Duke 73, Ohio State 68 (The SportsXchange)

DURHAM, N.C. — Second-ranked Duke added another check mark in its run through highly ranked teams, using a strong finishing touch against fourth-ranked Ohio State on Wednesday night. The Blue Devils overcame a 10-point first-half deficit and then snatched the lead with less than six minutes to play, winning 73-68 at Cameron Indoor Stadium. Duke won its 97th consecutive non-conference home game, a mark that’s the longest active streak in the country. It came as the annual ACC/Big Ten Challenge series came to a close. Ryan Kelly , who dealt with first-half foul trouble, hit a couple 3-pointers to propel the Blue Devils (7-0) into the lead. Duke’s Mason Plumlee scored 21 points and grabbed 17 rebounds and freshman Rasheed Sulaimon poured in all 17 of his points in the second half. Kelly finished with 15 points before fouling out with less than 30 seconds left. Duke played its third top-five opponent this season, already topping then-No. 3 Kentucky and then-No. 2 Louisville. Deshaun Thomas scored 16 points for Ohio State (4-1). Lenzelle Smith Jr. and Aaron Craft, …

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