Jared Sullinger came up big for Ohio State.
While Purdue couldn't get the ball to Robbie Hummel.
Sullinger had a season-high 30 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to help No. 7 Ohio State beat Purdue 88-71 on Friday night in the Big Ten tournament quarterfinals.
Hummel, Purdue's top scorer, finished with six points on 2-for-8 shooting while dealing with defenders Deshaun Thomas and William Buford, among others. Purdue coach Matt Painter said eight shots weren't enough for Hummel.
''You have to give them credit,'' Painter said. ''They did a good job defensively, not just on Rob, but on everybody else.''
The Boilermakers made 12 of 26 from 3-point range, but were overwhelmed by Ohio State's size and athleticism in the paint.
''We need to get to the basket more and we need to get to the free throw line more,'' Painter said.
Thomas had 22 points and seven rebounds and Buford scored nine of his 11 points in the second half for the third-seeded Buckeyes (26-6). Ohio State shot 61 perce...