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Boiling Point

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Keys to the game

Jared Sullinger had 30 points and 12 rebounds as Ohio State defeated Purdue 88-71 in a Big Ten tournament quarterfinal Friday.

D.J. Byrd scored 20 points for the Boilermakers.

Here are the highlights.

Key stretch: Purdue trailed 65-61 with 6:30 remaining. The Buckeyes scored the next 14 points. Deshaun Thomas scored six points during the stretch.

Local connection: Thomas, a former Bishop Luers standout, finished with 22 points and seven rebounds for the Buckeyes.

Up next: Purdue awaits word on its destination for the NCAA tournament. The field is announced Sunday.

Quotable:

"It seemed like we would get a shot to take the lead and it just wouldn't go down for us. We had some good looks. We fought, we played hard, we gave it a good effort. It just wasn't enough."

- Robbie Hummel

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