Buckeyes finish strong...Hoyas dominant


Saturday, February 10th 2007, 3:13 pm
By: News On 6


UNDATED (AP) _ Ohio State played about half of its game against visiting Purdue without Greg Oden on the floor. But the 3rd-ranked Buckeyes overcame the foul troubles of their freshman sensation and held off the Boilermakers 63-56. Oden finished with 14 points and 9-rebounds.

Ohio State closed out its ninth win in a row on an 11-4 run, improving to 22-3, including 10-1 in Big Ten play.

Elsewhere around the country:

-- Georgetown got the signature win it was looking for to impress the NCAA selection committee and perhaps improve its seeding for the end-of-season tournament. The 22nd-ranked Hoyas celebrated their 100th year of basketball with an impressive 76-58 victory over #11 Marquette. Georgetown's two big men, Roy Hibbert and Jeff Green, combined for 47 points.

All but four of the AP's top 25 will see action before the day is out, including top-ranked Florida. The Gators bring a nation's-best 14-game winning streak into Saturday evening's Southeastern Conference outing at #20 Kentucky.