Do Not Adjust Your Screen


Yesterday I did the double that seems to happen once a year. I was already at Purdue still celebrating the win over Wisconsin, and decided to go to the women’s game against Illinois. The Boilers were wearing pink uniforms to support the fight against breast cancer. Purdue seemed to be giving the game away once again. They could not get the offense in gear in the first half. They still were close though. With about 11 minutes left in the game the Boilers were down three, and Coach Versyp called a timeout. The Boilers came out of the timeout firing and were quickly up 11. They put on an offensive show. They put the game away and took home a 71-59 win. The team is now 10-10 on the season, and fighting to stay in contention for a spot in the NCAA tournament.
After that I drove up north to see the #16 ranked Notre Dame women take on the top ranked Connecticut Huskies. I thought that the game would be over quickly, but the Irish came out firing. They were hot as a team, but true freshman Maya Moore scored the first 15 points for the Huskies. She hit everything she shot. When she missed for the first time the crowd cheered as if we had scored a basket. With about 11 minutes left in the Irish were tied with UConn. During a timeout I was talking with the people about how unlikely this game was turning out. I wondered if I could see three great games in two days. What I ended up seeing was Notre Dame not hitting a field goal for the rest of the half, and UConn taking control of the game. The Irish had a couple of chances to get the game within 10 in the second half, but UConn would then just pull away again. They ended up winning 81-64. The Notre Dame crowd was loud, but UConn has proven once again how good they can be.

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