Playing just their second game in their own arena in the last 28 days, the Ohio State Buckeyes felt right at home.

Jae'Sean Tate scored a career-high 22 points, Sam Thompson added 15 and Shannon Scott 13 to lead the Buckeyes past Nebraska 81-57 on Thursday night, the Cornhuskers' sixth loss in a row.

"It definitely feels good to be home," said Tate, who was 8-for-9 from the floor and 5-for-6 at the line. "It feels like we haven't been home in forever."

Not quite that long. But playing in front of a friendly crowd, the Buckeyes (20-8, 9-6 Big Ten) jumped out to a quick lead and never allowed the Cornhuskers (13-15, 5-11) to get back in the game.

D'Angelo Russell had 11 points and six assists before leaving because of leg cramps for the Buckeyes, who had lost their previous two games.

Tarin Smith had 13 points for Nebraska, which fell to 0-8 in conference road games.

Purdue 92, Rutgers 85: Basil Smotherman scored 17 points and Rapheal Davis had 16 points and 10 rebounds as the host Boilermakers (19-9, 11-4) beat the Scarlet Knights (10-19, 2-14), who have lost 12 in a row.

It was Boilermakers coach Matt Painter's 100th Big Ten victory, becoming the 20th man to achieve that milestone in conference history. Painter is in his 10th season at Purdue, his alma mater.

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