Purdue’s terrible stretch continues as they drop their sixth straight game in 2021 at the hands of 15th ranked Ohio State.
Good news: The Boilermakers surprisingly posted their second highest offensive output of the season with 85 points as they were on fire shooting tonight.
Bad news: They couldn’t guard a chair and gave up a season worst 100 to Ohio State who had only scored 70 in their previous outing against Wisconsin. The Badgers are a staggering 2-14 in league play.
In a game that had various bright spots, it largely did not matter as Purdue got thrashed on their way to another double digit blowout loss.
Ohio State took the lead with 7:54 left in the second quarter during the middle of an 18-0 run against the Boilermakers and it did not get much prettier after that. Purdue was never really able to get close in the second half of the game and Ohio State was on cruise control down the stretch. The Boilermakers were down by as much as 25 until the Buckeyes let off the gas in the final minutes.
If you want to look glass half full, Fatou Diagne and Brooke Moore combined for 39 points on 18-28 shooting from the field. Diagne had 21 of that number and posted 7 rebounds as well.
Freshman Madison Layden also had a solid performance offensively scoring 13 points on 4-6 shooting including three makes from long distance. She also dished out 5 assists and grabbed a few rebounds.
Purdue as a collective hit 8 three point attempts and shot 55% from the floor for the night. Not to mention, after a few games with 20+ turnovers, they coughed it up 14 times tonight.
Other than that, there really isn’t much else to say. They were outperformed in literally every single other category besides blocks, which Ohio State was only trailing them in swats by one.
Another awful loss for Purdue, lacking mid game adjustments, defensive discipline and costly turnovers is becoming the norm for Sharon Versyp’s squad. That is inexcusable.
Purdue fans are counting down the days until Sharon Versyp is given the boot by Mike Bobinski and the Purdue athletic department.
The Boilermakers make a quick turnaround and take a trip up to East Lansing for a date with Michigan State. At this point, they are playing for pride.