As the Big Ten beat the ACC for the third straight time in the annual challenge, we learned the league could be stronger than we actually thought. Or at least top to bottom the depth/talent of the league is better than we expected.
Or the ACC is just really down; as the Midwest beat the Atlantic Coast by it’s most comfortable margin ever. I did not see that coming at all; mostly because this is the year the league loses a star-studded senior class that led the league since the time they were sophomores. The Purdue Boilermakers are the perfect microcosm of that statement.
They leaned very heavily on seniors E’Twaun Moore and JaJuan Johnson who are now both with the Boston Celtics in the NBA.
Robbie Hummel is in the same class, but as you know he’s a little bit injury prone, so he was granted a medical hardship season. He’s the alpha dog now as the Boilers are a running a spread motion system that benefits his abilities. It’s similar to the type of offense Matt Painter ran the year...