Syracuse packed its patented 2-3 zone defense around Zion Williamson, and dared a depleted Duke team to win from the three-point line.
Without shooter Cameron Reddish, the top-ranked Blue Devils couldn't do it. And without point guard Tre Jones, their defense couldn't pressure the Orange, either.
Tyus Battle scored a season-high 32 points, and Syracuse rattled Duke in overtime in a 95-91 upset Monday — the Blue Devils' first home loss as a No. 1 team to an opponent other than North Carolina.
With Reddish out because of an illness and Jones, a former Apple Valley star, suffering a right shoulder injury roughly five minutes in that coach Mike Krzyzewski said will keep him "out for a while," the Blue Devils were down two starters and became a completely different team.
Team spokesman Mike DeGeorge said Jones suffered an AC joint separation during a collision with Syracuse's Frank Howard that left the Duke freshman lying on the court. In that type of injury, the collarbone is separated from the shoulder blade.
The Orange took full advantage, enticing the Blue Devils to attempt a school-record 43 three-pointers. Duke made just nine. And RJ Barrett finished with 23 points, but was four of 17 on three-pointers.
"When you get two guys hurt and injured, there is no game plan anymore," Krzyzewski said. "Our game plan was to pick them up full-court, put pressure on the ball, and that was working pretty well. Then, you're trying to survive, really."
Paschal Chukwu added 10 points and a career-high 18 rebounds while Elijah Hughes added 20 points for the Orange (12-5, 3-1 Atlantic Coast Conference).
"When Chukwu plays like that," coach Jim Boeheim said, "we're a different team."
Syracuse held Duke (14-2, 3-1) to 2-of-8 shooting in overtime while earning its second victory at Cameron Indoor Stadium since 2016. Williamson had 35 points and 10 rebounds.
No. 7 Kansas 80, Texas 78: Sophomore Marcus Garrett scored a career-high 20 points and forced crucial tie-up on defense in the closing seconds, and helped the host Jayhawks (15-2, 4-1 Big 12) defeat the Longhorns (10-7, 2-3) for the 10th consecutive time. Lagerald Vick also had 21 points for the Jayhawks. Matt Coleman's 16 point led five Longhorns in double figures.
Pittsburgh 75, No. 11 Florida State 62: Freshman guard Trey McGowens had 30 points and seven rebounds, and the host Panthers (12-5, 2-2 ACC) beat the Seminoles (13-4, 1-3) and ended a 13-game losing streak against ranked teams. Johnson overcame seven turnovers to score seven points down the stretch, after Florida State cut a 10-point deficit in half. Trent Forrest scored 19 for the Seminoles.