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Washington scores 17, Ohio State tops No. 15 Rutgers 79-68

Ohio St Rutgers Basketball
Posted at 3:36 PM, Jan 09, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-09 15:36:00-05

PISCATAWAY, N.J. — Duane Washington Jr. scored 17 points and Ohio State closed the first half with a big run to beat No. 15 Rutgers 79-68.

The Buckeyes used a 22-4 burst to take a 42-30 lead at halftime. Ohio State improved to 9-3 overall and 3-3 in the Big Ten.

Rutgers lost its third in a row and fell to 7-4, including 3-4 in the conference.

Trailing by 22, Rutgers got within eight points down the stretch.

Jacob Young scored 19 points for the Scarlet Knights.