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  1. boilerzz94

    boilerzz94 New Member

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    Purdue fan here. I wanted to stop by and say congrats on a hell of a season. When I was watching the brackets unveiled and they were about to announce the 4 seed in the Midwest, I was saying "Not Purdue, not Purdue, not Purdue" under my breath because I knew you guys were one of the hottest teams in the country coming into the tourney and not a great matchup for us.

    Monte Morris is a stud and it's a crime that he wasn't a Cousy Award finalist. No way Trimble, Fox or Williams-Goss should have been selected in front of him. We struggled with elite PG's all year and I'm thankful Morris' shot was off the other night.

    But even with Morris being the alpha, I was most worried about Burton going in. Dude is a freak, strong as an ox and also explosive. Best comparison I could make to him going in was Miles Bridges at MSU. We beat Sparty twice but he averaged 24 and 8 against us. It's too bad Burton isn't a couple inches taller and a couple of years younger because Bridges is a lottery pick.

    Your guys showed a lot of heart coming back. Thankfully we made a couple of plays down the stretch to pull it out after we went cold in the 2nd half (Purdue is 6th nationally in 3P% and shoot 76% from the line so it was an uncharacteristically poor shooting performance overall).

    We'll do our best to take down Kansas for you but I fear that will be a tall order. Any suggestions on how best to do that given that you beat them and have played us?
     
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  2. Clonefan32

    Clonefan32 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the kind words. Luckily, he wasn't behind Trimble or Fox on the Cousey list, but your point is well taken.

    Also thanks for waiting a few days before coming by. This message is probably better received now than it would have been Friday night.

    Good luck, you have a nice team!
     
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  4. ImJustKCClone

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    Yeah. Just before the game, have your cheerleaders kick LaGerald Vicks & Josh Jackson in the faces - I hear they approve of kicking. If the ladies can't kick that high, the nether regions are an acceptable substitute.


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  5. boilerzz94

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    Damnit, I looked at the wrong list. The same applies to Brunson.
     
  6. isufbcurt

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    You had me until "take down Kansas".

    Go Big 12!
     
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  7. Clonefan32

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    As for looking for advice, I think you match up well everywhere but PG. Mason is a different type of PG than Monte. While I'd take Monte over him every day, Mason is better at getting to the rim. If you can somehow keep him under control, I think the other matchups are a wash, or tilt in your favor. Much like the game against us, though, I doubt you can do much with Haas and Biggie on the floor together.
     
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  8. boilerzz94

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    I wondered if I'd get that. I thought there might be a collective dislike of Kansas in the Big 12 since they have won so many conference titles in a row.

    Purdue fans root for Big Ten teams in the tourney except IU (never, ever, ever) and sometimes Michigan State (lots of heated recruiting battles, which they usually win).
     
  9. Angie

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    I think you'll find us split. I sort of empirically/logically want Kansas to win because Big 12 but hate them enough that it's hard to buy into that. But, on the flip side, I have no love for Baylor at all (even though it was their football program that was the problem) and want them to lose horribly.
     
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  10. mj4cy

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    It's a win/win. If KU wins, good for the Big 12, if they lose....well thats just hilarious any time that happens.
     
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  11. CTTB78

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    If Purdue has another insane shooting night, they have a chance. But they won't, KU 84- Makers 73.
     
  12. isufbcurt

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    I would agree if KU wasn't playing a big 10 team.
     
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  13. weR138

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    Uhh, that's not why bruv...it's their fans and the fact that they get disproportionate calls (not gonna search for the study but it exists).

    Boilers got a great win Saturday, now please don't squander it.

    GO PURDUE, BEAT KANSAS!

    And can I get a **** Iowa!
     
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  14. weR138

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    Nah, It's not Purdue's fault Iowa fans chirp about the big 10. **** KU.
     
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  15. boilerzz94

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    Not sure if you mean the game against you guys when implying insane shooting night, but Purdue shot 30.8% from three (season average is 40.6%). Purdue shot 66.7% from the line (season average is 75.9%).

    In glancing thru your game thread, I saw a couple of people questioning Swanigan's outside shooting. In 13 KenPom tier A games (against the best opponents), he's 21-42 from three. He's been consistently very good all year from deep and especially against good teams.
     
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  16. boilerzz94

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    I can definitely relate to unreasonable fan bases (IU fans still think they are elite even though they haven't won a title in 30 years).

    As for Iowa, I hear Fran stepped on a dog toy getting out of bed this morning and spent the next hour losing his mind to anyone within shouting distance. Can't stand that whiny bastard.

    I'm just glad Jess Settles is finally a senior next year.
     
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  17. Cyclonepride

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    I've given up on guessing how teams will match up (you should see my bracket). Purdue's inside strength should be tough for KU as they don't have quality depth in the post, but yeah, Mason will be hard for you to handle. The saving grace might be your inside presence blocking him at the rim, but expect that little bastard to go flying like someone shot him every time he tries to draw contact in the lane.
     
  18. weR138

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    So much KU right here. There's no bigger disparity in college basketball than how KU fans talk about KU basketball and what they've actually done in the NCAAs during their current Big 12 winning streak. You'd think they have 13 straight National Championships...
     
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  20. coolerifyoudid

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    I'll be very surprised if KU doesn't drive the lane hard the whole game. Mason and Jackson are going to be hard for Purdue to stop IMO.

    And the Sprint Center will be absolutely infested with KU fans.

    That being said, I was impressed by Purdue's offense. KU will struggle stopping Purdue if they are clicking like they were in that first half against us. This isn't one of Self's better defensive teams. He let's them roll with talent a lot.

    Maybe Purdue should wear some TCU jerseys.
     

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