Blue Devils top Buckeyes...Creighton, Michigan State fallUNDATED (AP) - A second-half spurt allowed the Duke Blue Devils to earn their third win over a top-five team this month.
Ryan Kelly hit three-pointers on consecutive trips downcourt to highlight a 20-7 run that lifted the second-ranked Blue Devils past No. 4 Ohio State 73-68. Mason Plumlee finished with 21 points and tied a career high with 17 rebounds to help Duke improve to 7-0. Rasheed Sulaimon scored 17 points, and Quinn Cook iced the victory by hitting six free throws in the final 28 seconds.
Deshaun Thomas had 16 points for the 4-1 Buckeyes.
In other Top-25 action, Mark Lyons scored 18 points and No. 9 Arizona shot 58 percent while stomping on Northern Arizona 93-50. The Wildcats made 12 of 21 from 3-point range and had 22 assists on 30 field goals.
Derrick Marks scored 18 straight points in the second half and finished with a career-high 35 as Boise State topped 11th-ranked Creighton 83-70. It's the first time since 1989 the Bluejays have lost a regular-season home game in November.
Trey McKinney Jones went 5-for-7 from three-point range and scored a career-high 18 points as Miami surprised No. 13 Michigan State 67-59. McKinney Jones hit a basket to cap a 14-2 spurt that began the second half and put the Hurricanes up 41-33.
Joseph Bertrand made 3-pointers on consecutive possessions and scored every point in a 10-0 run to ignite No. 22 Illinois to a 75-62 victory over Georgia Tech. Bertrand and Brandon Paul each finished with 15 points to help the Illini get to 8-0.
Number 24 UNLV was an 85-57 winner over UC Irvine behind 19 points apiece from Anthony Bennett and Mike Moser.
Alex Kirk had 16 points and 13 rebounds and Cameron Bairstow added a career-high 16 points and No. 25 New Mexico beat Mercer 76-58.
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