Now we know how Tennessee feels. On Thursday night, the Vols had the Boilers beat when they fouled Carsen Edwards with two seconds left. The game went into overtime and Purdue wound up in the elite eight.
It's an exact turnaround tonight. Purdue had the game won at the end of regulation, then Chad Hunter hit a miracle shot for Virginia to send the game into overtime. Officials are big in a game like this and they made two big calls early in the overtime to give the ball to Virginia.
This really is a Purdue home game. Every time the Boilers do something good, there's a huge roar. When Virginian hits a shot, oh well.
Per usual, Purdue's Carsen Edwards leads the way with 16 points, mostly on rocket 3-pointers. Ryan Cline, his long-range counterpart, has yet to get hot. He's got six points.
I'm at the YUM! Center again in downtown Louisville. And what is it about the NCAA tournament this year that it has to rain like hell everywhere we go.
At least it's warmer here in Louisville than it was in the last round at Hartford. There, it was 34 degrees with rain and 34 mile an hour winds. Here, it's 68 degrees with 34 mile and hour winds.
It's the last day in March. It rained all night so for a person used to waking up at 4am, I slept til 8am. It doesn't feel right. I feel a little off. I'm in unfamiliar territory.
Oh, I feel rested. Yikes.