The Ohio State Buckeyes knew there were doubters about their claim to No. 1.
There might not be any more.
William Buford had 19 points, Jared Sullinger added 17 and the top-ranked Buckeyes played almost flawlessly in rolling past No. 12 Purdue 87-64 on Tuesday night.
"It was a loud answer to those questions," Sullinger said.
Jon Diebler had 13 points and a career-high eight rebounds, Deshaun Thomas added 13 points, David Lighty scored 10 points and Aaron Craft had 11 points and six assists for Ohio State (21-0, 8-0 Big Ten), which ran its record to 62-4 all-time when atop the polls.
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Buckeyes win 87-64, outplaying Purdue in every aspect of the game. Even players that I worried about in the previous game against Illinois, looked terrific: