Purdue 65

(5-14, 1-7 Big Ten)

Ohio State 75

(15-7, 4-4 Big Ten)

    8:00 PM ET, February 2, 2005

    Value City Arena, Columbus, Ohio

    1 2 T
    PUR 30 3565
    OSU 33 4275

    Top Performers

    Purdue: C. Landry 23 Pts, 10 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl

    Ohio State: J. Foster 15 Pts, 1 Reb, 4 Ast, 2 Stl

    Ohio State 75, Purdue 65

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Ohio State ruined Matt Painter's unscheduled debut as Purdue's head coach.

    With Gene Keady back home fighting the flu, Painter took over and was tagged with a 75-65 loss on Wednesday night.

    Je'Kel Foster's 15 points led five players in double figures for the Buckeyes (15-7, 4-4 Big Ten), winners of three in a row.

    Carl Landry scored 23 points, David Teague 14 and Brandon McKnight 12 for Purdue (5-14, 1-7), which hasn't won in Columbus in seven years.

    The Boilermakers, who had lost seven in a row before beating Michigan 84-55 on Sunday, outrebounded Ohio State 43-28 but had 20 turnovers and were outscored 21-5 at the line.

    Keady missed the Boilermakers' practice on Tuesday and told Painter -- scheduled to be his successor next year -- to take over while he tried to recover at home.

    It was the first time Keady has missed a game in his 830 starts as a college head coach spanning 27 years and stops at Purdue and Western Kentucky.

    J.J. Sullinger scored 13 points -- hitting all eight of his free throws -- while Matt Sylvester had 12 points, Tony Stockman had 11 and Terence Dials also had 11 points to go with 11 rebounds for the Buckeyes.

    Ohio State led 33-30 after a give-and-take first half in which there were four ties and 13 lead changes.

    The Buckeyes scored the final four points of the half -- taking the lead for good on Stockman's 3-pointer -- and then reeled off 11 of the first 13 points of the second half to go up 44-32. Four players each hit a 3 during the 15-2 run.

    The Boilermakers drew as close as 44-37 but managed just one field goal over the next 5 minutes to fall behind 56-39. They never got closer than nine points again.

    Ohio State had five fewer field goals than Purdue, but hit 10-of-24 3-pointers, 21-of-30 free throws and matched their season low with seven turnovers.

    Ohio State had intended to present Keady, who was taking a team up against Ohio State for the 45th time, with passes to the annual Memorial Tournament PGA event in nearby Dublin, a Muirfield Village Golf Club hat and 12 dozen golf balls.

    Painter was selected to replace Keady after this, his 25th year at Purdue. A former Boilermakers player, Painter was a head coach a year ago at Southern Illinois and is using this season to ease the transition.

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    Team Stat Comparison

    Points 65 75
    FG Made-Attempted 27-59 (.458) 22-53 (.415)
    3P Made-Attempted 6-16 (.375) 10-24 (.417)
    FT Made-Attempted 5-9 (.556) 21-30 (.700)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 21 (0/0) 10 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 6 17

    2004-05 Season

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