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Buckeyes clamp down late, rally to stun top-ranked Blue Devils



Zed Key scored a career-high 20 points and Ohio State held topranked Duke scoreless for the final 41/ minutes, completing a rally

2 from a 15-point second-half deficit to beat the Blue Devils, 71-66, on Tuesday night in Columbus, Ohio.

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. Duke freshman star Paolo Banchero missed a tying three-pointer, and Cedric Russell got the rebound and closed it out at the free throw line. Ohio State fans stormed the court as time expired.

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

Wendell Moore Jr. led the Blue Devils with 17 points, and Banchero finished with 14.

Duke led by 13 points at halftime and extended that advantage to 49-34 early in the second half. Moore’s layup with 5:19 remaining made it 65-57, and Trevor Keels made a free throw with 4:29 left.

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 the second-ranked Boilermake­rs pulled away from the Seminoles in the ACC/BIG Ten Challenge in West Lafayette, Ind.

Purdue has won seven straight home games in the annual clash between the conference­s. It is also 7-0 for the first time since 2015-16 and the seventh time since 1940.

Florida State (5-2) was led by Caleb Mills with 22 points and John Butler with 10 as its fourgame winning streak ended. The Seminoles had won four of their previous five in the event.

TENNESSEE 86, PRESBYTERI­AN 44: Kennedy Chandler and Justin Powell scored 15 points apiece to carry the 13th-ranked Volunteers past the Blue Hose in Knoxville, Tenn.

Chandler, a freshman guard, had seven assists and seven steals. Powell, a transfer from Auburn, came off the bench to hit all five of his three-point attempts.

Victor Bailey added 14 points for the Volunteers (5-1).

Kobe Stewart and Winston Hill led Presbyteri­an (5-3) with nine points each.

HOUSTON 99, NORTHWESTE­RN STATE 58: Marcus Sasser made seven three-pointers in the first half and finished with 26 points to power the 15thranked Cougars (6-1) past the Demons in Houston.

Houston forced Northweste­rn State (1-7) into 21 turnovers, which the Cougars turned into 32 points.


R. J. Cole scored 25 points, and the 17th-ranked Huskies survived a challenge from the Hawks in Hartford, Conn.

U- Conn. (7-1) was sluggish for much of the night against UMES (2-5), which entered as a 33-point underdog, according to Fanduel Sportsbook.

The Huskies led 39-31 at halftime but didn’t score for the first four minutes of the second half and saw their lead cut to 42-41 on a three-pointer by Da’shawn Phillip.

MOUNT ST. MARY’S 72, HOWARD 70: Deandre Thomas buried a three-pointer from the left wing at the buzzer to send the Mountainee­rs to a victory over the Bison in Emmitsburg, Md.

Thomas finished with 15 points, sinking 3 of 8 from distance, for Mount St. Mary’s (3-5).

Elijah Hawkins scored 19 points and had six assists for the Bison (4-4).

Baylor women win in a rout

Sarah Andrews scored 20 points and Queen Egbo and Nalyssa Smith each had a doubledoub­le as the fifth-ranked Bears hammered Morehead State, 73-28, in Waco, Tex.

The Bears (7-1) held the Eagles to 20 percent shooting (11 of 55) in their 64th consecutiv­e nonconfere­nce home victory.

Egbo had a career-high 16 rebounds while scoring 11 points on 5-of-7 shooting.

Morehead State (1-5) failed to reach double digits in any quarter.

TEMPLE 49, GEORGETOWN 47: Kelsey Ransom (15 points) was the only Hoya to score in double figures as Georgetown fell to the Owls to close out a five-game homestand at McDonough Arena.

The Hoyas (3-3) shot just 30.2 percent (16 for 53) from the field to lose for the third time in four games.

Mia Davis led Temple (4-3) with 14 points and 11 rebounds.

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