On paper, Mike Krzyzewski's Duke Blue Devils and their stockpile of future pro players should have walked all over Stephen F. Austin, who was likely anticipating they would get smashed at Cameron Indoor.
Rather than lie down and accept a blowout, the Lumberjacks managed to pull off an amazing comeback to send the game into overtime, where they won on a thrilling buzzer-beating layup. To make matters even more improbable, head coach Kyle Keller claims the flu was making its way around the lock room, and that Stephen F. Austin's entire week of practice was pretty shoddy.
Sounds like it'll be hard for all the bandwagon Duke fans to "not care" about this November loss now, right?
Duke was a 27.5-point favorite at tip-off, and KenPom's projections predicted a 91-60 drubbing with a 99.8 percent chance of victory for the Blue Devils. This upset is the most shocking in the history of KenPom's projections.
That's what you get when you tempt fate like this, Duke fans.
Duke has some serious questions to answer about how their team is constructed after this shell-shocking loss. Meanwhile, the Lumberjacks should clearly be considered the favorites in the Southland Conference, and Keller could end up at a major conference program if he continues to crush it in Nacogdoches.