3:30 PM ET, March 15, 2009
Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, Indiana
INDIANAPOLIS -- Purdue finally lived up to its billing.The Boilermakers, the preseason favorites in the Big Ten, fell to a No. 3 seed in the conference tournament by losing three of their final four regular season games. They found their groove at Conseco Fieldhouse.E'Twaun Moore scored 14 of his 17 points in the second half, and No. 24 Purdue rallied to beat Ohio State 65-61 on Sunday for its first Big Ten tournament title.
• Purdue won the Big Ten championship for the first time in school history and will return to the NCAA tournament for the third straight season.
• E'Twaun Moore scored 14 of his team-high 17 points in the second half. Moore also tied a career high with five 3-pointers.
• Ohio State's Evan Turner had a game-high 22 points along with 10 rebounds, his 10th double-double this season.
-- ESPN research
Big Ten Tournament
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||22-51 (.431)||22-64 (.344)|
|3P Made-Attempted||7-17 (.412)||8-25 (.320)|
|FT Made-Attempted||10-14 (.714)||13-20 (.650)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||17 (0/0)||13 (0/0)|