbelievable victory. The final sequence was wild:
The craziest 60 second college basketball video you'll see all season! pic.twitter.com/tEjC7qFrOF
— Stadium (@Stadium) November 27, 2019
It’s Duke’s first non-conference home loss since 2000 (a remarkable 150-game streak).
Duke had won 150 straight non-conference home games, going back to 2000.
— Chris Vannini (@ChrisVannini) November 27, 2019
And it’s the biggest upset by a Division I team in college basketball over the last 15 seasons.
Stephen F. Austin completes the comeback!
The Lumberjacks closed as +27.5 underdogs at Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook, making this the largest upset by a Division I team over the past 15 seasons.
Stephen F. Austin scored 64 points in the paint, including the buzzer-beating layup. https://t.co/Wg6oKPqdcH
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) November 27, 2019
Biggest upsets in college basketball by point spread in the past 15 seasons:
Stephen F Austin (+28) over Duke
Gardner Webb (+26) over Kentucky
W. Illinois (+25.5) over Wisconsin
Evansville (+25) over Kentucky
Wofford (+25) over North Carolina
— Danny Neckel (@DNeckel19) November 27, 2019
Duke had never lost to a non-major conference team as the AP No. 1 team until tonight.
Stephen F. Austin pulls off the stunner 😤 pic.twitter.com/dLIJgz29wv
— ESPN (@espn) November 27, 2019
We’re a long way from March, but it will be very hard to top this game for the most stunning moment of the 2019-2020 college basketball season. What a monumental win for Stephen F. Austin.