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Men’s basketball: Sullinger scores 21 as No. 2 OSU routs No. 3 Duke
BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
COLUMBUS, Ohio—Jared Sullinger scored 21 points and three teammates were close behind as No. 2 Ohio State roared out to an 11–0 lead and never looked back in beating third-ranked Duke 85–63 last night in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.
Buckeyes fans chanted “Overrated” at the Blue Devils in the final minute.
The Buckeyes (7–0) never trailed, weathering a Duke rally later in the first half and then leading by 20 for most of the second half.
Austin Rivers had 22 points and Mason Plumlee 16 for the Blue Devils (7–1), coming off wins over ranked opponents Michigan and Kansas in their previous two games.
William Buford scored 20, Deshaun Thomas 18 and Aaron Craft 17 for the Buckeyes, who gave the Big Ten a 4–2 edge in the conference matchups.