WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Evan Turner scored 23 of his career-high 32 points in the second half, and Ohio State rallied from a 13-point deficit to beat No. 6 Purdue 70-66 on Tuesday night.
Turner scored 14 of Ohio State's final 18 points. He also had nine rebounds in his third game back since missing a month with a fracture in his back.William Buford had 19 points and seven rebounds for the Buckeyes (12-5, 2/3 Big Ten), who were in danger of falling out of the conference race early.Robbie Hummel scored 29 of his career-high 35 points in the first half for Purdue (14-2, 2-2). He tied a school-record with eight 3-pointers and had 10 rebounds.E'Twaun Moore added 19 points for the Boilermakers, who lost their second straight after tying a school record with 14 straight wins to start the season. Purdue was coming off a 73-66 loss at Wisconsin on Saturday.