No. 20 Ohio State falls on Purdue By Reuters

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© Reuters. NCAA Basketball: Ohio State at Purdue

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Trevion Williams (NYSE 🙂 had 16 points, nine rebounds and eight assists in his career to defeat Purdue in the teams’ Big Ten opener on Wednesday in West Lafayette, Ind.

Eric Hunter Jr. had 15 points and Sasha Stefanovic 10 for the Boilermakers (5-2, 1-0 Big Ten), who led 38-33 in the half.

Justice Sueing led the Buckeyes (5-1, 0-1) with 14 points and Duane Washington Jr. added 13.

Ohio State played its second straight game without EJ Liddell, the team’s leading scorer (15.5) and rebounder (7.5) who suffer from mononucleosis.

No. 7 Villanova 85, Butler 66

Collin Gillespie and Jeremiah Robinson-Earl each scored 18 points to lift the Wildcats past the visiting Bulldogs.

Justin Moore added 13 for the Wildcats, who improved to 6-1 and 2-0 at the Big East en route to a fourth straight win. Jermaine Samuels added 12 points. The win was the 600th in the career of head coach Jay Wright, who started at Hofstra in 1994 for seven seasons.

Jair Bolden led Butler (1-1, 0-1) with 18 points while Aaron Thompson added 14 and Chuck Harris had 12.

No. 11 Texas 79, Sam Houston State 63

Courtney Ramey and Greg Brown each scored 17 points as the Longhorns took a huge lead early on and beat him against the visiting Bearkats in Austin.

Ramey made his first five 3-points and Brown did most of his job in the second half, scoring nine of his points and picking up six of his 10-strong rebounds after half-time. Texas (6-1) was leading at 11 before the Bearkats even scored, and halfway at 18. The Longhorns led twice with 27 points in the second half.

Bearkats’ Zach Nutall led all scorers with 23 points, with Donte Powers adding 11. Sam Houston State (3-5) is now 0-5 against Division I teams this season, his other losses coming to SMU, Boise State, Texas Tech and LSU, all on the way.

No. 21 Duke 75, Notre Dame 65

Matthew Hurt scored 18 points when the Blue Devils defeated hosts Fighting Irish in the Atlantic Coast Conference opener for both teams in South Bend, Ind.

The Blue Devils (3-2) won a game against a major conference opponent for the first time this season in their first street game of the season. DJ Steward and Jeremy Roach, a pair of newbies, scored 16 and 14 points respectively. Classmate Jaemyn Brakefield added 10 points from the bank.

Dane Goodwins 25 points and Prentiss Hubbs 12 points ran to Notre Dame (2-3), who shot 46.9 percent off the field. Goodwin made 10 of 12 attempts out of the field, including four 3-pointers.

– Field level media

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