With Zion Williamson on the bench in the second half and suffering from double vision after getting poked in the eye, Reddish made all the shots on Saturday - including the game-winner.
Williamson and classmate RJ Barrett are the only pair of teammates nationally each averaging 20 points per game - Barrett leads the ACC and is 15th nationally (22.8), with Williamson second in the ACC and 28th in the NCAA (20.9). Mfiondu Kabengele tied a career-high with 24 points and grabbed a season-high 10 rebounds while Phil Cofer scored a season-high 21 points and grabbed seven rebounds.
Added guard Tre Jones: "We knew they'd be trying to not let R.J. get the ball". It had more dunks in the second half than the first.
After the game, head coach coach Mike Krzyzewski told the the Raleigh News & Observer's Steve Wiseman that Williamson suffered double vision after the collision, which prevented him from re-entering the game.
Veteran Kuchar fires back-to-back 63s to lead Sony Open
Kuchar's final-round 66 put him at 22-under 258 for the tournament, with Putnam finishing at 18 under with a 2-under 68 on Sunday. Lahiri bogeyed the 460-yard par-4 sixth, as he landed on the green in 2 and three-putting, moving him to one-over for the round.
His team even garnered a No. 4 ranking this week from the AP voter who had refused to put the Blue Devils on his ballot at all until after they played their first true road game (the first two such games came last week).
"[I need to] just play within the flow of the game and be aggressive when I need to be", Nichols said. We're going to him down the stretch.
The Panthers have been able to survive in games this season by playing tough on the defensive end of the floor, where they have limited opponents to just 94.6 points per 100 possessions (37th in the NCA) this year. And to come up - it wasn't just that he hit that shot; he hit a couple other big ones.
FSU has had success against top-ranked teams in recent years, with victories over No. 1 North Carolina in the semifinals of the 2009 ACC Tournament and during the 2010-11 regular season, and against Duke in Tallahassee on January 6, 2002. "They rose to the different occasion. We had a chance, and we got beat by a team that played a little better than we did". For this game - are you kidding?
Florida State coach Leonard Hamilton was impressed by how the young Duke team has progressed so quickly in 15 games to handle such a situation. Will that continue today when they are favorites at the Florida State Seminoles?