Duke 73, Ohio St. 68

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 9:30 PM
Location - Cameron Indoor Stadium, Durham, North Carolina
Officials - John Cahill, Mike Eades, Karl Hess
Attendance - 9314

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
Ohio St. 31 37 68
Duke 23 50 73

Recap


No. 2 Duke 73, No. 4 Ohio State 68:
Senior Mason Plumlee had 21 points and 17 rebounds as the host Blue Devils stormed back to avenge last season’s 22-point loss in Columbus in the ACC-Big Ten Challenge.

Duke (7-0) extended its non-conference home win streak to 97 games despite going more than 10 minutes without a field goal in the first half. Duke trailed 31-23 at the break with its starting guards having gone 1-for-11 from the field.

But Rasheed Sulaimon scored all 17 of his points after halftime and Ryan Kelly hit back-to-back 3-pointers to put Duke on top 56-53 with 5:42 left. The Blue Devils would not relinquish the lead.

Ohio State (4-1) came in leading the nation in 3-point shooting at 48 percent, but hit 6-of-21 and shot 33.8 percent overall. Deshaun Thomas led the Buckeyes with 16 points while Aaron Craft and Lenzelle Smith Jr. added 11 apiece.

Duke notched its third win over a top four team, following victories over Kentucky and Louisville. The Blue Devils also got payback for last season's 85-63 loss at Ohio State.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Duke improved to 12-2 in the Challenge while Ohio State fell to 5-6. … Duke leads the all-time series 4-3. … Ohio State fell to 7-16 all-time against No. 2-ranked teams.

Ohio St Buckeyes

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Lenzelle Smith Jr. 39:00 4-12 1-6 2-3 2 3 5 2 4 0 0 0 11
Deshaun Thomas 30:00 6-14 3-6 1-1 0 2 2 0 3 1 0 0 16
Sam Thompson 25:00 2-6 0-1 0-0 1 7 8 0 2 1 2 0 4
Evan Ravenel 14:00 4-4 0-0 0-0 0 2 2 0 3 0 0 1 8
Aaron Craft 34:00 3-15 1-4 4-6 3 1 4 1 5 0 3 0 11
Shannon Scott 20:00 1-8 0-2 3-4 1 0 1 3 4 2 1 0 5
Amir Williams 27:00 0-2 0-0 4-6 6 4 10 0 1 0 0 1 4
LaQuinton Ross 11:00 3-7 1-2 2-2 3 0 3 0 1 0 1 0 9
TOTAL 200 23-68 6-21 16-22 16 19 35 6 23 4 7 2 68
  33.8% 28.6% 72.7% Team Rebs: 5   Total TO: 7

Duke Blue Devils

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Seth Curry 28:00 1-6 0-1 2-3 0 1 1 0 2 0 1 0 4
Quinn Cook 40:00 3-10 0-2 6-7 0 6 6 8 4 2 3 0 12
Rasheed Sulaimon 31:00 7-12 2-4 1-2 0 4 4 0 2 0 1 0 17
Mason Plumlee 39:00 6-11 0-0 9-12 5 12 17 2 2 0 2 1 21
Ryan Kelly 29:00 5-10 3-5 2-2 0 3 3 0 5 0 1 3 15
Tyler Thornton 17:00 0-0 0-0 0-1 1 1 2 1 4 1 0 1 0
Josh Hairston 10:00 2-2 0-0 0-0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 4
Amile Jefferson 3:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Alex Murphy 3:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 24-51 5-12 20-27 7 28 35 11 19 3 8 5 73
  47.1% 41.7% 74.1% Team Rebs: 2   Total TO: 8