SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) – Syracuse lost 75-65 to No. 1 Duke at the Carrier Dome on Saturday night in front of a record-breaking crowd.
Syracuse led Duke, who was without their superstar Zion Williamson, 39-24 at half, but were unable to hold on in front of 35,642 fans.
Tyus Battle led the Orange in scoring with 16 points. Marek Dolezaj chipped in 10 points off the bench including an emphatic one-handed slam in the first half.
Duke forward RJ Barrett scored 30 points on an efficient 14-of-20 shooting night. Guard Alex O’Connell knocked down five 3-pointers for the Blue Devils.
35,642 set the new NCAA college basketball on-campus attendance record previously set when 35,446 fans filled the Dome in 2015.
Syracuse (18-9, 9-5 ACC) will take to the road for a Tuesday night matchup against North Carolina.