Big Ten Tournament - Purdue vs Ohio State Recap - Ohio State Wins 63-61
|Big Ten Tournament - Purdue vs Ohio State Recap - Ohio State Wins 63-61|
Ohio State got 19 points from LaQuinton Ross en route to a 63-61 victory over Purdue on Thursday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
Ohio State did not, however, defeat Purdue against the spread, which closed at 10 at most sportsbooks.
Aaron Craft had 16 points for Ohio State and Lenzelle Smith Jr. chipped in with 9 points. Aaron Craft had 5 assists for them, while LaQuinton Ross was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 15 boards.
Purdue got 15 points from A.J. Hammons in a losing cause and another 12 points from Ronnie Johnson. Terone Johnson contributed 4 assists for them, while A.J. Hammons had 9 rebounds.
First-half bettors who backed Ohio State were victorious, as the score was 30-27 at the break.
Ohio State had a 43-39 advantage in the rebounding department as they won the battle in the paint.