College Basketball: Ohio State stuns Purdue in Big Ten showdown


Keita Bates-Diop scored 18 points, including the decisive putback with 2.8 seconds left, to give No. 14 Ohio State a 64-63 upset at No. 3 Purdue, ending the nation’s longest winning streak at 19 games Wednesday night.

The Buckeyes (21-5, 12-1 Big Ten) grabbed a share of the conference lead as Ohio State won for the 11th time in 12 games.

Carsen Edwards finished with a career-high 28 points to lead the Boilermakers (23-3, 12-1), who lost for the first time since Nov. 23. Isaac Haas had 18 points but missed an 8-foot jumper at the buzzer to win it.

Purdue’s school record 14-game winning streak in conference play and 21-game winning streak at home also ended with a surprising finish.

Purdue led 58-51 with 5:29 to go, but Ohio State closed the game on 13-5 run, retaking a 62-60 lead on Wesson’s banked 3-pointer 1:13 to go.

Twenty-four seconds later, Middletown native Vincent Edwards answered with a three-point play that gave Purdue the lead. He finished with 11 points.

But on the Buckeyes’ final possession, they grabbed two offensive rebounds — the second being Bates-Diep’s putback to win it.

BIG PICTURE

Ohio State: The Buckeyes’ come-from-behind victory just turned the Big Ten back into an interesting race. A loss would have left Ohio State two games behind Purdue and down a tiebreaker. Now, the Buckeyes have a share of the lead and own the tiebreaker over Purdue with less than two weeks to go.

Purdue: The hottest team in America just kept finding ways to win — until their shooting touch went awry Wednesday. Make no mistake, Purdue remains one of the nation’s best teams and still could win a second straight conference crown. But losing this one, on the same night No. 1 Villanova also lost, hurts.

UP NEXT

Ohio State: Heads home to face struggling Iowa on Saturday.

Purdue: Will try to keep its perfect road record intact at No. 4 Michigan State on Saturday.



Reader Comments ...


Next Up in Sports

HS Roundup 2/24: Bellbrook’s Bybee finishes first in state championship

The Bellbrook boys swimming team took fourth place overall for Division II at the state championships, held in Canton. Cody Bybee placed first in the 100m butterfly and 200m freestyle. John Sampson finished second in both the 100m backstroke and 200m freestyle. As a team, Bellbrook earned second in the 200m medley relay. Fenwick’s Adam Cheney...
HS Scores 2/24: Dayton Public Schools go 5-1 over weekend

Boys Basketball Friday’s Results Regular Season Fort Recovery 55, New Knoxville 41: Knapke 19 (FR) 19; Lageman (NK) 14. Marion Local 57, Coldwater 43: Frilling (C) 16. Minster 69, Parkway 63: Schulze (M) 19; Kinney (P) 17. St. Henry 51, New Bremen 39: Schlarman (SH) 12; Bornhorst (NB) 14. Sectional Tournament Division I Friday’s Games Division...
Dayton’s 16-game winning streak ends with loss at Saint Louis
Dayton’s 16-game winning streak ends with loss at Saint Louis

The Dayton Flyers, who had already clinched the outright Atlantic 10 women’s basketball championship, closed the regular season with an 85-72 loss at Saint Louis on Saturday at Chaifetz Arena. Dayton (22-5, 15-1) saw its 16-game winning streak end. It fell two games short of tying the school record for consecutive victories. “I don&rsquo...
HS Roundup 2/23: Wayne, Northmont advance

Boys Basketball Sectional Tournament Wayne 76, Stebbins 59: Deshon Parker put up 16 points, L’Christian Smith 14, Ronnie Hampton 13 and Darius Quisenberry 10 for Wayne to open D-I sectional play. Northmont 69, Fairborn 47: Jabari Perkins poured in 24 points to lead Northmont to a D-I sectional tournament opening win. Danny Lewis added 12, Prophet...
Arkansas bats around in ninth inning, breaks tie, beats San Diego State
Arkansas bats around in ninth inning, breaks tie, beats San Diego State

The Arkansas baseball team is so loaded, it batted around in the ninth inning without even recording a single hit. That takes talent. Or a mistake-filled opponent. The Diamond Hogs scored three runs in the ninth inning to break a 2-2 tie and dispatch San Diego State, 5-2, on Saturday night. Arkansas’ ninth was just plain odd: four...
More Stories