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No.15 Purdue outlasts Ohio State 67-65

by | Jan 20, 2021 | Basketball Blogs, Featured | 0 comments

Purdue 67, [15] Ohio State 65 (Postgame Notes) 

  • Purdue improved to 11-5 overall and 6-3 in the Big Ten with a 67-65 win over No. 15-ranked Ohio State in Columbus.
  • The Boilermakers have now won four straight games, its longest winning streak since the 2018-19 season. Three of the four wins have come on the road against Michigan State, Indiana and Ohio State.
  • Of Purdue’s first nine league games, six have come on the road against Iowa, Rutgers, Illinois, Michigan State, Indiana and Ohio State.
  • The win was Purdue’s first win over a top-15 ranked team on the road since Feb. 25, 2012, at No. 11 Michigan (75-61). The win snapped a 14-game losing streak against top-15 teams on the road.
  • The win capped a season sweep of Ohio State and after going 5-15 in the first 20 meetings against Ohio State under Matt Painter, Purdue has won 7 of 10 meetings and six of the last eight contests.
  • Purdue is now just 4-14 all-time against Ohio State at Value City Arena, having won three of its last four trips there.
  • In the last 15 years, three teams have won on the road at Indiana, Michigan State and Ohio State in the same season (Purdue 2020-21; Purdue 2016-17; Purdue 2009-10).
  • The win was Purdue’s 22ndagainst a ranked team since the start of the 2016-17 season, the eighth most nationally. Purdue is 22-22 against nationally-ranked teams in that timeframe.
  • Purdue’s bench outscored Ohio State by a 28-6 margin and Purdue held a 36-8 advantage on points in the paint.
  • Purdue was just 5-of-20 from long distance and is now just 11-of-52 from long range in the last two games. Opponents are 24-of-74 in the same span.
  • The 11-point comeback (trailed 32-21; 5:21 1st) was Purdue’s third comeback this season of 11 or more points (11 vs. Valparaiso – 2ndhalf; 17 vs. Michigan State – 2ndhalf; 11 vs. Ohio State – 1sthalf).
  • Purdue trailed by five (64-59) with 2:08 to play and by six (60-54) with 3:35 to play.
  • During Purdue’s four-game win streak, it has outscored its opponents by 39 points in the second half (outscored by 16 points in first half).
  • Purdue had eight turnovers in the first half, but just two in the second half.
  • Freshman Jaden Ivey scored a career-high 15 points, including the game-winning 3-pointer with five seconds left. He scored eight of his points in the final 3 ½ minutes.
  • Trevion Williams scored in double figures for the 11thstraight game with 16 points and seven rebounds. He had 11 points and 4 rebounds in the second half.
  • Sasha Stefanovic added 15 points, including 13 in the second half. His 3-pointer with 52 seconds left tied the game at 64 – his 17thstraight game with a 3-pointer.