Scores

Final

Northwestern 47

(17-12, 8-10 Big Ten)

Ohio State 52

(20-9, 10-8 Big Ten)

5:00 PM ET, March 8, 2009

Value City Arena, Columbus, Ohio

1 2 T
NW 15 3247
OSU 25 2752

Top Performers

Northwestern: C. Moore 18 Pts, 4 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

Ohio State: E. Turner 17 Pts, 2 Reb, 5 Ast, 2 Stl, 2 Blk

Ohio St. 52, Northwestern 47

Associated Press

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Evan Turner hit two jumpers down the stretch and Jon Diebler added two clinching free throws to lead Ohio State past Northwestern 52-47 on Sunday.

Ohio State (20-9, 10-8), which nearly blew a 12-point second-half lead, will be the No. 5 seed and Northwestern No. 9 at the Big Ten tournament in Indianapolis.

The win kept coach Thad Matta's streak of 20-win seasons intact, making him 9-for-9 as a head coach.

Turner had 17 points, Diebler and William Buford 11 apiece and B.J. Mullens 10 for the Buckeyes, who had no seniors to honor at a final home game.

Craig Moore scored 18 points -- including a late four-point play -- for the Wildcats (17-12, 8-10). Kevin Coble added 13 and Michael Thompson 12.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
NW
OSU
Points 47 52
FG Made-Attempted 18-46 (.391) 20-43 (.465)
3P Made-Attempted 9-27 (.333) 5-17 (.294)
FT Made-Attempted 2-3 (.667) 7-7 (1.000)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 12 (0/0) 7 (0/0)
Largest Lead 2 15

2008-09 Season

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