Los Angeles Times

Ohio State rallies to beat No. 1 Duke in Challenge


Zed Key scored a careerhigh 20 points and host Ohio State held top-ranked Duke scoreless for the final 41⁄2 minutes, completing a rally from a 15-point second-half deficit to beat the Blue Devils 71-66 on Tuesday night in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.

E.J. Liddell hit two free throws with 1:06 remaining to give the Buckeyes (5-2) their first lead since early in the first half, and his jumper made it 69-66 with 16 seconds left.

The Blue Devils (7-1) claimed the top spot in this week’s AP top-25 poll — a stay that could be brief — after beating then-No. 1 Gonzaga in Las Vegas.

at No. 2 Purdue 93, Florida State 65: Jaden Ivey scored 18 points and matched his career high with four three-pointers, Brandon Newman added 13 points, and Purdue pulled away in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge.

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