|March Madness - Syracuse Falls 69-65 to Duke - Recap|
Duke earned a 69-65 victory over Syracuse on Friday, getting 22 points from Marvin Bagley III at CenturyLink Center-NE.
Duke did not, however, defeat Syracuse against the spread, which closed at -11.0 at most sportsbooks.
Duke got 15 points from Grayson Allen and another 14 points from Wendell Carter Jr.. Grayson Allen contributed 8 assists, while Wendell Carter Jr. cleaned the glass with 12 rebounds.
Syracuse got 19 points from Tyus Battle in a losing cause and another 15 points from Oshae Brissett. Tyus Battle contributed 5 assists for them, while Franklin Howard had 8 rebounds.
Duke was winning at the break before taking care of business in the second half.
Syracuse had a 33-30 advantage in the rebounding department as they won the battle in the paint.