Ohio State-Purdue Postgame Notes




March 13, 2014

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SESSION I NOTE

  • Attendance for session I was 18,596 (official sellout).
  • It is the fifth time in the last 13 Big Ten Tournament games that a game has been decided by three points or fewer.

OHIO STATE

  • Ohio State is 23-9 all-time in the Big Ten Tournament, and 3-2 as a No. 5 seed
  • Junior forward LaQuinton Ross (19 points) has reached double figures in 14 of his last 16 games
  • Ross recorded his fifth career double-double (19 points, 15 rebounds). Ohio State is 5-0 when Ross records a double-double
  • The 15 rebounds for Ross is a new career-high and ranks eighth on the Big Ten Tournament single-game list.
  • Senior guard Aaron Craft moved into sixth on the Big Ten career assists list (678), moving him past Dee Brown of Illinois (674).
  • The Buckeyes tallied 10 blocked shots, ranking tied for second on the tournament single-game list.
  • Craft has averaged 10.5 points in nine career Big Ten Tournament games (16 today)
  • The Buckeyes are 18-2 in Big Ten Tournament games in which they are the higher seed.
  • Ranked third nationally in three-point field goal percentage defense entering the game (.286), the Buckeyes held Purdue to .222 (2-9) from three-point range today
  • Ohio State, winners of six straight over Purdue, lead the all-time series, 84-81.
  • Ohio State is 17-2 this season when leading at the half, and 225-26 under head coach Thad Matta.
  • The Buckeyes lead the Big Ten in scoring defense, allowing 59.1 points per game (61 today).
  • Ohio State is now 5-7 this season when its opponent has a higher field goal percentage.
  • The Buckeyes finished 1-for-10 from three point range and are now 5-for-31 in their last three games.

PURDUE

  • Sophomore center A.J. Hammons scored a team-high 15 points and averaged 14.6 points and 10.6 rebounds in three games vs. Ohio State this season.
  • Senior guard Terone Johnson finished with 10 points, his 24th double-digit effort this year and fifth straight.
  • Today marked the 10th time this year Hammons has led the Boilermakers in scoring.
  • Also scoring in double figures were sophomore guard Ronnie Johnson (12) and freshman guard Kendall Stephens (10).
  • It is the third time in the last five games that four or more players have scored in double figures.
  • Purdue was beaten on the boards 43-38 but out-rebounded the Buckeyes 27-16 in the second half. It is just the third time in 19 games vs. Big Ten opponents that Purdue has been out-rebounded.
  • Purdue falls to 0-9 vs. ranked teams this year. Five of its last seven games have been against ranked teams.
  • In its last two outings Purdue is averaging 22 points in the first half of play.
  • The Boilermakers' last five losses have been by a combined 25 points (1, 7, 6, 9, 2).
  • Purdue finished with just two three-point baskets (2-10), tying its season low.