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No. 15 Ohio St. holds off charging Purdue 74-64

Updated: January 9, 2013, 12:47 AM ET
Associated Press

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Purdue coach Matt Painter threw his arms in the air repeatedly Tuesday night.

Time after time, he watched the Boilermakers take the ball to the rim. Time after time, he watched in angst as the ball rolled off the rim.

On a night Deshaun Thomas scored 22 points and grabbed seven rebounds and No. 15 Ohio State shot 55.6 percent from the field, Purdue simply couldn't afford the misses. The Buckeyes took advantage, holding on for a 74-64 win.

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