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No. 2 Duke Rallies Past No. 4 Ohio State 73-68

By The Associated Press
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Aaron Craft #4 of the Ohio State Buckeyes drives to the basket against Mason Plumlee #5 of the Duke Blue Devils during their game at Cameron Indoor Stadium /  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Aaron Craft #4 of the Ohio State Buckeyes drives to the basket against Mason Plumlee #5 of the Duke Blue Devils during their game at Cameron Indoor Stadium / (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

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DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Mason Plumlee had 21 points and a career-high-tying 17 rebounds, and No. 2 Duke rallied late and held on to beat No. 4 Ohio State 73-68 on Wednesday night.

Rasheed Sulaimon scored 17 points and Ryan Kelly added 15 and hit 3-pointers on consecutive trips downcourt early during the 20-7 run that put the Blue Devils (7-0) ahead to stay and sent them to their third win over a top-five team this month.

Deshaun Thomas scored 16 points for Ohio State (4-1), while Aaron Craft and Lenzelle Smith Jr. had 11 apiece.

Shannon Scott pulled the Buckeyes within 66-64 with a free throw with 28.9 seconds left before Quinn Cook sealed it by hitting six free throws in the final 27.3 seconds.

Cook finished with 12 points.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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