NCAAB Game Recap - Indiana-Purdue Fort Wayne at Ohio State
Fri Nov 22, 2019 7:00 PM EST

GTown
73
Duke
81
F
GMas
63
MD
86
F
MtStM
62
KY
82
F
IPFW
46
OhSt
85
F
Hou
66
Oreg
78
F
UtSt
80
LSU
78
F
Vill
83
MisSt
76
F
Xav
75
UConn
74
F(2OT)
Tex
62
Cal
45
F
Baylor
77
CoCar
65
F
Mont
56
Wash
73
F
Lib
89
Morg
48
F
Nich
54
NCAT
66
F
MidTN
74
Tul
86
F
Mia-FL
58
Fla
78
F
BethC
83
InWor
58
F
Valpa
78
GrCan
74
F
UNCW
46
Clev
47
F
Rice
75
WIMil
69
F
E MI
62
UMBC
45
F
MOSt
71
StJos
69
F
Ford
60
Nev
74
F
(N/A)
47
E IL
87
F
E KY
70
FlInt
89
F
IndSt
72
LoyMa
60
F
URI
60
N TX
47
F
UMKC
74
GrgWas
68
F
Presb
57
SacHr
83
F
IlSt
65
Cin
66
F
Stetsn
55
Iona
60
F
Duques
69
AF
63
F
(N/A)
45
Furm
90
F
Tows
73
Buff
76
F
Boston
44
WVU
69
F
MorSt
50
Butl
68
F
Radf
61
Brad
70
F
GWebb
69
SCar
74
F
McNee
57
Rich
87
F
Lipsco
65
Navy
61
F
HBU
68
Mich
111
F
Harv
82
HolyC
74
F
(N/A)
71
SEMO
72
F
GASt
83
PVAM
74
F
N AL
61
LaTec
82
F
Albany
69
Quin
86
F
Wake
82
David
70
F
Ohio
66
Utah
80
F
S NO
53
JackSt
72
F
(N/A)
68
TexSA
90
F
W MI
63
OkSt
70
F
Evans
68
ECU
85
F
Norf
59
NW
70
F
South
86
Nebras
93
F(OT)
BGSU
77
W Ky
75
F
KennSt
40
Monm
71
F
CAPoly
70
Crei
86
F
SCSt
60
Vand
97
F
SDak
56
Ark
77
F
CenAR
98
CBap
104
F(OT)
IdaSt
65
SCla
78
F
LongI
64
SDSU
81
F
FrePa
62
LongB
93
F
Temp
70
USC
61
F

Nov 22, 2019, 7:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

Indiana-Purdue Fort Wayne (2-5)

25

21

46

(10) Ohio State (5-0)

42

43

85

No. 10 Ohio St keeps rolling, routs Purdue Fort Wayne 85-46
Fri Nov 22, 2019 10:56 PM

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) Ohio State broke into the top 10 partially because of its stellar defense so far this season.

That defense was on display again Friday night as the Buckeyes hosted Purdue Fort Wayne, which became the fifth straight Ohio State opponent to shoot less than 33% from the floor. The 10th-ranked Buckeyes pulled away in the second half for an 85-46 rout of the Mastadons, who shot 32% (17 of 54).

"In practice, we have been locked in on the details and the little things," said Ohio State guard Duane Washington Jr., who had eight points and five assists. "That's one reason why we're playing the way we are. We're not going to stray away from it."

Ohio State coach Chris Holtmann liked the way his Buckeyes (5-0) dug in on defense.

"I am really pleased with our guys' effort," said Holtmann, whose team is allowing just 52 points per game in the early going. "Especially when you are playing a team like this that shoots 45 or 50% of its shots as 3s, that is always a dangerous game. We were able to take away that strength."

Ohio State led by as many as 21 points in the first half and turned up the heat in the second. The Buckeyes outscored the Mastodons 43-21 in the second half while hitting 10 of their 14 3-point attempts.

Kaleb Wesson had 15 points and seven rebounds in just 21 minutes of work to lead the Buckeyes.

Freshman guard D.J. Carton scored nine of his 13 points in the second half for Ohio State. C.J. Walker chipped in 11 points, four steals and three assists.

Justin Ahrens hit three second-half 3s for nine points, while freshman E.J. Liddell added eight points and five assists.

Marcus DeBerry led Purdue Fort Wayne (2-5) with 16 points, while Brian Patrick had 13 points.

"I will say how impressed I am - for the second year in a row - with the discipline Chris is able to get his team to play with," said Purdue Fort Wayne coach Jon Coffman, whose team lost 107-61 in Columbus a year ago.

"Two games in a row here, he's been able to take the space we create and really shrink it," he said. "He has his guys play a 40-minute game defensively."

COMING OUT HOT

The Buckeyes grabbed control with a 16-0 run midway through the first half, including 3s by Walker and Washington and four points from freshman E.J. Liddell.

Wesson and Walker each hit a pair of 3s early in the second half to put Ohio State up 56-29. Carton then exploded for nine points in a three-minute stretch - including a made 3 and a three-point play - as the lead went to 69-32 with 9:26 left in the game.

"They were making us shoot a lot of 3s," Liddell said. "Half our shots were threes in the first half. We wanted to focus on touching the paint and playing together. That's what we did. That's how we got off to a great start in the second half."

BIG PICTURE

Purdue Fort Wayne: The Summit League school has some talented players but doesn't belong on the court with Ohio State. Coffman continues to rotate his mix of veterans, transfers and freshmen to find the right combination.

Ohio State: The parade of tune-up games continues, but the Buckeyes showed they can score up and down the lineup. Bench players also got some playing time before the competitive games pick up again.

UP NEXT

Purdue Fort Wayne: Hosts Ohio Northern on Sunday.

Ohio State: Hosts Kent State on Monday.

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Leaders

Indiana-Purdue Fort Wayne PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
M. Holba 0 0 0 1 0 1
D. Black 0 0 0 2 0 0
Ohio State PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
I. Diallo 0 0 0 2 0 1
H. Hookfin 0 0 0 1 0 0

Team Comparison

IPFW OhSt
Points For 46 85
Field Goals 17/54-31% 31/58-53%
Three Pointers 8/21-38% 13/30-43%
Free Throws 4/6-67% 10/14-71%
Offensive Rebounds 9 11
Defensive Rebounds 18 28
Rebounds 30 40
Blocks 1 5
Steals 2 9
Turnovers 19 11
Personal Fouls 15 11
Technical Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

2019-2020 Regular Season - OhSt Leads Series 1-0

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Fri Nov 22 IPFW 46 @ OhSt 85 T. Rollins 3 D. Hummer 3

Game Information

Stadium: Value City Arena, Columbus, Ohio
Attendance: 11,609
Game Time: