No. 2 Duke Remains Undefeated With 73-68 Win Against Ohio State

No. 2 Duke University stayed undefeated as it handed fourth-ranked Ohio State University its first loss of the college basketball season.

The Blue Devils (7-0) rallied from an eight-point halftime deficit to win 73-68. It was their 97th straight home victory against a non-conference team at Cameron Indoor Stadium in Durham, North Carolina.

Mason Plumlee led the Blue Devils with 21 points and 17 rebounds. Rasheed Sulaimon had 17 points and Ryan Kelly added 15 for Duke, which outscored the Buckeyes 50-37 in the second half.

Deshaun Thomas scored 16 points and Aaron Craft and Lenzelle Smith Jr. each added 11 points for Ohio State (4-1).

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