January 19, 2021

No. 15 Ohio State Edged by Purdue, 67-65


COLUMBUS, Ohio – Jaden Ivey hit a three-pointer for Purdue with five seconds remaining to help the Boilermakers defeat Ohio State 67-65 on Wednesday night at the Value City Arena. The Buckeyes, who were looking for their fourth straight win, are now 11-4 on the season (5-4 B1G) while Purdue improves to 11-5, 6-3.

Ivey’s shot spoiled a night in which the Buckeyes made 14 three-point field goals, led by six from Duane Washington Jr., who finished with a game-high 21 points. Purdue finished the game on an 8-0 run and made each of its final five field goals.

In addition to Washington’s 21 points, Justin Ahrens added 12 points while E.J. Liddell had 11 points and seven rebounds.

The Buckeyes took a 37-31 lead into the lockerroom at the half behind 14 points from junior Duane Washington Jr., who knocked down 5-of-9 shots from the field, including 4-of-7 from distance. As a team, Ohio State made 9-of-22 from 3-point range.

In addition to Washington Jr., Justin Ahrens (two), Justice Sueing (two) and E.J. Liddell (one) connected from long distance.

The Buckeyes battled through scoring droughts over the first 20 minutes but managed to claim the advantage with 3-point shooting and forcing eight first-half Purdue turnovers.

Ohio State travels to No. 10 Wisconsin for a 4 p.m. tip Saturday in Madison. The game will be televised by CBS Sports.