GAMEDAY Mens Basketball

Ohio State 87, Purdue 78


By MICHAEL MAROT
AP Sports Writer

INDIANAPOLIS - Seth Towns scored six of his season-high 12 points in overtime, helping No. 9 Ohio State beat No. 21 Purdue 87-78 in the Big Ten Tournament quarterfinals.

With two wins in two days, the Buckeyes (20-8) will now face longtime rival and conference regular-season champion No. 4 Michigan in Saturday's first semifinal game. Duane Washington Jr. scored 20 points for Ohio State, which led by 18 at halftime.

Trevion Williams finished with 26 points, 14 rebounds and five for Purdue (18-9), which had its five-game winning streak end. Jaden Ivey added 19 points.

For the Buckeyes it was another harrowing close call. Just 24 hours after Minnesota cut a 14-point lead to one in Ohio State's tourney opener, they gave away the 49-31 halftime lead.

Then came Towns' flurry. He opened overtime by making one of two free throws and made it a two-possession when his 3-pointer with 2:53 to play to make it 78-74.

March 12, 2021


Ohio State
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
E. Liddell F 33 5-13 6-7 1-5 2-5 5 1 0 1 5 17
J. Sueing F 30 2-4 2-2 0-0 2-10 1 0 0 1 5 6
K. Young F 19 7-10 0-0 4-5 1-4 1 0 1 0 2 18
J. Ahrens F 11 0-5 0-0 0-4 0-1 0 0 0 0 0 0
D. Washington Jr. G 40 7-17 2-2 4-11 0-5 3 0 0 1 1 20
C. Walker   35 5-8 0-0 0-1 0-5 7 0 4 4 1 10
S. Towns   21 3-7 3-3 2-5 1-3 1 0 0 0 1 11
M. Jallow   18 1-1 0-0 0-0 2-2 0 1 0 1 4 2
Z. Key   13 0-0 3-4 0-0 1-1 1 0 1 1 2 3
M. Johnson Jr.   5 0-1 0-0 0-0 1-1 0 0 0 0 1 0
Totals   225 30-66
(.455)
16-18
(.889)
11-31
(.355)
13-41 19 2 6 10 22 87


Purdue
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
T. Williams F 30 12-23 2-5 0-0 8-14 5 2 1 1 3 26
M. Gillis F 23 0-2 5-6 0-2 3-5 0 0 0 0 0 5
J. Ivey G 43 6-13 3-5 4-8 1-2 3 1 1 3 2 19
S. Stefanovic G 33 0-4 0-0 0-4 0-2 3 1 1 0 3 0
E. Hunter Jr. G 32 1-5 1-2 1-4 0-1 3 2 0 2 0 4
A. Wheeler   22 1-2 1-3 1-2 0-2 0 0 1 0 3 4
Z. Edey   16 4-7 3-6 0-0 1-3 1 1 0 0 1 11
B. Newman   14 2-4 0-0 2-4 0-2 0 0 0 2 1 6
I. Thompson   13 1-2 0-0 1-2 0-0 1 0 0 1 2 3
Totals   226 27-62
(.435)
15-27
(.556)
9-26
(.346)
13-35 16 7 4 9 15 78

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