Last night I had a moment of panic when I took out my camera, and went to take a picture of the Paint Crew. I had no memory card in it! Luckily I had a spare, but it was full. I quickly prioritized some things, and wiped it clean so that I could get some pictures. I saved most of the space for late in the game and the ceremonies so there is not too much game action this week. Here are some of the pictures that I liked:
JJ comes out onto the court with the Purdue flag flying high and the Paint Crew in a gold out for the seniors
Last night the game was in doubt on several occasions. Each time it seems like the two seniors, JaJuan Johnson and E’Twaun Moore, seemed to take control and will the team to victory. For the first ten minutes of the game though we were seeing the Illinois team that everyone thought we would be seeing all season. They were on fire shooting 77% from the floor at one point. Part of that great percentage was the amount of uncontested layups that the Illini had. They were getting open with ease for some reason. I don’t know if the Purdue defense was too keyed up early or what, but they were not looking too good. Illinois ran the score up to 31-18 before Purdue seemed to come to life. Continue reading →
Here are some of the pictures I took yesterday at the game. I am still beaming from the great win. The win moved Purdue up to #8 in the polls, and put them in the conversation seriously for a #2 seed in the NCAA tourney. A lot of basketball left before we can talk too much about that though. For now let’s just enjoy yesterdays game.
With my good seats for the second half I took a few more pictures today than normal. After seeing how some of them turned out I wish I had taken more. If anyone has any lower level seats they don’t need let me know. I love how much better the pictures look down there. I felt like Tom Campbell except a lot less talented. I left out some pictures that I normally would have posted because I need storage space on WordPress. I still will post over 30 pictures from the game. Out of those at least one of them has to be good…right?
Tonight is one example of when eleven is greater than ten. The Wisconsin Badgers came into West Lafayette ranked 1oth after their huge win against then #1 Ohio State. The Boilers were jumped by the Badgers, and sat ranked 11th. The last time these two teams met Wisconsin came away with a seven point win in Madison. Purdue actually had a one point lead with under a minute left thanks to five straight points by DJ Byrd. Things didn’t go Purdue’s way though, and they gave up a 8-0 run to end the game. I almost went to that game, but the snowstorm kept me away. What a difference two weeks makes. Instead of a blizzard it was 60 degrees in West Lafayette today. It was a beautiful day to be outside, but of course I had something to do inside. Continue reading →
As of this writing I have achieved a new single day high for views on this blog. Thank you so much! Here are some of the pictures that I liked from last nights game. I really had a blast last night, and I hope that Mackey will be rocking like that again this season.
Erin Andrews breaking the news on national tv that Robbie Hummel tore his ACL