Boilermakers End Buckeyes 19 Game Big 10 Win Streak

In a rough and physical game, the Purdue Boilermakers beat the Ohio State Buckeyes 75-68 to end Ohio State’s 19 game Big 10 win streak on Saturday. The Buckeyes last Big 10 loss was at Wisconsin 72-69 back on January 9, 2007.

In the game, two Ohio State players fouled out of the game, David Lighty and Othello Hunter both fouled out. Othello Hunter fouled out towards the end of the game after an illegal screen, and then arguing with an official and getting smacked with a technical foul. Othello Hunter finished the game 2-of-4 with 4 points, 4 rebounds, and 4 turnovers in 20 minutes of play and David Lighty had a bad game shooting 2-of-12 for 6 points and 6 rebounds.

It was an intense game with Thad Matta calling a timeout in the second half, taking off his jacket just to argue with the officials instead of talking to his players.

After two of the Buckeyes key players fouled out with over 2 minutes to go, it seemed like the game was out of reach, but Ohio State tried to make a valiant comeback down 69-60 with 1 minute to go. The Buckeyes would play with some aggression and play good aggressive defense. After Kosta had the offensive put back to make it 68-70 with 26 seconds to go, the Buckeyes would foul and Purdue made its two foul shots and on the next possession Ohio State would miss and Purdue would make crucial foul shots to seal the game and put the game out of reach.

It is tough to win on the road in the Big 10, but Ohio State needs these kind of wins if they want to make the NCAA tournament. Ohio State dropped to 12-4 (3-1) for the season.

2 Responses to “Boilermakers End Buckeyes 19 Game Big 10 Win Streak”

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  2. DZS says:

    If the Buckeyes can win 70% of their conference games, they can make it into March Madness

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