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Tyler Roberson's career night on the glass helps Syracuse upset No. 20 Duke

Tyler Roberson's career night helps SU upset No. 20 Duke.

Syracuse was able to pull off their biggest win of the season yet, a 64-62 upset of No. 20 Duke, thanks in large part to Tyler Roberson

Roberson, a 6-foot-8 junior, scored 14 points and corralled 20 rebounds in SU's first ever win at Cameron Indoor Stadium. 

"I was just active on the boards and good things happened," he said after the game. "Today I had a lot of opportunities and just took advantage of it." 

The 20 rebounds were also the most ever by an opposing player at Cameron Indoor Stadium. 

This was Roberson's third consecutive double-double, all three coming in Syracuse victories.

"We had great effort and great defense tonight," head coach Jim Boeheim said after the game. "Both teams did an unbelievable job on the offensive boards."

Syracuse won the rebounding battle, 49-42, which included a season-high 26 offensive rebounds. Roberson had 12 of those. He tied Syracuse's program record for most offensive rebounds in a game, matching Billy Owens' record from 1992. 

"He [Roberson] and Lydon were spectacular on the boards. They really were," the Hall-of-Famer continued. 

Lydon, who finished with nine rebounds, approved of Roberson's big game, "obviously he played great for us today."

Senior guard Michael Gbinije said he was a "monster" on the glass, while Trevor Cooney said his performance was "unbelievable," and the stats show how great he was tonight. 

"When he's active, we're a completely different team," Cooney said. "If he continues to that moving forward...it's just good." 

"We've been piecing things back up and we need to do that moving forward," Roberson said. "We've been practicing well and it's paying off."


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