Ohio State-Purdue score update: Buckeyes lead, 30-27

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You guys aren't going to believe this, but thanks to some cold shooting, we have another close game!

True to their previous meetings during the season, Purdue hung tight with Ohio State throughout the first half, and charged back after the Buckeyes held a seven point lead to pull within three, 30-27.

Purdue jumped to a 7-1 lead, but the Buckeyes rallied to take an 11-9 lead, on the strength of tough interior defense and attacking the basket.

Both teams struggled shooting the ball in the early going. Purdue shot 5-13 with three turnovers, while Ohio State shot 6-17 over the first ten minutes. Those shooting performances did not improve over the rest of the half, as the teams would combine to shoot 1-12 from downtown.

Ohio State's struggles from the free throw line continued, after they nearly ruined their chances against Michigan State. The Buckeyes only shot 7-13 from the stripe, and had six turnovers, to Purdue's four. The Buckeyes did completely dominate the glass though, boasting a 27-12 advantage.

Aaron Craft is your leading scorer with eight points. Lenzelle Smith has six, and LaQuinon Ross has six points and eight rebounds. Ronnie Johnson leads Purdue with six points.

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