Indiana, Purdue Drop Big Ten Openers

By Dean Pantazi - 21 Alive

Indiana, Purdue Drop Big Ten Openers

December 31, 2013 Updated Dec 31, 2013 at 9:19 PM EST

UNDATED (21 Alive) - New Year's Eve was not kind to Indiana and Purdue on Tuesday with both losing their Big Ten season openers.

In Champaign, Illinois, Indiana fell to Illinois 83-80 in overtime despite 30 points from Yogi Ferrell and 16 from Noah Vonleh.

The Illini were paced by the 29 points of Rayvonte Rice.

At West Lafayette, third ranked unbeaten Ohio State broke open a tight game in the second half and downed Purdue 78-69.

LaQuinton Ross' 25 points and twelve rebounds led the way for Ohio State.

A.J. Hammons shined in defeat for Purdue with 18 points, 16 rebounds and five blocks.




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