I could tell you that this Purdue season was a disappointment. Which - yeah, it was.
I could tell you that in the preseason I had two concerns regarding this Purdue team: 1) Their three point shooting ability needed to drastically improve from 2020-21. 2) Their defense needed to drastically improve from 2020-21. If either of these things didn’t happen, Purdue wasn’t the top 10 team people were saying they were let alone a Final Four contender.
I was confident that the latter issue would get corrected based on the coaching history of the staff. I had concerns about the shooting. Naturally, Purdue managed to be the 5th best three point shooting team in the country and but somehow managed an even worse defense that the previous season. And having failed to accomplish both of these two prerequisites for being a top 10 team, Purdue finished just outside of the top 10 in most major ranking systems.
Such is life. On to the full season retrospective after the polls
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Sports are a cruel joke
If Purdue won it all, sports would lose all meaning
Earth is a simulation game. The engineers that designed it thought it would be too unrealistic if the engineers were happy
OTHER - Answers in the comments
How do I escape the prison that MNWildcat has thrown me in?
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Exercise and lose enough weight to slip through the bars
Distract him with gifs of fancy cats
Convince his Iowa grad butler to let me free
Write more articles for page clicks and ad revenue
Other - tell me in the comments
BoilerUp89’s Purdue Boilermakers Season Recap
it was the best of times
it was the worst of times
it was the age of a number one AP ranking
it was the age of fan expectations
it was the epoch of belief
it was the epoch of poor defense
it was the season of great offense
it was the season of no hardware
it was the November of hope
it was the March of despair
we had everything before us
we had transferring before us
we were all going direct to the Final Four
we were all going direct the other way
in short, the season was so far like all purdue seasons that some of its noisiest purdue fans insisted on its being received, for good or for evil, in the superlative degree of comparison only
Special thanks to the Purdue players and coaching staff for giving it their best. For those moving on in life, I wish them the best of luck in their future endeavors. For those returning, keep working on your game. Myself and the rest of the Purdue faithful eagerly await the return of basketball season. It’s just 202 short days away.