Hoosiers rebound for big road win
Columbus, Ohio • After a stunning loss, the Indiana Hoosiers were on a mission to reaffirm just how good they are.
Victor Oladipo scored a career-high 26 points, Cody Zeller added 24 and Christian Watford 20 to lead No. 1 Indiana back from a demoralizing loss to a huge road win in beating No. 10 Ohio State 81-68 on Sunday.
"It was putting teams away, playing to win and not just playing for the time to run out," Zeller said of the lessons learned from an upset loss at Illinois on Thursday. "So, we made that adjustment pretty well."
The Hoosiers (21-3, 9-2 Big Ten) dominated the second half while staying in the thick of the Big Ten race.
The Hoosiers were coming off an epic collapse that might have caused the undoing of many teams. The Illini went on a 13-2 run to close the game, with Indiana turning the ball over late and then allowing an uncontested layup at the buzzer of a 74-72 shocker.
Less than three days later, they more than rebounded with a signature win in hostile territory. The victory was Indiana's first against a top-10 conference opponent on the road in more than 20 years since a win in 1993 at Iowa.
No. 4 Duke 62, Boston College 61 • In Boston, Mason Plumlee had 19 points and 10 rebounds, hitting the game-winning free throw with 26 seconds left to help Duke rally from early and late deficits to beat Boston College.
Seth Curry added 18 points for the Blue Devils (21-2, 8-2 Atlantic Coast Conference).
California 77, No. 7 Arizona 69 • In Tucson Ariz., Allen Crabbe scored 19 of his 31 points in the second half, Justin Cobbs hit a big shot in the closing seconds, and Cal held its composure down the stretch to beat Arizona.