No. 2 Duke 73, ?No. 4 Ohio State 68
Mason Plumlee had 21 points and a career-high-tying 17 rebounds, and host Duke rallied late and held on to beat Ohio State in an ACC/Big Ten Challenge game.
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.
Boise State 83, ?No. 11 Creighton 70
Derrick Marks scored a career-high 35 points, including 18 in a row in the second half, and Boise State upset host Creighton 83-70. The Broncos (5-1) beat a ranked opponent for the first time in four seasons and beat one on the road for the first time since March 2005.
Creighton (6-1) hadn’t lost a regular-season November home game since 1989.
Anthony Drmic had 17 points and Jeff Elorriaga added 12 for the Broncos.
Doug McDermott led Creighton with 21 points.
Creighton got within five points in the last 3 minutes of the game, but Drmic scored twice and Marks made four free throws to seal the Broncos’ first win over a ranked opponent since they beat Utah State in February 2009.
The Broncos had come into the game having lost 18 of 19 on the road against ranked teams, with the lone win against Nevada in March 2005.
Marks scored 28 points in the second half.
Miami 67, ?No. 13 Michigan State 59
Senior Trey McKinney Jones scored a career-high 18 points and the host Miami Hurricanes beat Michigan State. 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 the Hurricanes ahead 41-33.
The lead grew to 57-45, and the Hurricanes went 8-for-8 from the free-throw line over the final 2:11 to seal the win.
Miami (4-1) held the ball in the final seconds to run out the clock, and students then stormed the court, hoisting at least one player and the team mascot onto their shoulders and chanting, “ACC.” The game was part of the ACC-Big Ten Challenge.
The Spartans (5-2) lost for the first time since the season opener against Connecticut.
The Spartans cut down on their turnovers — they had 12 after totaling 20 in each of the past two games. They still struggled with their half-court offense, and stayed in the game only because they had 16 offensive rebounds.
The Spartans’ point total was a season low. They were outscored 40-28 in the second half, when they went 11-for-30 from the field.
Michigan State’s Gary Harris and Travis Trice returned from injuries, but that wasn’t enough to spark the offense. The Spartans trailed 48-42 with 10 minutes left, then went without a basket until Branden Dawson scored to cut the deficit to 57-47 with 4:55 left.
Shane Larkin and Durand Scott scored 15 points apiece for Miami.
No. 22 Illinois 75, Georgia Tech 62
Joseph Bertrand made 3-pointers on consecutive possessions and scored every point in a 10-0 run to ignite host Illinois over Georgia Tech in an ACC-Big Ten Challenge game.
Illinois (8-0) took charge behind Bertrand, who also scored on a drive in the decisive surge to lift the Illini from a 58-54 deficit late in the second half.
The Illini finished the game on a 21-4 run.
Bertrand scored 12 of his 15 points in the second half. Brandon Paul also scored 15 points for the Illini, and forward Tyler Griffey and guard D.J. Richardson had 14 points apiece.
Kammeon Holsey led Georgia Tech (4-2) with 14 points, and Jason Morris and Mfon Udofia scored 10 points apiece.
The Yellow Jackets appeared to grab control with a 12-3 run midway through the second half for a 54-50 lead.
No. 25 New Mexico 76, Mercer 58
Alex Kirk had 16 points and 13 rebounds and Cameron Bairstow added a career-high 16 points and host New Mexico beat Mercer.
It was Kirk’s second consecutive double-double for the Lobos (7-0).
Travis Smith scored 16 points to lead the Bears (3-4).