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  • No. 2 Duke rallies past Ohio State

  • DURHAM, N.C. — Mason Plumlee had 21 points and a career-high-tying 17 rebounds, and No. 2 Duke rallied late and held on to beat No. 4 Ohio State 73-68 on Wednesday night.
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  • DURHAM, N.C. — Mason Plumlee had 21 points and a career-high-tying 17 rebounds, and No. 2 Duke rallied late and held on to beat No. 4 Ohio State 73-68 on Wednesday night.
    Freshman Rasheed Sulaimon scored all 17 points in the second half and Ryan Kelly added 15 including 3-pointers on consecutive possessions 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 Quinn Cook sealed it by hitting six free throws in the final 27.3 seconds.
    Cook finished with 12 points for Duke, which shot 58 percent in the second half to remain unbeaten at home in the ACC-Big Ten Challenge and preserve its school-record winning streak at home against nonconference opponents.
    The Blue Devils — who beat then-No. 3 Kentucky in Atlanta and then-No. 2 Louisville in the Bahamas — won their 97th straight against non-ACC visitors to Cameron Indoor Stadium.
    Boise State 83,No. 11 Creighton 70
    At Omaha, Neb., Derrick Marks scored a career-high 35 points, including 18 straight in the second half, to lead Boise State to the upset.
    The Broncos (5-1) beat a ranked opponent for the first time in four seasons and beat one on the road for the first time since March 2005.
    Creighton (6-1) hadn't lost a regular-season November home game since 1989.
    Anthony Drmic had 17 points and Jeff Elorriaga added 12 for the Broncos.
    Doug McDermott led Creighton with 21 points.
    Creighton got within five points in the last 3 minutes of the game, but Drmic scored twice and Marks made four free throws to seal the Broncos' first win over a ranked opponent since they beat Utah State in February 2009.
    Miami 67,No. 13 Michigan State 59
    At Coral Gables, Fla., senior Trey McKinney Jones scored a career-high 18 points and Miami held Michigan State without a field goal for a 51/2;-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 them ahead 41-33. The lead grew to 57-45, and Miami (4-1) went 8 for 8 from the free throw line over the final 2:11 to seal the victory.
    No. 22 Illinois 75,Georgia Tech 62
    At Champaign, Ill., Joseph Bertrand made 3-pointers on consecutive possessions and scored every point in a 10-0 run for Illinois in the ACC-Big Ten Challenge.
    Illinois (8-0) took charge behind Bertrand, who also scored on a drives in the decisive surge to lift the Illini from a 58-54 deficit late in the second half.
    The Illini finished the game on a 21-4 run.
    No. 24 UNLV 85, UC Irvine 57
    At Las Vegas, Freshman Anthony Bennett and junior Mike Moser scored 19 points apiece to lead UNLV.
    Using tenacious defense, the Rebels held UC Irvine scoreless during a crucial 5 minutes of the second half, long enough to widen their lead to 20 points and take the Anteaters out of the game. UNLV (4-1) outscored UC Irvine 51-31 in the second half to pull away for the easy win.
    UC Irvine (3-4) scored just 21 points over the final 14:59 of the game — nine of which came from the free throw line.
    Former Phoenix High standout Alex Young, a freshman getting his first start with UC Irvine, struggled from the field, shooting 1-of-6 for four points. He also had a pair of assists and four turnovers in 29 minutes of action.
    No. 25 New Mexico 76, Mercer 58
    At Albuquerque, Alex Kirk had 16 points and 13 rebounds and Cameron Bairstow added a career-high 16 points for New Mexico.
    It was Kirk's second straight double-double for the Lobos (7-0).
    Travis Smith scored 16 points to lead the Bears (3-4).
    Bairstow and Tony Snell combined for 14 points in a 17-2 New Mexico run that put the Lobos up 19-5.
    Mercer was never able to get closer than eight points the rest of the way.
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