Buckeyes Back on the Road at Purdue

Jody Victor: Here’s some great Buckeye basketball news from OSU.edu and OhioStateBuckeyes.com.

Jan. 8, 2013
No. 15 Ohio State Buckeyes (11-3, 1-1) at the Purdue Boilermakers (7-7, 1-1)
Site: Mackey Arena (14,846)
Game Time: 9:05 p.m. ET
Television: ESPN
Talent: Mike Tirico (play-by-play)
Dan Dakich (expert analysis)
Radio: OSU-IMG Sports Network (56 stations)
Satellite Radio: Sirius 92/XM 190
Local Radio: WBNS FM-97.1 AM-1460
Radio Talent: Paul Keels (play-by-play)
Ron Stokes (expert analysis)

The Purdue Series
Ohio State has won three of the last four meetings with the Boilermakers. Overall, Purdue owns the series lead with an 83-78 record and a 54-24 lead in West Lafayette. As a ranked team, Ohio State is 24-4 in the Purdue series. Deshaun Thomas (12.0 ppg.) and Aaron Craft (11.0 ppg.), both juniors, lead the Buckeyes in the Purdue series on the offensive end. Thomas’ 5.5 rebounds per game also leads Ohio State vs. the Boilers. Thomas is shooting 49 percent from the field in the series (19-39).

A Look at the Boilermakers
Purdue opened Big Ten Conference play with a 6-6 overall record before splitting the first two conference games of the year. The Boilermakers downed Illinois at home Jan. 2, 68-61 and then fell at Michigan State 84-61 last Saturday. Three Boilers average double-digits offensively with Terone Johnson leading the way with 13.4 points per game. A.J. Hammons and D.J. Byrd each contribute 10.0 ppg. Hammons leads the team with 5.9 rebounds a game.


Jody Victor