Buckeyes win 24th in a row

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MINNEAPOLIS --- David Lighty scored 19 points and Jared Sullinger had 18 points and 13 rebounds to help top-ranked Ohio State remain unbeaten with an 82-69 victory over No. 18 Minnesota on Sunday.

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Minnesota's Trevor Mbakwe shoots under pressure from Ohio State's Jared Sullinger during the Buckeyes' 13-point victory.   Associated Press
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Minnesota's Trevor Mbakwe shoots under pressure from Ohio State's Jared Sullinger during the Buckeyes' 13-point victory.

Every starter for the Buckeyes (24-0, 11-0 Big Ten) scored 10 or more points as they stretched the second-longest winning streak in school history. William Buford added 15 points, four assists, four rebounds and two steals, and Ohio State marched forward in this challenging month on the schedule. Up next is a trip to No. 19 Wisconsin on Saturday.

Blake Hoffarber led Minnesota (16-7, 5-6) with 16 points.

NO. 9 NOTRE DAME 76, RUTGERS 69

In South Bend, Ind., Ben Hansbrough scored 25 points and Carleton Scott had 12 points and 11 rebounds to lead Notre Dame over Rutgers.

The Irish (19-4, 8-3) reclaimed sole possession of second place in the Big East behind No. 4 Pittsburgh and will play host to No. 15 Louisville on Wednesday.

Jonathan Mitchell scored 24 points for Rutgers (12-11, 3-8) while Dane Miller added 11.

NO. 19 WISCONSIN 82, MICHIGAN STATE 56

In Madison, Wis., Jordan Taylor scored 30 points to lead Wisconsin over Michigan State.

Wisconsin (17-5, 7-3 Big Ten) was in control from the start and never let up. The Badgers led 43-25 at halftime after shooting 65 percent from the field. They led by as many as 33 points in the second half.

Kalin Lucas led Michigan State (13-10, 5-6) with 20 points.

NO. 23 NORTH CAROLINA 89, FLORIDA STATE 69

In Chapel Hill, N.C., freshman Kendall Marshall had nine points and a season-high 16 assists to help North Carolina beat Florida State.

Fellow rookie Harrison Barnes scored 17 points to lead the Tar Heels (17-5, 7-1 Atlantic Coast Conference).

North Carolina's 89 points were the most allowed by the Seminoles (16-7, 6-3) this season.


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