14 March 2009

Vanquished foes streaking towards the NCAAs

Purdue will battle Ohio State on Selection Sunday for the Big Ten Tournament title. The game will mean not much more to the college basketball world other than some bragging rights and possibly a small bump in the NCAA tourney seedings to the winner. But, to Northwestern fans, this matchup is yet another piece of evidence of how large a step forward the program took this year and how close NU is to the Promised Land of the NCAA Tournament. As NU fans will recall, NU beat both Purdue (@ W Lafayette) and OSU @ the Welsh within the last few weeks.

Also of note was Florida State's victory over #1 UNC today. Yes, this is the same FSU team that NU buried during a memorable second half sparked by a series of inspired play from Ivan Peljusic.

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