Jaden Ivey reveals he 'messed up' Purdue's final play that led to game-winning shot
Purdue made it a 3-game winning streak Sunday afternoon, knocking off Ohio State in dramatic fashion for the 81-78 win.
For much of the game, the Boilermakers appeared to be well in control. Purdue started hot and built a lead up to 20 points in the second half. Unfortunately, the Buckeyes would not go quietly into the night.
Ohio State rallied all the way back and tied the game with a pair of 3-point buckets by EJ Liddell in the final minute. That set up a dramatic final play for Purdue with 20 seconds remaining.
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In the end, Jaden Ivey elevated and drained a game-winner with 0.6 seconds remaining. Ironically, Ivey admitted after the game that the final play was designed to go to Zach Edey.
On his last-second shot to beat Ohio State today, Purdue’s Jaden Ivey said he “messed up” the play that was called and it was actually designed to go to Zach Edey. It worked out, though.
— Garrick Hodge (@Garrick_Hodge) January 30, 2022
It might have been an accident, but the end result was pure bliss. The final bucket gave Ivey a game-high 21 points to go with 3 rebounds, 2 assists, and a block.