Purdue leads the all-time series with the Buckeyes 79-74. Ohio State has the advantage in Columbus, 50-27. Against ranked Purdue squads, Ohio State is 13-16. The teams will meet again in West Lafayette either Feb. 28 or March 1 at Mackey Arena.
The Boilermakers are now 0-6 at Value City Arena.
The Buckeyes are 38-48 all-time in overtime games and 3-3 at Value City Arena. Against Purdue in overtime, Ohio State is 3-3. This was the second-consecutive overtime game between Ohio State and Purdue. Ohio State won, 80-77, March 4, 2008.
Ohio State shot 71 percent in overtime and 60.4 percent for the game.
After falling behind 12-4 with 15:43 remaining in the first half, Ohio State went on a 17-4 run over the next 6:41 to take a 21-16 lead.
Sophomore guard Evan Turner led the team in scoring for the 10th time this season, contributing 26 points. It was the 19th game this season that Turner has scored in double digits and sixth time he has scored 20 or more points.
Turner also recorded his sixth double-double of the season and eighth of his career with 26 points and 12 rebounds and tied a career high with seven assists.
Turner is averaging 26.3 points and 9.0 rebounds over the last three games. In that span he has shot 65.7 percent (25-38).
In three career games against Purdue, Turner averages 16.3 points (8, 15 and 26).
Freshman guard William Buford scored 22 points, his second-consecutive output of 20 or more points. It was also the 13th game this season he has been in double figures and 12 of the last 14.
Freshman center B. J. Mullens finished the game with 17 points and tied a season high with eight field goals.
For the second-consecutive game, Ohio State had two players with at least 20 or more points.
The Buckeyes are 42-16 against Big Ten Conference opponents in Value City Arena.
Junior guard P.J. Hill had a career-high 6 assists and 26 minutes played.
The game had 13 ties and 18 lead changes.
Thad Matta is 78-8 overall in Columbus with a record of 74-8 at VCA, 3-0 at St. John Arena and 1-0 at Nationwide Arena.
Thad Matta’s career record is 223-71 in his ninth season as a head coach. He is 121-40 in his fifth year at Ohio State.
The Buckeyes improved to 16-0 this season when leading with 5 minutes remaining in the game. They are 110-4 under Thad Matta.
Ohio State is 127-212 against teams ranked in the AP Top 25. The Buckeyes are 7-7 when playing the No. 12-ranked team.
The Buckeyes shot 66.7 percent in the second half, the second-consecutive game they have been over 65 percent for the second half. Saturday against Indiana, Ohio State shot 76 percent in the second stanza.
Sophomore guard Jon Diebler got his 100th (103) assist as a Buckeye in the second half.
After being outscored 35-2 by Indiana in bench points, the Buckeyes outscored Purdue in bench points 20-6.
Purdue’s win streak was snapped at six games. Their last loss was Jan. 6 at Penn State (67-64).
Ohio State held Purdue to two offensive rebounds and had an overall rebound advantage of 36-19.