WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — P.J. Thompson scored 10 of his 12 points in the final seven minutes Thursday night, helping No. 22 Purdue pull away from Ohio State 75-64.
A.J. Hammons added 16 points as the Boilermakers (17-3, 5-2 Big Ten) won their third straight.
Purdue trailed 36-33 at halftime and stayed within one possession most of the second half until Ryan Cline’s 3 with 9:02 to go made it 53-52.
He scored five in a row to make it 60-54.
After Ohio State’s Trevor Thompson made only 1 of 2 free throws with 2:51 left, when he could have tied the score, Thompson scored five more to extend the lead to 66-61.
Purdue sealed it by making six free throws in the final minute.