Thanks to an amazing defensive effort over the last five minutes of the game, the Ohio State Buckeyes knocked off the top-ranked Duke Blue Devils, 71-66 at Value City Arena on Tuesday night.

The Buckeyes ended the game on a 12-0 run and held Duke scoreless over the final 4:29. E.J. Liddell had a double-double for the Buckeyes, finishing with 14 points, 14 rebounds and six assists. Zed Key had a career-high 20 points.

The Buckeyes played short-handed once again, as Seth Towns and Justice Sueing continue to be several weeks away from returning for Ohio State. Eugene Brown also remains in concussion protocol for the Buckeyes.

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This article first appeared on FanNation Buckeyes Now and was syndicated with permission.

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