By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The Ohio State Buckeyes fan base had been reeling following their loss to the Michigan Wolverines on Saturday. But on Tuesday night, the Buckeyes men’s basketball team gave them something to cheer about.
Ohio State defeated No. 1 Duke Blue Devils in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge at Value City Arena in Columbus, Ohio. The Buckeyes won 71-66.
With the win, the Buckeyes improved to 5-2 on the season. The loss dropped the Blue Devils to 7-1.
According to ESPN Stats and Info, the Buckeyes have now won eight of their last 11 games against Associated Press No. 1 ranked teams. They are now 2-0 against the Blue Devils when they were the AP No. 1 ranked team.
Zed Key had a game-high 20 points for the Buckeyes. He had three rebounds and one assist.
He was one of three players for Ohio State, who scored in double figures. E.J. Liddell had 14 and Cedric Russell contributed 12 points.
The Buckeyes had 15 bench points. Russell led the reserves with the aforementioned 12 points.
Wendell Moore Jr. led the Blue Devils with 17 points. He also had eight rebounds, five assists, and two steals.
Moore Jr. was one of two Duke players, who scored in double digits. Paolo Banchero also had 14.
The bench had just nine points. Joey Baker led the reserves with five points.
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