Gillon finished with 26 points, 6 assists, and no turnovers for Syracuse, which snapped a three-game losing streak and simultaneously ended the Blue Devils’ seven-game winning streak. Freshman Tyus Battle also came up huge for the Orange, as the Gill St. Bernard’s/St. Joseph’s (NJ) product went for 18 points, including a couple of filthy step-back jumpers in late, high-leverage possessions. Jayson Tatum continued his sizzling run, dropping 19 points, 13 rebounds, and a career-best 6 assists, while Luke Kennard (23 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists) and Amile Jefferson (14 points) also enjoyed solid floor games for Duke. What did the Blue Devils in was a no-show from Grayson Allen (8 points, 2-of-11 shooting), who appeared to be at less than full-strength physically, and a porous defense that allowed Syracuse to connect on 53 percent of its twos and 55 percent of its threes. Duke also dealt with a lot of foul trouble, leading to a 22-of-25 mark at the charity stripe for the Orange.
John Gillon wins it for Syracuse at the buzzer. pic.twitter.com/32y4wsyChF— Mike McCurry (@Mike_McCurry16) February 23, 2017