Apr 9, 2024 - News

🏀 A sad ending

Purdue Uconn game

A historic season ends in heartbreak. Photo: Tyler Schank/Getty Images

The Purdue Boilermakers will not return to West Lafayette as NCAA national champions.

Why it matters: The heartbreaking loss to the defending champs extends Purdue's March Madness title drought.

State of play: The Boilermakers lost 75-60 to UConn in a game that cemented the Huskies' 2024 March Madness run as the most dominant since the tournament expanded to include 64 teams in 1985.

What we're watching: The focus now turns to what's next for Zach Edey, the first repeat winner of the Naismith College Player of the Year award in more than 40 years.

  • If he wins the Wooden Award when it's announced tonight, Edey will become the first player to sweep all six player of the year honors in consecutive seasons since UCLA's Bill Walton in 1972 and 1973.

💭 Justin's thought bubble: I'm a Purdue grad and a Cleveland native, so I guess it's time for me to dust off an oft-used classic:

  • There's always next year.

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