Ohio State-Purdue Game Notes

March 9, 2012

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Ohio State Notes

  • Ohio State is 12-2 as the No. 1 seed, 7-3 in the quarterfinals, and 18-8 all-time in the Big Ten Tournament.
  • Ohio State has won the previous two Big Ten Tournaments.
  • Ohio State started the game on a 9-0 run. The run ended at the 16:27 mark in the first half.
  • Ohio State had all five starters score in double figures for the first time this season.
  • Ohio State's 88 points is tied for the third most points scored by Ohio State in the Big Ten Tournament. The 88 points is also tied for eighth most points scored in Big Ten Tournament history.
  • Aaron Craft's one steal in the game Friday gave him 149 steals for his career. He is now tied with Michael Redd for ninth most steals at Ohio State.
  • Jared Sullinger recorded his 14th double-double of the season with 30 points and 12 rebounds.
  • Sullinger's game high and season high 30 points is tied for seventh most in a Big Ten Tournament game.
  • Sullinger's three blocks tied his career high.
  • Sullinger's 12 field-goals are tied with Michigan's DeShawn Sims (3/12/09) and Ohio State's Evan Turner (3/14/10) for second most in a Big Ten Tournament game.
  • Ohio State went on a 14-0 run from 6:43-3:32 in the second half. The score at the start of the run was 65-61 Ohio State. William Buford and Deshaun Thomas both scored six points during the run.
  • Aaron Craft's two blocks tied a career high.

Purdue Notes

  • Purdue, which fell in the quarterfinals for the second year in a row, dropped to 9-14 all-time in the Big Ten Tournament and 4-6 in the quarterfinals.
  • The Boilermakers are 1-2 vs. Ohio State in the Big Ten Tournament and 0-2 vs. OSU on the year.
  • Purdue hit 12 three-pointers, tied for fifth-most all-time, and is one shy of the Big Ten Tournament record (13) it matched on Thursday.
  • The Boilermakers made 25 3-pointers in two games, which equaled the fifth-most by a team in a tournament. Purdue also increased its program record to 271 made 3-point field goals this season.
  • Purdue matched the fourth-fewest turnovers in a Big Ten Tournament game with five, one shy of the Big Ten Tournament record.
  • Lewis Jackson matched a career high with 10 assists, marking the most by a Purdue player in the Big Ten Tournament and tying the sixth-most all-time in a tournament game.
  • Jackson earned his first career double-double with 10 points and 10 assists.
  • D.J. Byrd tallied his third 20- point game of the year with a team-high 20 points. His career high of 24 came earlier in the season against Ohio State (2/7/12).
  • Robbie Hummel grabbed double-digit rebounds in a Big Ten Tournament game for the third time in his career, pulling down 10 boards.

Tournament Notes

  • For the first time in Big Ten Tournament history, the top four seeds advanced to the semifinals.
  • The evening session featured a sell out with 18,484 fans in attendance.