Jared Sullinger had a season-high 30 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to help No. 7 Ohio State beat Purdue 88-71 on Friday night in the Big Ten tournament quarterfinals. Deshaun Thomas had 22 points and seven rebounds, and William Buford scored nine of his 11 points in the second half for the third-seeded Buckeyes (26-6). Ohio State shot 61 percent to post its second-best scoring output of the season and outrebounded Purdue 39-28. The Buckeyes will play No. 10 Michigan in a semifinal on Saturday. The Wolverines defeated Minnesota 73-69 in overtime in an earlier quarterfinal.
Big-10 Tournament: Purdue Boilermakers vs. Ohio State Buckeyes