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COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State moved to 2-0 on the season with a 107-61 win over Purdue Fort Wayne Sunday afternoon at Value City Arena.
What They’re Saying – Jon Coffman, Purdue Fort Wayne head coach
On Ohio State’s performance
“Chris (Holtmann) has the Buckeyes playing really good defense right now. You’re going to have a lot of success when you play that kind of defense. I attribute our lack of success in the second half to what Ohio State did today. They’re going to be a really good team.”
– The contest marked the first time Ohio State and Purdue Fort Wayne have met. The Buckeyes improve to 7-1 in games against opponents in the Summit League.
– Ohio State scored 107 points in the contest. The last time the Buckeyes recorded more than 100 points in a game was when the team scored 111 points against Marshall (11/25/16). This is the Buckeyes’ 76th 100-point game in program history. Ohio State is 75-1 in games that the team scores 100 or more points.
– The 15 3-pointers are the sixth-best single-game 3-point performance by the Buckeyes in program history.
– The Buckeyes are now 101-17 in home openers.
– Chris Holtmann improves to 141-94 as a head coach and 27-9 as at the helm of the Buckeyes.
– Duane Washington Jr. notched six 3-pointers against the Mastodons to tie the program record for the most single-game 3-point field goals made by a freshman. The last freshman to achieve this feat was D’Angelo Russell in 2015.
– Washington Jr. finished with 20 points and three rebounds in the contest. His 20 points off the bench are the most since JaQuan Lyle scored 27 against Wisconsin on 2/4/16.
– Jaedon LeDee scored 16 total points in the contest and netted his first career appearance as a Buckeye. The freshman added four blocks and four rebounds in the contest.
– C.J. Jackson led the Buckeyes in scoring with a career-high 25 points to go along with six rebounds and five assists.
Take a bow, C.J. Jackson. 🙌
— Ohio State on BTN (@OhioStateOnBTN) November 11, 2018
– Luther Muhammad held the Mastodons’ leading scorer, John Konchar, to just 13 points in the contest. Konchar, who was averaging 21 points per game leading into the contest, was named to the 2018-19 Preseason All-Summit League Team. Muhammad finished with 12 points and two steals in the contest.