Chris Holtmann commented on how the referees in Thursday’s loss to Purdue did not call a foul on Ohio State’s last shot of the game. The Buckeyes lost a heartbreaker 71-69 at home.

Felix Okpara set a screen for Brice Sensabaugh to allow an open look and Holtmann said that the Boilermakers bullied the screen the Ohio State C set. Holtmann believes that a foul easily could have been called in Ohio State’s favor.

Sensabaugh led the Buckeyes in scoring in spite of the loss. Sensabaugh finished the night with 21 points, along with 5 rebounds and 1 assist. Okpara did not contribute much in scoring with 5 points, but did bring in 5 boards and had 2 assists as well.

Ohio State had slightly more fouls than Purdue. When the final whistle sounded the Buckeyes had 13 fouls called on them while the Boilermakers committed 9.

Ohio State has a chance to get back on track with a road game against Maryland next. Tipoff will be on Sunday at 1 p.m. ET on ESPN.

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