Miami's head coach Jim Larranaga, right, is congratulated by fans after a 67-59 win over Michigan State in an NCAA college basketball game on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012, in Coral Gables, Fla. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)
Updated: December 30, 2012 4:06PM
Mason Plumlee had 21 points and a career-high-tying 17 rebounds, and No. 2 Duke rallied late and held on to beat visiting No. 4 Ohio State 73-68 on Wednesday night.
Freshman Rasheed Sulaimon scored all 17 points in the second half. 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.
Miami 67, No. 13 MSU 59
Senior Trey McKinney Jones scored a career-high 18 points for host Miami (4-1). McKinney Jones went 5-for-7 from 3-point range, including a basket that capped a 14-2 run to start the second half that put them ahead 41-33.
Keith Appling scored 15 for the No. 13 Spartans (5-2), who lost for the first time since the season opener against Connecticut.
Purdue 73. Clemson 61
D.J. Byrd 20 points and six 3-pointers in the first half as visiting Purdue built a big lead and held on. The Boilermakers (3-3) won in the ACC/Big Ten challenge for a fourth straight year and did on the strength of their early outside shooting. Byrd was 6 of 9 from beyond the arc while Purdue had seven threes overall to lead 42-22 at the break. Clemson falls to 4-2.
Virginia 60, Wisconsin 54
Joe Harris scored 22 points Wednesday night to lead visiting Virginia (5-2). Ben Brust led the Badgers (4-3) with 15 points, while Jared Berggren added 12.