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Ohio State Vs. Duke Halftime Update: Buckeyes Lead 47-28 In Big Ten Vs. ACC Challenge

In a matchup pitting undefeated teams ranked in the top five of the country, the Ohio State Buckeyes raced to a 11-0 lead in the opening minutes and currently lead the Duke Blue Devils 47-28 at halftime at Value City Arena in Columbus in the most anticipated game of this season's Big Ten Vs. ACC Challenge.

The Buckeyes have built on that 11-0 lead, and the usual suspects are leading the charge for Ohio State: Sophomore preseason All-American forward Jared Sullinger has scored 13 points on 5-7 shooting and senior guard William Buford has notched 13 points on 5-9 shooting. Sophomore forward Deshaun Thomas has also come through with 13 points on 6-8 shooting.

In short, Ohio State has scored early, easily and often against Duke, shooting 60.6 % from the field en route to 47 points in a highly impressive first half overall.

Meanwhile, Duke's fearsome three point shooting -- they entered tonight shooting 45.9 % and are coming off making 11-25 in a win over Kansas to claim the Maui Invitational championship -- has been a non-factor thus far, as the Blue Devils have made just 1-7 from long range.

Freshman guard Austin Rivers has delivered for Duke however, showing off a wicked crossover and scoring 13 points, and forward Mason Plumlee has also chipped in with eight for the Blue Devils, but everyone else combined for Duke has scored just seven.

Photographs by spatulated, Triple Tri, and chrischappelear used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.