FSU Basketball: Will Noles cover the spread against Duke?


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It never cleared during the second half, and he didn't play after halftime.

Cowan hit a 3-pointer with 44 seconds left to put the Terrapins (15-3, 5-1 Big Ten) back in front 62-60 after Wisconsin had come all the way back from trailing by 18 in the first half and 21 in the second half. And this time they fell just short.

Williamson scored 35 points with 10 rebounds and four blocked shots.

Barrett finished with 23 points on 8-of-30 shooting, and added 16 rebounds and nine assists.

Xavier Johnson (@thexavierj0) played well vs Louisville in a win v Louisville w/21 (7/15, 2/4 on 3, 5/7 FTs), 10 ASTs, and 5 rebs. He missed the second, but the Blue Devils retained possession after a review overruled a call on the floor that the ball had gone out of bounds of a Duke player setting up Reddish's shot.

According to ESPN forward Cam Reddish missed the game with an illness and point guard Tre Jones left with a severe right shoulder injury early in the first half.

Tyus Battle put Syracuse ahead 85-84 on a jumper with 1:13 to play. "Obviously, you get discouraged when you lose a game like that at home and then you come back Monday and play here and you get that kind of start.I'm very proud of how they were able to bounce back in this game".

In the midst of a freaky night of basketball at Cameron Indoor Stadium, Duke - which was upset by Syracuse, 95-91 - emerged with rather unfortunate news.

That the No. 1-ranked Blue Devils won anyway is a testament to their talent.

Hughes sank a runner in the lane but Williamson responded with a basket in the lane at 2:20 giving Duke an 84-83 lead.

The Seminoles remained poised down the stretch, responding to a 10-0 Duke run in the second half, taking a late lead and overall making things hard for the Blue Devils, with the exception of the final shot. Williamson factored in, of course. At a sturdy 6-7, White takes care of the ball, is Duke's top 3-point shooter (38.6 percent) and has become a solid defender.

Syracuse packed its patented 2-3 zone defense around Zion Williamson, and dared a depleted Duke team to win from the 3-point line. Krzyzewski was unsure whether Reddish would return in time for Duke's next game - Saturday at home against No. 4 Virginia.

"When you get two guys hurt and injured, there is no game plan anymore", said Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski.

Without shooter Cameron Reddish, the top-ranked Blue Devils couldn't do it.

Battle's two free throws with 6:17 left in the half tied the game at 29.

The fight continued throughout the second half, and the Orange held on to grab a one-point lead in the final minutes thanks to a huge Battle contested 3-pointer. The victory is the first for the Orange over a No. 1 ranked opponent since January 19, 2013 when the Orange defeated Louisville 70-68, and the first on the road since February 2, 1999 against UConn.