Ohio State had little trouble taking care of No. 11 Purdue in the first round of the Big Ten tournament on Wednesday afternoon.
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The Buckeyes wasted little time jumping out to a big lead and cruised to the win over the Boilermakers.
The win was the third straight for the Buckeyes as they finished off the regular season with a two-game sweep over Maryland.
Ohio State finished 13-9 in the Big Ten but didn't play Illinois. Thursday, the Buckeyes hope the unfamiliarity will help them pick up a big upset win in the quarterfinals.
The Illini, though, will be looking to follow up their great regular season with a win to get to a semifinal berth against the winner of No. 2 Nebraska and No. 7 Penn State.
The Illini finished the regular season 34-19 overall and 15-7 in the Big Ten but comes into the tournament on a two-game losing streak. They dropped the last two games of their series to Penn State 2-0 to wrap up their regular season.
It put a damper on a good season, but they will hope to get back in the win column on Thursday.
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