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Stephen F. Austin completed the upset of No. 1 Duke on Tuesday night thanks to a game-winning layup from Lumberjacks forward Nathan Bain.
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As Bain was celebrating the upset with his teammates, he had unknowingly shined a brighter light on himself and his family. Bain, a Bahamas native, had his and his family plight pushed to the forefront.
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Nearly everything Bain and his family owned was destroyed in Hurricane Dorian in September. Bain's father, who is a minister, also had his church destroyed in the storm.
Stephen F. Austin athletics created a GoFundMe for Bain's family more than two weeks after the storm had taken its toll on the island nation. Before the game, the fundraiser has raised just over $2,000 for Bain's family, but his game-winning bucket over Duke gave the donations a bit of a boost.
Many of those who donated money to the fund were thanking Bain for helping defeat Duke.
As of Wednesday afternoon, the fundraiser had received more than $45,000. The fund was looking to accrue $50,000.