Jaden Ivey did it again. No. 6 Purdue had a 20-point lead in the second half against No. 16 Ohio State but needed an Ivey 3-pointer in the final seconds to beat the Buckeyes 81-78.

Purdue led for over 32 minutes of Sunday’s game. The Boilermakers opened their lead up to 20 points (52-32, 14:35) in the second half. The Buckeyes, though, hung around and refused to go away.

With 25 seconds left, Ohio State’s E.J. Liddell hit a 3-pointer to tie it up 78-78. It was only the third time the game was tied. OSU’s last lead of the game was 8-6 at the 14:10 mark of the first half.

Ivey led all scorers with 21 points on 8-of-20 shooting from the floor, including 3-of-6 from 3-point territory. Purdue’s Zach Edey and 2 Buckeyes, Liddel and Malaki Branham, finished with 20 points each.

Purdue won the battle of the boards 38-32 rebounds, though Ohio State won the turnover battle with fewer giveaways (10-6) and more points off TOs (16-11). The Boilermakers were more productive in the paint (42-30 points). Purdue had more free-throw attempts (26-14), but the Buckeyes had the higher free-throw shooting percentage (79-58).

Purdue improves to 18-3 on a 3-game winning streak.