Duke’s Alex O’Connell on his big performance at Syracuse

Duke sophomore guard stepped in for injured star Zion Williamson and scored 20 points in the Blue Devils' 75-65 win at Syracuse on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019, at the Carrier Dome.
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Duke sophomore guard stepped in for injured star Zion Williamson and scored 20 points in the Blue Devils' 75-65 win at Syracuse on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019, at the Carrier Dome.

An Illinois native, Steve Wiseman has covered Duke athletics since 2010 for the Durham Herald-Sun and Raleigh News & Observer. Prior to his arrival in Durham, he worked for newspapers in Columbia and Spartanburg, S.C., Biloxi, Miss., and Charlotte covering beats including the NFL’s Carolina Panthers and New Orleans Saints, University of South Carolina athletics and the S.C. General Assembly.