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1-And-Done: Down Goes Duke

December 1, 2021 1-And-Done: Down Goes Duke

By: Carlos Alvarez

Ohio State Shocks No. 1 Duke; No. 2 Purdue Rolls in Big Ten/ACC Challenge

Just one game after Duke took down Gonzaga to claim the top spot in the polls, the Blue Devils got a dose of heartbreak. Tuesday’s action in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge saw Ohio State play spoiler while No. 2 Purdue crushed Florida State. The Boilers should be next week’s No. 1 barring a loss this week. Here are the top highlights from college hoops’ inter-conference clash.

 

Ohio State def. No. 1 Duke (71-66)

The top-ranked Blue Devils were cruising through 30 minutes of Tuesday’s showdown at Ohio State, but the Buckeyes erupted for a 14-2 to end the game and pull the upset. Ohio State outscored Duke by 18 in the second half. Zed Key led the game with 20 points while E.J. Liddle packaged 14 points and 14 boards for the Buckeyes. OSU (5-2) can expected a top-25 ranking next week.

 

No. 2 Purdue def. Florida State (93-65)

The nation’s second-ranked team had no trouble with their foe in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge. The Boilermakers rolled Florida State behind five players in double figures and a near 60-percent shooting night, including 48 percent from deep (12-for-25). The Boilers (7-0) have scored 90-plus in six of their seven wins. With a win against Iowa on Thursday, Purdue should secure their first-ever No. 1 ranking in program history next week.

 

Big Ten/ACC Challenge Scores

Iowa def. Virginia (75-74)

Illinois def. Notre Dame (82-72)

Minnesota def. Pittsburgh (54-53)

Syracuse def. Indiana (112-110, 2OT)

Rutgers def. Clemson (74-64)

Wake Forest def. Northwestern (77-73)

 

The Big Ten leads the Challenge (6-2). They won it each of the last two years, but the ACC holds the overall advantage (12-7-3) dating back to 1999.

 

Today’s Schedule

Louisville at #22 Michigan State (7:15 pm ET)

Nebraska at NC State (7:15 pm ET)

Virginia Tech at Maryland (7:15 pm ET)

Miami at Penn State (9:15 pm ET)

#24 Michigan at North Carolina (9:15 pm ET)

#23 Wisconsin at Georgia Tech (9:15 pm ET)

 

Additional Storylines

USA Today: Ohio State Upsets No. 1 Duke With 2nd-Half Rally

ESPN: What Duke’s Loss Means for the Buckeyes, Blue Devils & College Basketball

 

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