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Jan. 5, 2017

POSTGAME NOTES
No. 20 Purdue 76 (13-3, 2-1 B1G), Ohio State 75 (10-5, 0-2 B1G)
Jan. 5, 2017
Value City Arena – Columbus, Ohio
Attendance: 13,221

NEXT GAME

  • The Buckeyes’ next game will be at Minnesota at 7:30 p.m. ET Sunday.

GAME/SERIES

  • Ohio State now trails the all-time series with the Boilermakers, 86-83.

TEAM

  • Ohio State has held all 15 opponents to under 50 percent shooting this season. Purdue shot 42.9 percent from the field.
  • Ohio State is now 7-4 this season in games in which it scores 70 or more points.
  • The Buckeyes were 17-of-20 from the free-throw line, good for 85.0 percent and a season high.
  • Ohio State held Purdue to zero fast break points, the second time it has done so to an opponent this season (Nov. 21, 2016 against Western Carolina).
  • Ohio State held a 34-26 advantage in points in the paint.

Thad Matta

  • Matta-coached teams are now 18-8 overall against Purdue and 9-2 when playing in Columbus.
  • Matta-coached teams own a record of 166-77 against Big Ten teams.

Trevor Thompson

  • Thompson had 11 points, his ninth double-figure scoring effort of the season, while hauling in seven rebounds and blocking three shots.

Jae’Sean Tate

  • Tate led all scorers with 17 points, making it the fifth time he has led the Buckeyes in scoring this year.
  • He has now scored in double figures in 14 of 15 games this season.

Marc Loving

  • Loving scored 14 points, pushing him ahead of Curtis Wilson for 41st on the Ohio State all-time scoring list with 1,121 points.
  • Led the Buckeyes with eight rebounds, the third time he has led the team in that category this season.
  • He has nine double-figure scoring efforts on the season.

Kam Williams

  • Williams tallied his eighth double-figure scoring game of the season.