GREENSBORO, N.C., Dec. 3 (UPI) -- Freshman J.J. Redick scored all 20 of his points in the second half Tuesday night to withstand a huge effort from Brent Darby as No. 3 Duke remained unbeaten with a 91-76 victory over Ohio State in the ACC-Big Ten Challenge.
Duke (4-0) never trailed in the second half, although Darby's career-high 35 points almost brought back the Buckeyes from a 26-point deficit. But Ohio State had a pair of players foul out, thwarting its comeback.
Duke held a 75-57 lead before Darby scored 10 straight points to cut the deficit to eight. That set the stage for Redick. The shooting guard drained a contested jumper to restore a 10-point lead and added another long 3-pointer for an 82-70 advantage with 2 1/2 minutes left.
Redick nailed five 3-pointers in Saturday's win over UCLA.
Daniel Ewing scored eight points in an 11-0 run that gave Duke the lead for good at 36-28 with 2:57 left in the first half. Ewing capped the spurt with a layup off a perfect feed from Chris Duhon.
Freshman Shelden Williams dunked for a 41-33 advantage at halftime and Redick had a pair of 3-pointers in a 9-0 spurt that opened the second half. The Blue Devils used a 20-3 run in just over six minutes for a commanding 62-36 bulge.