"Why Are We At the Bottom of the Big Ten?"


That is probably not what Illinois coach Bruce Weber is saying, but I would bet he is thinking that after today’s game against the Boilers. Purdue played another great game today in Mackey Arena. They went into the half down by eight points, but went on a 20-3 run midway through the second half to win 74-67. Keaton Grant led all scorers with 22. A lot of those points came on free throws at the end of the game. The Boilers played great as a team today. Robbie Hummel and Nemanja Calasan played great on both ends of the floor today. They both had big plays that sent the packed Mackey crowd hysterical. These last two home games have been great because of the crowd. They have really been into the game, and have me excited for the rest of the season. Purdue is now 4-1 in the Big Ten, and looking like a team on the move. Illinois moves to 1-5 in the Big Ten. The next home game for the Boilers is next Saturday against Wisconsin. I will try my hardest to make it down here to see the game. These guys are exciting to watch.
On a side note Michael Jordan’s son Jeffery got into the game today for the Illini. He is a walk on freshman, but walked away from the game with 5 points. He missed his first shot, but got on the board with an easy layup towards the end of the game. With about 20 seconds left he brought the ball up the court and hit a tough three pointer over a couple of Boilers. He may just be a walk on, but I have a feeling that we will see a lot more of him in the future.

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