The good things that he has accomplished with Purdue’s basketball program in the last 3 years are absolutely outstanding. Taking Purdue from a conference dog to the Big 10 Tournament Champion? Well done, Coach Painter.
For the first time ever, Purdue is the Big 10 Conference Champion, beating Ohio State in what was by all accounts a thrilling game. Hopefully, they’ll be able to carry that momentum in to the Big Dance, where they have the misfortune of being the oft upset 5 seed in the West Bracket.
But the tournament aside, I hope that the players and staff can take at least a day or two and appreciate what they’ve done – Purdue’s first Big 10 Tournament title in history. BOILER UP!