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Purdue getting ready for Buckeyes

Lot of key matchups in No. 11 Purdue's game against No. 2 Ohio State today.

But let's focus on one: Buckeyes point guard Aaron Craft vs. Purdue point guards Lewis Jackson and Kelsey Barlow.

Craft simply played better than Purdue's duo in the first meeting.

For the Boilermakers to have a chance today, Jackson and Barlow will have to step up.

"If we could keep him in front of us, that would be great," coach Matt Painter said. "He went by us in the first game. It's important any time you go up against a guy like that, we have to try to compete harder than he. I thought our guys have done a better job in that position since we played Ohio State. I thought they weren't very good in that area in terms of competing. He's a very competitive kid, plays on both ends of the court. He's very smart."