Duane Washington Jr. scored 22 points and No. 23 Ohio State rallied from a 16-point second-half deficit to beat No. 11 Rutgers 80-68 on Wednesday.

E.J. Liddell had 21 points and Kyle Young added 17 points and 12 rebounds for Ohio State (7-1, 1-1 Big Ten), which trailed 48-32 with 15 minutes left in the game. The Buckeyes went on a 20-1 run late in the second half to seize control and hand Rutgers (6-1, 2-1) its first loss.

“That was a heck of a win,” Ohio State coach Chris Holtmann said. “We had to be really resilient. We put ourselves in a bind and some of that was how well Rutgers was playing. But players win games and our guys responded.”

The Buckeyes held a commanding 45-25 advantage in rebounding and outscored the Scarlet Knights 22-10 at the foul line.

“Duane had some big 3s that gave us some momentum,” Holtmann said. “That made it more manageable and I thought we played better defensively after that.”

Ohio State dug in on defense and went on its decisive run, which included eight points from Washington and four each from Liddell and Kyle Young. Washington hit a baseline jumper to tie it at 61. Pikiell then objected to what he thought was a missed foul call and was hit with a technical.

Washington sank both free throws and Liddell scored on the ensuing possession for a 65-61 lead with 4:09 left.

“I just have to do a better job with the officials,” Pikiell said. “They’re great. They do a great job.”

Ohio State kept pushing and went ahead by 14 points on a breakaway dunk by Musa Jallow in the final minute. Rutgers wilted down the stretch, missing 11 of its last 12 shots from the floor.