WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) – Robbie Hummel scored 17 points and No. 16 Purdue defeated Ohio State 75-50 on Saturday.
E’Twaun Moore had 11 points, 10 rebounds and six assists, Nemanja Calasan had 14 points and JaJuan Johnson added 12 for the Boilermakers (22-7, 11-5 Big Ten).
Evan Turner scored 14 points and fouled out for Ohio State (18-9, 8-8). The Buckeyes have lost four of five.
The Boilermakers shot 64 percent in the second half to pull away after leading 32-26 at halftime. The Boilermakers made seven of nine 3-pointers after the break. It was Purdue’s largest victory margin in a conference game this season.
Purdue was coming off its worst defensive performance of the season, an 87-78 loss Thursday at Michigan in which the Wolverines shot 63 percent. The Boilermakers bounced back and held the Buckeyes to 44 percent shooting.
Purdue took a 26-14 lead with nine minutes left in the first half after the Ohio State bench was issued a technical foul. The Buckeyes slowly trimmed their deficit, then Turner made a long 2-pointer at the buzzer to cut Purdue’s lead to 32-26 at halftime.
B.J. Mullens scored two quick baskets for Ohio State early in the second half to cut Purdue’s lead to 32-30, but the Boilermakers responded quickly. Hummel went for a dunk, and the ball bounced up, then fell through the hoop. After a turnover by Ohio State, Purdue’s Lewis Jackson made a layup to increase the lead to 37-30, revive the crowd and force an Ohio State timeout. Moore made a 3-pointer shortly after the timeout to make it 40-30 with 16:26 left. Moore made another three with just under 13 minutes to make it 49-32.
Turner committed his fourth foul, an offensive foul, with 10:29 to play and Ohio State trailing 52-36. He fouled out with 2:41 left and the Buckeyes behind 67-46.