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Purdue faces a must-win in Happy Valley today.

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Purdue won't make the NCAA Tournament with a victory today in Happy Valley, but a loss will almost certainly end any realistic chance they would have aside from a four-day hot streak in Indianapolis.I am not saying the chances are dead, but they have called in a priest to administer the last rights, and that priest might be in the form of Tim Frazier euthanizing our chances.

At least we know one Purdue player will win a Super Bowl ring later today. Either Shaun Phillips or Cliff Avril will win their first Super Bowl championship, so something good can happen for the football team, at least.

Projected Starters

Purdue Boilermakers (13-8, 3-5)

Penn State Nittany Lions (11-10, 2-6)

Terone Johnson - Sr.

Ross Travis - Jr.

Ronnie Johnson - So.

Donovon Jack - So.

Rapheal Davis - So.

Tim Frazier - Sr.

Basil Smotherman - Fr.

D.J. Newbill - Jr.

A.J. Hammons - So.

Geno Thorpe - Fr.