Nov. 29, 2012
No. 2 Duke (7-0) 73, No. 4 Ohio State (4-1) 68
Nov. 28, 2012
Cameron Indoor Stadium - Durham, N.C.
Ohio State and Duke met for the seventh time Wednesday. Duke holds a 4-3 advantage in the series. It was the first game of the series played in Durham.
The game was the 11th all-time for the Buckeyes in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge. They are 5-6 all-time in the annual event.
As a ranked team (AP), No. 4 Ohio State is 430-117 all-time. Ohio State is 309-68 when ranked in the Top 10.
Ohio State has an overall record of 147-232 vs. teams ranked in the Associated Press Top 25 poll. The Buckeyes are 7-16 against the No. 2 ranked team all-time. Ohio State defeated No. 2 Syracuse 77-70 March 24 in Boston to reach the 2012 Final Four.
Ohio State is 38-27 all-time against teams from the Atlantic Coast Conference.
Three players scored in double figures for Ohio State: Deshaun Thomas (16 points), Lenzelle Smith Jr. (11) and Aaron Craft (11).
The Buckeyes held Duke without a field goal over 10:26 of play in the first half, outscoring the Blue Devils 21-12 during that time.
OSU held the Blue Devils to their lowest first half point total of the season (previously 29 vs. VCU).
The Buckeyes held a 16-7 advantage in offensive rebounds.
Matta is 225-66 during his career at Ohio State and 327-97 overall as a head coach.
During the Matta era at Ohio State, the Buckeyes are 43-6 in November.
Scored a team-high 16 points against Duke.
Passed 1,000 points for his Ohio State career (81 games). With 1,009 points to his credit, he ranks 47th on the all-time scoring list at OSU.
Grabbed a career-high 10 rebounds.
Collected a career-high eight rebounds.
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