What's the bracket impact of Stephen F. Austin's win over Duke?

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Nathan Bain hit a breakaway layup at the buzzer for the Lumberjacks as Duke lost its first non-conference game at home since 2000.

If that doesn't put what Stephen F. Austin just did into perspective, I'm not quite sure what will.

"Not only did the Bain family see almost everything of value destroyed by Hurricane Dorian, Bain's father - a minister - watched as his church suffered extreme damage from the storm as well", the GoFundMe page reads.

"I want them to know how much. we appreciate it, and how thankful we are that we're alive", Bain's father, Norris Bain, told the AP.

Duke was favored by 27.5 points entering the game, making this the biggest upset by spread.

Tuesday night's game-winning shot against the No.1-ranked Duke Blue Devils on the road was about more than just the game of basketball for Stephen F. Austin senior forward Nathan Bain, says his high school coach at Sunrise Christian Academy, Luke Barnwell. Whoo, I'm not going to cry on TV.

Stephen F. Austin's compliance staff has organized an NCAA-compliant GoFundMe page for Bain's family on September 17.

Norris Bain said the storm left more than 10 feet of water in the family's single-story home in Freeport, Grand Bahama, and the house was "totally gutted" and none of their possessions recoverable. Duke Head Coach Mike Krzyzewski told the Duke Chronicle, "A key factor in the ballgame was to be strong with the ball, and we were not strong with the ball".

Tre Jones had 17 points and 12 assists - but also had eight turnovers against a high-pressure Stephen F. Austin defense that is the nation's best at generating takeaways. "They had 64 points in the paint and forced 22 turnovers".

The loss snapped the Blue Devils' 150-game nonconference home winning streak, the longest active streak in Division I. It was their first nonconference loss at home since they fell to St. John's on February 26, 2000. It's a question of opportunity, and rarely are there programs with more of those chances than the likes of the Blue Devils or Wildcats. "We're just blessed to be apart of that process", said Barnwell. But the biggest shocker has been the spike in funds raised for the family of the player who hit the game-winning layup. For the second straight season, they lost at home to an unranked opponent as the No. 1 team, with the Zion Williamson-led squad falling to Syracuse.

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