The Duke Blue Devils entered Monday’s game against Syracuse with a 14-1 mark and ranked No. 1 in the nation. Winners of nine consecutive games, they were overwhelming favorites to take out the unranked Orange.
It didn’t go too swimmingly for Coach K and Co. Once star freshman Tre Jones exited the game with a shoulder injury, Syracuse pounced on that unfortunate injury.
In the end, the very same Syracuse team that had lost to Old Dominion and Buffalo earlier in the season came out on top by the score of 95-91 in overtime.
As is the case whenever Duke loses, the program got the Twitter treatment. Here are the best reactions to this upset loss.
Syracuse beat Duke, you say? pic.twitter.com/qkiP9IhetY
— Scott Isaacs (@ScottIsaacs) January 15, 2019
Dancing on Duke’s grave. What a scene. It’s beautiful. America can rejoice tonight. pic.twitter.com/gg1aY1Kf7l
— Eric Hubbs (@BarstoolHubbs) January 15, 2019
10 year challenge
Only posting cause Duke lost 🤧🤧 pic.twitter.com/3YZkvc024Q
— Shah Saab (@alirazah) January 15, 2019
When someone says that Duke is better than Michigan pic.twitter.com/io4gkUlmS9
— Maize Rage (@MaizeRageUM) January 15, 2019
THIS is why Duke lost… never disrespect the hometown like this. pic.twitter.com/TWgArfqIil
— Bus, the Art Guy🍊 (@BillionBus) January 15, 2019
All these people in DC trying to find ways to unite the country. Just put everyone in a room and show highlights of Duke getting upset at Cameron.
— Chris Cotillo (@ChrisCotillo) January 15, 2019