BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Deshaun Thomas and Aaron Craft scored nine of Ohio State’s points in a decisive 11-2 run, leading the 14th-ranked Buckeyes past No. 2 Indiana 67-58 on Tuesday night.
Thomas finished with 18 points and Craft added 15 as the Buckeyes (22-7 overall, 12-5 Big Ten) won their fourth straight.
Indiana had big plans for Senior Night.
After clinching a share of its conference league title in 11 years with losses by Michigan State and Wisconsin on Sunday, the Hoosiers (25-5, 13-4) were trying to claim their first outright Big Ten crown since 1993. They will have another chance Sunday at No. 7 Michigan.
Cody Zeller scored 17 points and Christian Watford added 12 but the Hoosiers weren’t themselves.
No. 3 Duke 85, Virginia Tech 57: At Durham, N.C., Seth Curry scored 20 points in his final home game, and Duke pulled away to beat Virginia Tech.
Fellow senior Ryan Kelly added 18 points in his second straight strong performance since coming back from an injury for the Blue Devils (26-4, 13-4 Atlantic Coast Conference).
Erick Green scored 25 points on 10 of 19 shooting to lead Virginia Tech (13-17, 4-13), which hasn’t beaten a team in the upper half of the league standings all season.
No. 9 Kansas St. 79, TCU 68: At Manhattan, Kan., Angel Rodriguez had 21 points and 10 assists, and Shane Southwell and Martavious Irving both added 15 points as Kansas State(25-5, 14-3 Big East) beat TCU(10-20, 1-16).
With the Senior Night victory, the Wildcats stayed tied with No. 4 Kansas for first place in the Big 12 with one regular-season game to play.
No. 15 Marquette 60, Rutgers 54: At Piscataway, N.J., Jamil Wilson scored all 10 of his points in the second half, including the late 3-pointer that put Marquette(22-7, 13-4 Big East) ahead for good, and the Golden Eagles rallied for a victory over Rutgers(13-15, 4-13).
No. 24 Notre Dame 66, St. John’s 40: At South Bend, Ind., Jerian Grant had 21 points and eight assists, Eric Atkins added 15 points and Notre Dame held St. John’s to 18 percent shooting in the second half in a victory.
The Fighting Irish (23-7, 11-6 Big East) ended a three-game losing streak to the Red Storm (16-13, 8-9), who lost for the fifth time in six games.
No. 25 Memphis 56, UTEP 54: At El Paso, Texas, Chris Crawford scored 15 points and Adonis Thomas added 11 and Memphis(26-4, 15-0 CUSA) remained undefeated in Conference USA with a victory over UTEP(16-13, 9-6).