No. 14 Ohio State Stops No. 3 Purdue’s Streak at 19 Games

 

Postgame Notes
• Purdue saw its school-record 19-game winning streak end in Wednesday’s 64-63 loss to No. 14-ranked Ohio State … the loss also snapped Purdue’s 21-game homecourt winning streak, which had been the second longest in America.
• Purdue’s 63 points were a season low and the fewest since scoring 62 against Michigan State in the 2016 Big Ten Tournament finals.
• Purdue had just four players score, led by Carsen Edwards’ 28 points.
• Purdue saw its school-record 14-game Big Ten regular-season win streak end Wednesday night.
• Purdue lost for the first time on American soil since March 23, 2017, vs. Kansas.
• Purdue is now 8-2 in its last 10 games against nationally-ranked teams.
• Purdue shot under 44.3 percent for the first time since Nov. 28, 2017, vs. Louisville, a span of 17 straight games … Purdue shot 42.6 percent against the Buckeyes.
• Purdue lost when leading at halftime for the first time in 29 games, dating to Jan. 12, 2017, against Iowa.
• Ohio State led for 2 minutes and 27 seconds.
• Carsen Edwards scored a career-high 28 points and has scored in double figures in nine straight games … he surpassed 800 career points in the loss … Purdue fell to 35-5 overall when he scored 10 or more points in his career … he also tied a career high with six rebounds.
• Isaac Haas scored 18 points … he scored 16 of his 18 points in the first half.
• Vincent Edwards added 11 points with nine rebounds … he moved into 11th place on the school’s career rebounds list (724).

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) Keita Bates-Diop scored 18 points, including the decisive putback with 2.8 seconds left, to give No. 14 Ohio State a 64-63 upset at No. 3 Purdue, ending the nation’s longest winning streak at 19 games Wednesday night.

The Buckeyes (21-2, 12-1 Big Ten) grabbed a share of the conference lead as Ohio State won for the 11th time in 12 games.

Carsen Edwards finished with a career-high 28 points to lead the Boilermakers (23-3, 12-1), who lost for the first time since Nov. 23. Isaac Haas had 18 points but missed an 8-foot jumper at the buzzer to win it.

Purdue’s school record 14-game winning streak in conference play and 21-game winning streak at home also ended with a surprising finish.

Purdue led 58-51 with 5:29 to go, but Ohio State closed the game on 13-5 run, retaking a 62-60 lead on Wesson’s banked 3-pointer 1:13 to go.

Twenty-four seconds later, Vincent Edwards answered with a three-point play that gave Purdue the lead.

But on the Buckeyes’ final possession, they grabbed two offensive rebounds – the second being Bates-Diep’s putback to win it.

BIG PICTURE

Ohio State: The Buckeyes’ come-from-behind victory just turned the Big Ten back into an interesting race. A loss would have left Ohio State two games behind Purdue and down a tiebreaker. Now, the Buckeyes have a share of the lead and own the tiebreaker over Purdue with less than two weeks to go.

Purdue: The hottest team in America just kept finding ways to win – until their shooting touch went awry Wednesday. Make no mistake, Purdue remains one of the nation’s best teams and still could win a second straight conference crown. But losing this one, on the same night No. 1 Villanova also lost, hurts.

UP NEXT

Ohio State: Heads home to face struggling Iowa on Saturday.

Purdue: Will try to keep its perfect road record intact at No. 4 Michigan State on Saturday.