FanPost

It's not panic time...

Please stop with the OSU and Minnesota games were "winnable". I would not say that the OSU was winnable based on the fact that Purdue played with them for 30 minutes. Good teams execute for the entire game. Purdue isn't there yet. It was a loss that most expected. Minnesota seemed winnable, but you can't say it was more than 50/50 as a road, tough B1G game. Don't forget Minn was more desparate, with the chance to lose their first two home games. I would also say that first half was somewhat of a fluke with how well Minn shot the ball. Part of it was the poor Purdue defense, but also the luck of everything falling. That stopped in the 2nd half. Winning on the road is tough with GOOD teams. Look at the NW losses Purdue suffered with the Big 3 just a few years ago. AND, how Moore and JJ almost lost to Penn St. at home , if it weren't for JJ's jumper at the buzzer. The point is, winning in the B1G is hard, period. It just shows this team isn't ready. There is progress and they will win.

I'm not ready to say this season is a complete disaster if we don't make the NCAA. We all have said this was a fringe NCAA anyway. A loss here or there determines the fate of this team making the NCAA's and losing to MINN isn't a disaster. A missed opportunity yes, but no disaster. If they lose against Nebraska, then the NIT is looking more likely. I think the most important thing for this year is for Painter to get these guys to play hard for 40 minutes and play together. When that happens, this team will be an upper tier B1G team.


Items in the FanPosts is entirely at the discretion of those that post them. They do not represent the views of Hammer & Rails, SBNation, or Purdue University in any way.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Hammer and Rails

You must be a member of Hammer and Rails to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Hammer and Rails. You should read them.

Join Hammer and Rails

You must be a member of Hammer and Rails to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Hammer and Rails. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9347_tracker