9:00 PM ET, January 25, 2011
Value City Arena, Columbus, OH
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The Ohio State Buckeyes knew there were doubters about their claim to No. 1.There might not be any more.
Top-ranked Ohio State used a strong mid- and long-range game to drop Purdue, scoring 45 percent of its 87 points from beyond 16 feet.
|First 20 games||Tuesday night|
|FGA per game||20.1||21.0|
|Points per game||22.8||39.0|
• Now 21-0, the Buckeyes remain one of two unbeaten Division I teams along with San Diego State.
• The Buckeyes shot better from the field (55.2 percent) than they did the free throw line (54.5).
• Purdue now is 2-18 all time against top-ranked teams ranked, including 0-5 against Ohio State when the Buckeyes are ranked No. 1.
• The Boilermakers have lost three of their last five games after starting the season 15-1.
-- ESPN Stats & Information
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||24-63 (.381)||32-58 (.552)|
|3P Made-Attempted||6-16 (.375)||11-19 (.579)|
|FT Made-Attempted||10-13 (.769)||12-22 (.545)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||23 (0/0)||16 (0/0)|