NASSAU, BAHAMAS- Stephen A. Austin forward Nathan Bain etched his name in school history, sinking the game winning layup to lift the unranked Lumberjacks to an 85-83 overtime win over the No. 1 Duke Blue Devils.
Prior to the game, Duke had never lost to a mid-major team when ranked No.1. The loss also ended a 150-game non conference home winning streak.
Bain finished the game with 11 points, five rebounds and three steals.
“When I saw my teammate grab it, I looked up at the clock it was about 4.6 seconds so I thought to myself, “I had to get on my horse’ I know he saw me so I just had to go as fast as I can to get the layup, it was like a layup drill,” Bain said about the play. “I could feel dude on my back so I just laid it up and prayed to God that it went in.”
The Lumberjacks had one timeout remaining but opted not to use it with Bain’s clear path to the basket.
“I was confident, I just wasn’t sure if the dude was going to foul me or not at the end so I just wanted to get it on the rim to give us a chance,” Bain said, “You do layup drills from the time you pick up a basketball and this is just another one, “but’s a different pressure when someone is chasing you down for the game.”
Duke suffered their first loss of the season and fell to 6-1 while SFA improved to 5-1.