March Madness: Purdue Set to Win Big

Written by AJ

The Big Ten conference has four teams going into the tournament this March. Who will be the Big Ten success story this time?

Without a doubt, calling it now that it will be the Purdue Boilermakers.

Purdue has looked good all season long, and came close making it to the Big Ten conference final. Even though they lost to Michigan in the conference championship, there should be no reason why they cannot make it all the way the way they are seeded.

Purdue finished the season with an overall record of 28-6 and went 15-3 in the conference. In their conference games that they lost, they only lost by an average of 4.25 points. Even with their weak schedule, they made sure they found ways to win games.

Why Purdue?

Purdue is in the East section of the bracket, the easiest road to the Final Four. Their only possible threat would be playing Villanova in the Elite Eight. Who is Purdue’s biggest threat before that, Texas Tech, Florida, Butler, what a joke…

Who will Purdue call on to play big this March?

Senior Isaac Harris, C, from Hokes Bluff, AL. Haas stands at 7-2 and weighs 290lbs, this man is not to be reckon with. He averages 23.6 minutes, 14.9 points, and 5.6 rebounds per game, while having a .621 FG%. Numbers like that with his size are hard to come by. When called upon to go in games late, you know Haas can handle the pressure.

Second is Carsen Edwards, a sophomore guard from Atascocita, TX. Edwards leads the Boilermakers in field goals made, points, and steals. Edwards averages 29.5 minutes, 18.5 points, and 3.0 assists per game. Down by three, and you only have one person on this team to give the ball to, Edwards is my person. He had a season high of 40 points in one game with their victory over Illinois, 93-86.

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