TALLAHASSEE, FL — Cam Reddish hit the game-winning 3-pointer with 0.8 seconds left and No. 1 Duke beat No. 13 Florida State 80-78 here in Tallahassee, FL, on Saturday.
The Blue Devils (14-1, 3-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) trailed the Seminoles 39-38 at halftime and had to play without leading scorer Zion Williamson for the entire second half.
With his team trailing by one, Reddish caught the ball off an inbounds pass and buried a wide-open 3-pointer to stun the crowd at Donald L. Tucker Center and lift Duke to its ninth consecutive win.
The talent who has been quiet for the most part this season, finished with 23 points and made five 3-pointers.
Fellow freshman RJ Barrett, who took over on offense when Williamson left the game, led the Blue Devils with 32 points on 10 of 19 shooting,
Williamson went out of the game after getting poked in the eye late in the first half. He didn’t return and ended with 11 points and eight rebounds in 17 minutes.
Florida State (13-3, 1-2) was led by Mfiondu Kabengele, who collected his third career double-double, when tying a career-high with 24 points to go with 10 rebounds.
Phil Cofer, who hit five 3-pointers, scored a season-high 21 points, while P.J. Savoy, who had made a pair of free throws to put the Seminoles ahead with 15.8 seconds left, added 10 points in the defeat.
Florida State last entertained a No. 1 team eight years ago when it upset Duke 66-61 on Jan. 12, 2011. The Noles were on course to pull off another shocker, but fell short.
Duke returns to action on Monday night when it hosts Syracuse.
Florida State also has a short turnaround as the Noles are back in action at Pittsburgh on Monday.