Columbus, Ohio – 1st place Duke took an eight-point lead with five minutes left, but Ohio State bounced back with a 14-1 win to close it as the Blues were dealt their first loss of the season, dropping to 71 -66 on Tuesday night. at Value City Arena.
After EJ Liddell hit a mid-range jump to send the Buckeyes (5-2) to 69-66 with 15 seconds remaining, Duke (7-1) pushed the ball to the floor and found the freshman. Paolo Banchero for a pointer three potential game link pointers. Banchero’s three broke and the rebound was caught by Cedric Russell, who was quickly fouled and hit a pair of free throws on the other end to secure Ohio State victory.
Banchero finished with 14 points – 10 in the first half to give the Blues a 43-30 lead after the break. Duke shot 52% from the field in the opening frame while the Ohio State limit was just 3/10 from outside the arc.
Although the Blues maintained the lead for most of the second half, they struggled in the first half. Graduted student According to John fouled out of the game with 6:26 remaining, while Banchero, Wendell Moore Jr., Jeremy Roach and Mark Williams each player with four of the end minutes.
Moore finished with the highest 17 points in a 7/15 shootout to go through with eight rebounds and five assists. Keels and Roach each scored 9 points, but shot a total of 7 of 22 from the floor and 2 of 8 from a three-point range.
Zed Key leads the Buckeyes with 20 points, while Liddell has a 14-point double, 14 rebounds. Russell took 3/4 of the shot from depth and made 3/4 of the free throw for 12 points.
Duke begins a two-week break from games before his next game on Tuesday, December 14 against South Carolina State at Cameron Indoor Stadium.
https://goduke.com/news/2021/12/1/mens-basketball-no-1-duke-falls-at-ohio-state-71-66.aspx Duke Falls #1 in Ohio State, 71-66