Ivey’s late 3 lifts No. 6 Purdue over No. 16 Ohio State

January 30, 2022 GMT

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Jaden Ivey hit a tiebreaking 3-pointer with 0.6 seconds left and No. 6 Purdue fended off a late charge from No. 16 Ohio State for an 81-78 victory Sunday.

The Boilermakers led by 52-32 with 14:35 left in the game, but the Buckeyes methodically fought their way back and finally tied it at 78 on E.J. Liddell’s 3 with 25.3 seconds to go.

After a timeout, Ivey freed himself up for the winning shot — right in front the Boilermakers bench. Ivey finished with 21 points and Zach Edey added 20 for the Boilermakers (18-3, 7-3 Big Ten), who have won three straight and six of seven.

Liddell and Malaki Branham each scored 20 points to lead the Buckeyes (13-5, 6-3), who have lost five times in their last six trips to Mackey Arena. Ohio State had won three straight overall.


MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Johnny Davis had 16 points and a career-high 15 rebounds and took over the game in the final minutes for Wisconsin.


Wisconsin (17-3, 8-2 Big Ten) earned its ninth win in its last 10 games to tie Illinois (15-5, 8-2) for the Big Ten lead, with No. 10 Michigan State (16-4, 7-2) just a half-game behind. Wisconsin visits Illinois on Wednesday.

The Badgers improved to 10-1 in games decided by six points or fewer.

Minnesota (11-7, 2-7) trailed by nine early in the second half but rallied to tie the game at 60-all on a pair of E.J. Stephens free throws with 2:23 left.


PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Nate Watson was fouled on a dunk and completed the three-point play in the final minute for Providence.

Watson finished with 17 points and six rebounds. Justin Minaya had 14 points and Noah Horchler finished with 11 points and 10 rebounds.

It was the fifth straight victory for the Friars (18-2, 8-1 Big East), who improved to 13-0 at home this season. They also avenged an 88-56 loss at Marquette on Jan. 4.

Marquette (15-7, 7-4) had won seven straight.

Trailing by a basket with 14 seconds remaining, Marquette had a chance to tie, but Tyler Kolek came up short on his jumper and a putback layup by Justin Lewis trickled off the rim.


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