SjT on NU 40 Purdue 39
Wildcats Win
for Purple Reign
Posted Feb 11, 2004

daCoach was driving on US 50 heading towards Annapolis, listening on WGN. The end of the game just kept coming and coming as the signal faded in and out, but Jitim stole the ball twice to seal the victory.

After the Game Bill Carmody told us that he'd asked the team about switching out of the 1-3-1 zone and the team vetoed the idea.

The team was right! - Anyway, SjT sends this in...

What can you say -- for a 40-39 game, it sure had a lot of drama!
I was tearing my hair out at our continued missed FTs in the last minute. Aaarrrgh! I thought we were making progress after that Wisconsin game.

But Jitim Young has just become a STAR this season, especially during the Big Ten slate. This guy has stepped his game and leadership up in so many ways, and the two steals to seal it in the final :20 provided a perfect example on why PPG isn't the only statistic that measures a true star player. Incredible job!

So we got the big road win. We're at .500 in league play and now have the majority of our remaining games at home. Gotta defend that Welsh-Ryan Court and if we work at it, maybe steal a road one or two. But a HUGE win for Coach Carmody and this team -- now let's beat Penn State on Saturday to get above .500 in league play and take it from there. What a game!

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