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Recap - Ohio State Defeats Purdue 78-69

Recap - Ohio State Defeats Purdue 78-69

Ohio State got 25 points and 12 rebounds from LaQuinton Ross en route to a 78-69 victory over Purdue on Tuesday at Mackey Arena.

Ohio State won and also put money in the pockets of their supporters by covering the 6-point spread as favorites.

Ohio State got 18 points from Shannon Scott and another 14 points from Lenzelle Smith Jr.. Aaron Craft contributed 10 assists, while LaQuinton Ross cleaned the glass with 12 rebounds.

Purdue got 18 points from A.J. Hammons in a losing cause and another 16 points from Ronnie Johnson. Terone Johnson contributed 5 assists for them, while A.J. Hammons had 16 rebounds.

Ohio State hit the break leading 34-33 before taking care of business in the second half.

Purdue had a 46-37 advantage in the rebounding department as they won the battle in the paint.