COLUMBUS, Ohio — Zed Key scored a career-high 20 points and Ohio State held top-ranked Duke scoreless for the final 4 1/2 minutes, completing a rally from a 15-point second-half deficit to beat the Blue Devils 71-66.
E.J. Liddell hit two free throws with 1:06 remaining to give the Buckeyes 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 3-pointer, and Cedric Russell got the rebound and closed it out at the free-throw line, and OSU fans stormed the court as time expired.
Lidell finished with 14 points, 14 rebounds, and six assists to pace OSU (5-2), which earned its second win over an AP No. 1 team in head coach Chris Holtmann's five seasons. The victory also helped give the Big Ten Conference a decisive 6-2 advantage in the annual ACC/Big Ten Challenge.
The game marked the final trip to Columbus for Duke's Mike Krzyzewski, who plans to retire after the season. The winningest coach in college basketball history finishes his stellar career 2-2 against the Buckeyes, with both losses coming at the Schottenstein Center.
Following four days off, Ohio State will head east Sunday night for its Big Ten opener against Penn State.
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