On Tuesday night, the No. 1 team in the country lost – again. Just a few weeks after taking down then-No.1 Kentucky, Duke fell at home by a score of 85-83 to Stephen F. Austin in a stunning upset.
Duke and Stephen F. Austin were tied and the Blue Devils had the ball with the clock running out. Tre Jones dribbled toward the lane and attempted to dish a pass, but the ball was stolen with just over three seconds on the clock.
Stephen F. Austin ended up with it and Nathan Bain put home the game-winner as the buzzer sounded.
Bain, a native of Freeport, Bahamas, got emotional following the win. He dedicated his performance to his family, whose home was hit by Hurricane Dorian in September.
“I’m trying real hard not to get emotional,” Bain said as he fought back tears. “My family lost a whole lost this year. Whoo, I’m not gonna cry on TV.”
“My family lost a whole lot this year. I’m just playing this game for them. Just playing for my SFA family, my family back home in the Bahamas. I just want to make my country proud.”
— ESPN (@espn) November 27, 2019
Bain may have scored just 11 points on the night, but he poured in the two most important points of the season for the Lumberjacks – so far.