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Buckeyes rally by Purdue

Ohio State's Evan Turner dismantled Purdue's highly respected defense.

He scored 23 of his career-high 32 points in the second half, and the Buckeyes rallied from a 13-point deficit to beat No. 6 Purdue 70-66 on Tuesday night in West Lafayette, Ind.

Turner scored 14 of Ohio State's final 18 points, with many coming against Purdue defensive stopper Chris Kramer. He also had nine rebounds in his third game since missing a month with a fracture in his back.

Ohio State coach Thad Matta said he's not sure Turner is 100 percent healthy.

"Honestly, I hope about 50," Matta joked. "I think he's getting it back. I've gone back, I've looked at a lot of tape of when we've had him (before the injury), and he was playing at a high level. I thought he played at a high level tonight."

Purdue coach Matt Painter couldn't find the right defense for the 6-foot-7 point guard.

"Evan Turner had his way with all of our guys," Painter said.

The Buckeyes withstood one of the best single-game efforts in Mackey Arena. Robbie Hummel scored 29 of his career-high 35 points in the first half for Purdue (14-2, 2-2 Big Ten). He tied a school-record with eight three-pointers and had 10 rebounds.

OHIO ST. (12-5): Lauderdale 1-1 1-2 3, Turner 11-21 9-10 32, Lighty 2-9 0-0 5, Diebler 2-4 1-2 6, Buford 7-10 4-4 19, Simmons 2-2 0-0 5, Hill 0-0 0-0 0, Madsen 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 25-49 15-18 70.

PURDUE (14-2): Hummel 11-19 5-5 35, Johnson 2-5 0-0 4, Kramer 1-2 0-1 2, Grant 1-6 2-2 4, Moore 8-17 1-4 19, Barlow 1-2 0-0 2, Byrd 0-2 0-0 0, Smith 0-2 0-0 0, Bade 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 24-56 8-12 66.

Halftime—Purdue 41-29. 3-Point Goals—Ohio St. 5-11 (Turner 1-1, Simmons 1-1, Buford 1-2, Diebler 1-3, Lighty 1-4), Purdue 10-27 (Hummel 8-13, Moore 2-7, Smith 0-2, Byrd 0-2, Grant 0-3). Foule d Out—None. Rebounds—Ohio St. 34 (Turner 9), Purdue 26 (Hummel 10). Assists—Ohio St. 10 (Lighty, Turner 3), Purdue 15 (Barlow, Grant, Kramer, Moore 3). Total Fouls—Ohio St. 12, Purdue 14. A—14,1 23.

Top 25

No. 2 Kentucky 89, Florida 77

KENTUCKY (17-0): Cousins 5-11 3-3 13, Patterson 7-11 1-3 15, Miller 4-8 0-0 9, Wall 7-17 4-4 19, Bledsoe 10-13 2-2 25, Dodson 2-4 0-0 6, Harris 0-0 0-0 0, Stevenson 0-0 0-0 0, Orton 1-6 0-1 2, Liggins 0-0 0- 0 0. Totals 36-70 10-13 89.

FLORIDA (11-5): Werner 1-8 4-4 6, Tyus 5-12 5-6 17, Macklin 4-6 0-0 8, Boynton 5-17 0-0 12, Walker 6-15 4-4 20, Shipman 1-2 0-0 2, Parsons 3-5 2-4 8, Murphy 1-3 2-2 4. Totals 26-68 17-20 77.

Halftime—Kentucky 38-31. 3-Point Goals—Kentucky 7-18 (Bledsoe 3-4, Dodson 2-3, Miller 1-3, Wall 1-7, Patterson 0-1), Florida 8-27 (Walker 4-9, Tyus 2-4, Boynton 2-8, Parsons 0-2, Werner 0-4). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Kentucky 42 (Orton 9), Florida 38 (Tyus 7). Assists—Kentucky 13 (Wall 6), Florida 14 (Walker, Werner 4). Total Fouls—Kentucky 16, Florida 13. A—12,618.

N.C. St. 88, No. 25 Florida St. 81

N.C. STATE (12-5): Wood 10-15 4-6 31, T.Smith 1-8 5-6 7, Horner 2-6 2-2 8, Gonzalez 2-3 0-0 5, Degand 3-5 6-8 13, Howell 3-4 1-2 7, Vandenberg 0-0 0-0 0, Williams 1-4 0-0 2, Davis 1-4 1-1 3, Mays 1-4 10-10 12. Totals 24-53 29-35 88.

FLORIDA ST. (13-4): Singleton 7-15 6-10 22, Reid 4-9 4-6 12, Alabi 4-6 7-10 15, Dulkys 1-3 2-2 5, Kitchen 5-10 4-4 15, Jordan 0-0 0-0 0, Gibson 0-2 0-0 0, DeMercy 0-2 0-0 0, Loucks 0-3 0-0 0, Shannon 0-0 0-0 0, Snaer 5-7 2-2 12. Totals 26-57 25-34 81.

Halftime—N.C. State 38-31. 3-Point Goals—N.C. State 11-23 (Wood 7-11, Horner 2-3, Gonzalez 1-2, Degand 1-3, Davis 0-1, Williams 0-1, Mays 0-2), Florida St. 4-13 (Singleton 2-5, Dulkys 1-2, Ki tchen 1-4, Loucks 0-2). Fouled Out—Dulkys, Gonzalez, Singleton, Snaer. Rebounds—N.C. State 37 (T.Smith 8), Florida St. 28 (Singleton 8). Assists—N.C. State 11 (Gonzalez 3), Florida St. 9 (Kitche n 4). Total Fouls—N.C. State 27, Florida St. 26. A—9,709.

Missouri Valley

Drake 88, Missouri St. 77

MISSOURI ST. (13-4): Mallett 3-6 3-3 9, Weems 5-13 0-0 10, Creekmore 1-1 0-0 2, Fuehrmeyer 1-1 3-3 5, Leonard 5-18 0-0 11, Pickens 2-3 0-0 4, Ricks 6-9 5-5 17, Patterson 6-10 5-6 17, Jones 0-1 0-0 0, Rhine 0-0 2 -2 2. Totals 29-62 18-19 77.

DRAKE (7-11): Templeton 5-8 3-4 16, VanDeest 4-7 3-5 12, Stanley 1-4 5-6 8, Wedel 6-8 0-0 15, Young 5-9 1-4 14, Hawley 3-4 1-2 8, Wiseler 1-1 1-2 4, Eaddy 4-6 0-0 9, Simons 1-3 0-0 2. Totals 30-50 14-23 88 .

Halftime—Drake 51-29. 3-Point Goals—Missouri St. 1-16 (Leonard 1-10, Ricks 0-1, Jones 0-1, Mallett 0-1, Weems 0-3), Drake 14-22 (Young 3-3, Templeton 3-4, Wedel 3-5, Stanley 1-1, Wiseler 1-1, VanDeest 1-1, Hawley 1-2, Eaddy 1-3, Simons 0-2). Fouled Out—Weems. Rebounds—Missouri St. 36 (Weems 9), Drake 24 (Templeton, VanDeest 5). Assists—Missouri St. 8 (Leonard, Ricks, Weems 2), Drake 21 (Young 7). Total Fouls—Missouri St. 21, Drake 17. A—3,258.

N. Iowa 52, Bradley 50

BRADLEY (7-9): Brown 2-8 0-0 4, Maniscalco 6-11 0-0 15, Egolf 2-8 0-0 4, Roberts 4-7 0-0 11, Warren 3-11 2-2 10, Eastman 0-3 1-2 1, Simms-Edwards 1-3 0-0 2, Knezevic 0-0 0-0 0, Singh 1-2 1-2 3. Totals 19-53 4-6 50.

N. IOWA (15-1): Farokhmanesh 5-9 0-0 14, Ahelegbe 3-10 3-4 9, Moran 0-3 0-0 0, A.Koch 2-9 4-4 8, Eglseder 5-7 1-1 11, J.Koch 0-0 0-0 0, Dunham 1-2 0-1 2, Sonnen 0-1 0-0 0, O'Rear 3-6 2-3 8, James 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 19-47 10-13 52.

Halftime—Bradley 27-26. 3-Point Goals—Bradley 8-19 (Roberts 3-4, Maniscalco 3-5, Warren 2-5, Simms-Edwards 0-1, Eastman 0-1, Brown 0-3), N. Iowa 4-15 (Farokhmanesh 4-7, Sonnen 0-1, Dunham 0-1 , A.Koch 0-1, Ahelegbe 0-2, Moran 0-3). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Bradley 37 (Egolf 9), N. Iowa 28 (Eglseder 10). Assists—Bradley 10 (Warren 4), N. Iowa 10 (Moran 5). Total Fouls—Bradley 17, N. Iowa 11. Technical—Eglseder. A—4,892.

Big 12

Colorado 78, No. 22 Baylor 71

BAYLOR (13-2): Udoh 5-9 3-4 14, Jones 0-3 0-0 0, Lomers 4-5 2-3 10, Dunn 7-16 4-4 23, Carter 5-16 0-0 13, Ellis 1-1 0-1 2, Acy 4-5 1-3 9, Dennis 0-0 0-0 0, Walton 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 26-55 10-15 71.

COLORADO (10-6): Harris-Tunks 2-5 0-2 4, Tomlinson 3-6 3-4 11, Relphorde 6-12 3-6 17, Burks 5-11 5-7 16, C.Higgins 6-11 6-8 18, Thorne II 3-5 3-4 10, Dufault 0-0 0-0 0, Hornbuckle 1-1 0-0 2, Eckloff 0-1 0-0 0 . Totals 26-52 20-31 78.

Halftime—Baylor 32-27. 3-Point Goals—Baylor 9-22 (Dunn 5-10, Carter 3-8, Udoh 1-2, Jones 0-2), Colorado 6-13 (Relphorde 2-4, Tomlinson 2-4, Thorne II 1-1, Burks 1-2, C.Higgins 0-2). Fouled Ou t—Dunn. Rebounds—Baylor 38 (Udoh 14), Colorado 25 (Relphorde 7). Assists—Baylor 14 (Carter 7), Colorado 15 (Tomlinson 4). Total Fouls—Baylor 23, Colorado 17. A—6,957.

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