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February 11, 2013

Indiana bounces back vs. Ohio St.

COLUMBUS, Ohio — After a stunning loss, the Indiana Hoosiers were on a mission to reaffirm just how good they were.

There was no questioning their ability Sunday.

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.

“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.”

Boy, did they. The Hoosiers (21-3, 9-2 Big Ten) dominated the second half while making some history and staying in the thick of the Big Ten race.

“We knew we let one get away from us,” Watford said. “At that point you just have to move on to the next one.”

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.

No. 4 Duke 62, Boston College 61: 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), who watched the three teams above them in the AP Top 25 lose to unranked opponents this week — and then nearly joined them. Duke won its fifth straight game.

California 77, No. 7 Arizona 69: 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.

Cal (14-9, 6-5 Pac-12) rallied from a 15-point deficit behind its defense against Arizona State on Thursday before coming up just short in a 66-62 loss. The Bears did the same thing to Arizona, keying a big run that put them up 10 with their zone.

Cal held on behind Crabbe and Cobbs, who scored on layup with 39 seconds left and had 21 points.

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