Ohio State men's basketball surprises No. 2 Purdue in stunning way 

Jake Diebler, a former video coordinator turned assistant coach for Ohio State basketball, secured his first win as interim head coach. 

Ohio State's victory came just four days after Diebler assumed the position, with a surprising upset against No. 2 Purdue. 

Despite an initial 0-8 deficit, Ohio State rallied behind the hot shooting of Bruce Thornton to tie the score and eventually lead at halftime. 

The Buckeyes showcased their accuracy, shooting 48 percent from the field and receiving contributions from nine of their 11 players. 

Ohio State's depth was evident with 26 bench points compared to Purdue's four, along with effective three-point shooting. 

Jamison Battle's three-pointers helped extend Ohio State's lead as Purdue attempted to close the gap in the second half. 

Purdue relied on inside scoring and free throws to tie the game late, but Ohio State sealed the win with made free throws by Thornton and Battle. 

Diebler took over as interim head coach following the firing of Chris Holtmann, with Ohio State struggling to maintain a winning record in the season. 

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