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Men's basketball: Boilers join Illini as lone Big Ten winners in Challenge

Duke serves up second-half special

Published: Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012 12:14 a.m. CDT

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Mason Plumlee had 21 points and a career-high-tying 17 rebounds, and No. 2 Duke rallied late before holding on to beat No. 4 Ohio State 73-68 on Wednesday night in Durham, N.C.

Rasheed Sulaimon scored 17 points and Ryan Kelly added 15 and hit 3-pointers on consecutive trips downcourt early during the 20-7 run that put the Blue Devils (7-0) ahead to stay and sent them to their third win over a top-five team this month.

Deshaun Thomas scored 16 points for Ohio State (4-1), while Aaron Craft and Lenzelle Smith Jr. had 11 apiece.

Shannon Scott pulled the Buckeyes within 66-64 with a free throw with 28.9 seconds left before Duke’s Quinn Cook (12 points) sealed it by hitting six free throws in the final 27.3 seconds.

Virginia 60, Wisconsin 54: Joe Harris scored 22 points as thr Cavaliers beat the Badgers at their own grind-it-out game in Madison.

Darion Atkins added 14 for the Cavaliers (5-2), while Akil Mitchell added 11. Virginia only trailed for 3 minutes during the second half.

Ben Brust led Wisconsin (4-3) with 15 points, while Jared Berggren added 12. The Badgers were outrebounded 36-25, didn’t attempt a free throw until the game’s final 6 minutes, and hit just 8 of 22 3-point shots.

Miami 67, No. 13 Michigan St. 59: Senior Trey McKinney Jones scored a career-high 18 points and the Hurricanes held the visiting Spartans without a field goal for a 5˝-minute stretch in the second half.

McKinney Jones went 5 for 7 from 3-point range, including a basket that capped a 14-2 run to start the second half that put Miami ahead 41-33. The lead grew to 57-45, and the Hurricans (4-1) went 8 for 8 from the free-throw line over the final 2:11 to seal the victory.

Keith Appling had 15 points for the Spartans (5-2).

Purdue 73, Clemson 61: D.J. Byrd had 20 points and six 3-pointers in the first half as the Boilermakers built a big lead in a win on the road.

Byrd finished with 22 points for Purdue (3-3), which led 42-22 at halftime en route to its fourth straight win in the ACC-Big Ten Challenge. Terone Johnson added 13 points for the Boilers.

Devin Booker had 18 points to lead the Tigers (4-2), who cut the once 23-point lead to 68-59 with 1:31 remaining but could get no closer. Clemson played without suspended leading scorer Milton Jennings, who was arrested on a drug possession charge.

Boston College 73, Penn St. 61: Freshman Olivier Hanlan scored 22 points, and the Eagles withstood a furious late-game rally to win in State College, Pa.

Boston College (3-4) led by 20 with 6:21 left before an 18-1 run got the Nittany Lions (3-3) within 60-57 with 3:05 to play. Hanlan’s three-point play on a jumper in the lane ended the spurt.

Jermaine Marshall (25 points) and D.J. Newbill (22 points) led the comeback for Penn State.

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