6:30 PM ET, February 17, 2010
Value City Arena, Columbus, Ohio
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The first time Purdue and Ohio State played this season, JaJuan Johnson scored just four points and his Boilermakers blew a big lead while losing at home.The 6-foot-10 junior wasn't going to let that happen again.Johnson scored 24 points and consistently hit big shots to build the lead and keep Ohio State (No. 12 ESPN/USA Today, No. 9 AP) at bay in No. 4 Purdue's 60-57 victory Wednesday night.
• JaJuan Johnson scored 15 of his 24 points in the first half to lead the Boilermakers. Purdue led by 13 at the half after shooting 60 percent from the floor.
• Purdue is 22-3, its best start since 1987-88.
• Purdue has won eight in a row and won for the first time in Value City Arena (lost nine straight before Wednesday).
• Evan Turner had 29 points, seven rebounds and five assists for the Buckeyes as their nine-game Big Ten win streak ended.
-- ESPN Stats & Information
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||24-48 (.500)||20-48 (.417)|
|3P Made-Attempted||5-13 (.385)||4-15 (.267)|
|FT Made-Attempted||7-10 (.700)||13-18 (.722)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||16 (0/0)||13 (0/0)|