Dec. 31, 2013
[3 | 3] Ohio State 78, Purdue 69
Dec. 31, 2013
West Lafayette, Ind. | Mackey Arena (13,287)
Records: Ohio State (14-0, 1-0 Big Ten); Purdue (10-4, 0-1 Big Ten)
Purdue lost for the first time at home this year, now with an 8-1 record at Mackey Arena.
The 78 points allowed were the most allowed at Mackey Arena this year by the Boilermakers ... it also marked just the second time in the last six home games that opponents have scored at least 70 points.
Purdue's 69 points equaled the most scored against Ohio State this year (Ohio also had 69 on November 12).
Purdue matched a season low with three three-pointers ... entering today, the Boilermakers were 15-of-34 (.441) from long distance in the previous two games, but went just 3-of-14 (.214) today ... Ohio State entered the game leading the nation in three-point percentage defense (.243).
Purdue outrebounded Ohio State for the first time since Feb. 17, 2010, a span of six games ... Purdue's nine-rebound advantage (46-37) was its highest margin against Ohio State since Feb. 28, 2009 (35-19 advantage).
Ohio State's 21 assists were the most for a Purdue opponent since Northwestern had 24 on Feb. 2, 2013.
In the last two games, opponents are just 7-of-40 (.175) from three-point range against the Boilermakers.
Purdue had 15 offensive rebounds, but managed to score just 13 points off of them ... Ohio State had 10 offensive rebounds but scored 12 second-chance points.
Purdue's bench scored a season-low eight points.
Purdue's freshmen scored a season-low 15 points.
Purdue had its eighth straight game with a different starting lineup, featuring seven different lineups.
The loss snapped Purdue's four-game winning streak in Big Ten openers.
Purdue fell to 6-2 in games decided by single digits this year.
186-99 overall at Purdue.
119-24 at Mackey Arena.
90-64 against Big Ten foes.
52-19 against Big Ten foes at Mackey Arena.
25-50 vs. Top 25-ranked opponents.
25-68 when trailing at halftime.
34-80 when opponents shoot a higher percentage from the floor.
124-28 when outrebounding opponents.
33-42 when making 0-4 three-pointers.
19-26 when forcing between 0-9 turnovers.
71-80 when scoring 69 or fewer points.
50-17 in the month of December.
5-4 in Big Ten Conference openers.
moved into 34th place on school's career scoring list, now with 1,130 points.
became 18th player in school history with 100 career three-pointers.
became eighth player in school history with 1,000 points, 400 rebounds and 250 assists (currently with 1,130 points, 412 rebounds, 254 assists).
recorded his 55th career double-figure scoring game (Boilers are 36-19 when he reaches that mark).
made a three-pointer in his ninth straight game, longest streak of his career.
just missed a double-double, grabbing a season-high nine rebounds; also tied a season high with five assists.
recorded his fourth career double-double with 18 points, 16 rebounds, five blocks and four assists; rebounds and assists were career highs.
moved into sixth place on career blocked shots list with 117 rejections, coming in just 47 career games (2.49 per game).
has blocked a shot in 19 straight games dating back to last year.
his 16 rebounds were the most for a Purdue player since JaJuan Johnson had 16 vs. St. Peter's in the 2011 NCAA Tournament (March 18, 2011).
surpassed 300 career rebounds in the process.
has blocked at least four shots in seven games this year.
recorded just one foul while tying a career high with 33 minutes played.
over last two games, is averaging 12.0 points, 14.0 rebounds, 4.5 blocks and 2.0 assists in 27.0 minutes of action.
surpassed the 500-point plateau in his 48th game.
needs just nine assists to become the third player in Purdue history with 500 points and 200 assists by the end of his sophomore year.
has now scored at least seven points in each of his last six games, averaging 8.3 points in that span.
shooting 39-of-56 (.696) from the field in his last 13 games, and is 25-of-32 (.781) from the field in the second half of games this year.