CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - It was everything that you could ask for in a game between the Buckeyes and the Fighting Illini. Both teams came out and banged in the paint, hit key jumpers and sent the crowd at Assembly Hall from the highest of highs to the deepest of depths.
In the end it was Jared Sullinger who asserted his will with 27 points and 16 rebounds while Deshaun Thomas found his shooting touch and hit a pair of three pointers when the Buckeyes needed it most.
When the dust settled the Buckeyes erased an eight point deficit at the 12:51 mark of the second half to hold on from the free throw line with a 73-68 win stay a perfect 20-0 on the season.
But the Buckeyes admit that there is no time to celebrate and it is time to prepare for a game with Purdue on Tuesday night at Value City Arena. We caught up with several of the Buckeyes after the game outside of the locker room and in the post game press conference.
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