Scores

Final

(17) Purdue 78

(10-3, 0-1 Big Ten)

Ohio State 89

(11-6, 1-0 Big Ten)

7:00 PM ET, January 2, 2014

Value City Arena, Columbus, Ohio

1 2 T
#17PUR 39 3978
OSU 37 5289

Top Performers

Purdue: K. Houser 26 Pts, 1 Reb, 3 Ast

Ohio State: M. Ellerbe 19 Pts, 7 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Stl, 1 Blk

Ohio State tips No. 17 Purdue in Big 10 opener

Associated Press

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Martina Ellerbe drilled four straight free throws to start the second half to give Ohio State the lead for good and sparked an 89-78 win over No. 17 Purdue on Thursday night in a Big 10 Conference opener.

The Buckeyes led by as many as 16 points with four minutes left on back-to-back layups by Raven Ferguson. The Boilermakers got no closer than 10 points in the closing minutes.

Ellerbe and Ameryst Alston each finished with 19 points to lead Ohio State (11-6, 1-0 Big Ten). Cait Craft and Darryce Moore finished with 15 and 14 points, respectively. But the Buckeyes shot 56 percent (31-for-55) from the field and converted 20 of 26 free throw attempts.

KK Houser scored 26 points to lead the Boilermakers (10-3, 0-1).

The Buckeyes are the lone Big 10 team to own a winning record against Purdue and now lead the series 41-27.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
PUR
OSU
Points 78 89
FG Made-Attempted 27-62 (.435) 31-55 (.564)
3P Made-Attempted 10-23 (.435) 7-11 (.636)
FT Made-Attempted 14-20 (.700) 20-26 (.769)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 23 (0/0) 17 (0/0)

Game Leaders

 
PUR
OSU
PointsK. Houser 26M. Ellerbe 19
ReboundsW. Bays 6D. Moore 8
AssistsA. Wilson 4R. Ferguson 6
StealsA. Wilson 3M. Ellerbe 2
BlocksC. Redmon 1A. Adams 3

2013-14 Season

DATEGAMELINKS
» Jan 2, 2014 @OSU 89, PUR 78Recap | Box Score
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