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Ohio State polishes off Purdue

LaQuinton Ross had 19 points and 15 rebounds as the 24th-ranked Ohio State Buckeyes held off the Purdue Boilermakers, 63-61, in the first round of the Big Ten Tournament.
By The Sports Network March 13, 2014 at 5:08 PM

LaQuinton Ross had 19 points and 15 rebounds as the 24th-ranked Ohio State Buckeyes held off the Purdue Boilermakers, 63-61, in the first round of the Big Ten Tournament.

Aaron Craft added 16 points and five assists for the Buckeyes (24-8), who have won six straight against Purdue. Lenzelle Smith Jr. tallied nine points to surpass 1,000 for his career.

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Ohio State will play Nebraska in the quarterfinals on Friday.

A.J. Hammons ended with 15 points and nine boards for the Boilermakers (15-17), who have lost seven in a row. Ronnie Johnson donated 10 points and Terone Johnson and Kendall Stephens each added 10 points.

[SportsNetwork.com]

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