No. 2 Ohio State Vs. No. 3 Duke Final Score: Buckeyes Roll Past Blue Devils, 85-63

COLUMBUS, OH - NOVEMBER 29: Jared Sullinger #0 of the Ohio State Buckeyes celebrates with fans after the game against the Duke Blue Devils at Value City Arena on November 29, 2011 in Columbus, Ohio. Ohio State beat Duke 85-63. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

The Ohio State Buckeyes came to play and ran through the No. 3 Duke Blue Devils, led by Jared Sullinger.

The No. 2 Ohio State Buckeyes ran over the No. 3 Duke Blue Devils, dominating the game from start to finish before winning, 85-63, in the highlight of the 2011 Big 10-ACC Challenge so far.

After the game, Mike Krzyzewski didn't sugarcoat Duke's performance. "Sometimes you just get your butt kicked," he said. "We were getting our butt kicked. I've had my butt kicked before. We've kicked some butt. Tonight my butt's sore."

The Buckeyes took an early lead over the Blue Devils, going up 11-0 on Duke in the first four minutes before a jumper by Mason Plumlee finally got the Blue Devils on the board. The Buckeyes poured it on in the first half taking a huge 47-28 lead into halftime.

"They just jumped on us from the beginning," Plumlee said. "We weren't ready to play."

The Blue Devils battled back in the second half, but it just wasn't enough to overcome the early Ohio State onslaught. It was a team effort from the Buckeyes, led by Jared Sullinger, who scored 21 points with eight boards. William Buford added 20 points, with Deshaun Thomas and Aaron Craft scoring 18 and 17, respectively. 

"This basketball team is special," Sullinger said.

In the loss, the Blue Devils were led by Austin Rivers' game-high 22 points and Plumlee's 16.

For more on the Ohio State basketball team, visit SB Nation's Ohio State blog Along The Olentangy. For more on the Duke Blue Devils, visit SB Nations' Duke blog Duke Basketball Report.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.