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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Purdue got 20 points from guard Rapheal Davis and 14 from guard Jon Octeus and used a key 10-0 run in the second half to upset 20th-ranked Ohio State 60-58 Wednesday night in Mackey Arena.

The Boilermakers posted their third consecutive victory against a ranked opponent for the first time since 1979. Before beating then-No. 25 Iowa on Jan. 24 and then-No. 22 Indiana on Jan. 28, the Boilermakers had lost 13 straight games against ranked opponents. Purdue (15-8, 7-3 Big Ten) won its fourth consecutive game overall.

A free throw by guard Kendall Stephens with 4.9 seconds left accounted for the final score just before Ohio State’s D’Angelo Russell (20 points) missed a potential winning 3-pointer at the final buzzer.

Ohio State (17-6, 6-4) played without starting forward Marc Loving, who did not make the trip from Columbus. School officials did not provide details before the game as to why Loving did not travel with the team.

No. 4 Duke 72, Georgia Tech 66

DURHAM, N.C. — Guard Quinn Cook scored all 17 of his points in the second half, and the fourth-ranked Blue Devils fended off a threat from the Yellow Jackets.

Forward Justise Winslow added 15 points and center Jahlil Okafor provided 14 points for Duke (19-3, 6-3 Atlantic Coast Conference), which played its first home game since Jan. 19. Reserve guard Matt Jones chipped in with 11 points, all in the first half.

Guard Chris Bolden led Georgia Tech with 16 points, guard Marcus Georges-Hunt had 14 points and center Demarco Cox scored 10.

No. 7 Villanova 70, Marquette 52

PHILADELPHIA — The seventh-ranked Wildcats started slowly, endured a poor shooting night, turned the ball over and still were far better than the Golden Eagles.

Villanova (20-2, 7-2 Big East) earned its seventh win in eight games. Marquette (10-12, 2-8) endured its sixth consecutive defeat, the team’s longest skid since 1990-91.

Villanova shot just 37.7 percent from the field and turned the ball over 15 times, but five Wildcats scored in double figures. Junior point guard Ryan Arcidiacono paced Villanova with 18 points — matching a season high — on 5-of-9 shooting, including 4-for-7 from beyond the 3-point arc.

No. 10 Notre Dame 71, Boston College 63

SOUTH BEND, Ind. — The 10th-ranked Irish led by as many as 25 points in the first half and then held off the pesky Eagles for an Atlantic Coast Conference victory.

Boston College (9-12, 1-8 ACC) whittled away at Notre Dame lead in the second half, closing to six points on three occasions in the final 2:24, but each time the Fighting Irish answered on the next possession to keep the Eagles at bay.

Senior guard Jerian Grant and sophomore guard Steve Vasturia led Notre Dame (21-3, 9-2) with 17 points each. Junior post Zach Auguste scored 16 points. Junior guard Olivier Hanlan powered Boston College with 28 points. Senior guard Aaron Brown scored 13 points.

No. 16 Wichita State 62, Bradley 59

PEORIA, Ill. — It was a little closer than most expected, but No. 16 Wichita State did post the expected bounceback win.

Barely surviving a late run by Bradley, the Shockers moved into a first-place tie with Northern Iowa in the Missouri Valley Conference with a win at Peoria Civic Center.

Guard Ron Baker scored 13 points to lead a balanced Wichita State offense. Forward Darius Carter and guard Tekele Cotton contributed 10 each as the Shockers (20-3, 10-1) shot 48 percent from the field despite going the final 12:38 without a field goal.

Point guard Tramique Sutherland tallied a game-high 18 points for the Braves (7-17, 2-9), who were down to 10 players due to injuries and suspensions.

No. 17 Maryland 64, Penn State 58

COLLEGE PARK, Md. — Dez Wells scored a game-high 23 points, including five crucial points at the end that helped No. 17 Maryland hold on to defeat Penn State in a Big Ten game.

Wells, a forward, made a layup with just over a minute left that gave Maryland (19-4, 7-3) a 59-55 lead. He added two free throws, grabbed a big rebound and hit one more free throw to put the Terrapins up 62-58 with 23.1 seconds left.

Maryland guard Melo Trimble sealed the win when he made two free throws

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