Duke holds off Ohio State

Mason Plumlee scored 21 points and grabbed 15 rebounds to lift No. 2 Duke to a 73-68 win over No. 4 Ohio State on Wednesday at Cameron Indoor Stadium in Durham. Ohio State (4-1) struggled shooting the ball in the game. The Buckeyes made 70 percent of their free throws (16-of-23) and they shot 34 percent (23-of-67) from the field.

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FINAL: Mason Plumlee scored 21 points and grabbed 15 rebounds to lift No. 2 Duke to a 73-68 win over No. 4 Ohio State on Wednesday at Cameron Indoor Stadium in Durham. Ohio State (4-1) struggled shooting the ball in the game.

The Buckeyes made 70 percent of their free throws (16-of-23) and they shot 34 percent (23-of-67) from the field. Duke (7-0) shot 20-of-27 from the free throw line. The Blue Devils also got double-digit games from Quinn Cook, who scored 12, Ryan Kelly, who scored 15, and Rasheed Sulaimon, who scored 17. Amir Williams scored four points and grabbed 10 rebounds for Ohio State in the loss.

The Buckeyes got double-digit efforts from Deshaun Thomas, who scored 16 and Lenzelle Smith, Jr. and Aaron Craft, who each scored 11.

HALFTIME: No. 4 Ohio State has the lead at the break, 31-23, as well as the rebounding edge, which the Buckeyes dominated by a 20-14 margin. Ohio State applied the pressure in the first half, earning second-chance opportunities with 10 offensive rebounds, to just three for No. 2 Duke. Seven Ohio State players have scored. Mason Plumlee led the way for the Blue Devils in the first half, with 10 points and six rebounds. The Buckeyes’ Amir Williams already has three points and seven rebounds. Powered by Narrative Science.

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