Welp. The last 24 hours have been a whirlwind in the sports world as a result of COVID-19 spreading rapidly. Perhaps no other league or organization’s suspensions or cancellations have caused a bigger outcry from fans than the NCAA. They had the conference tournaments this week, Selection Sunday in a few days and both the NCAA and NIT Tournaments starting next week on the men’s side taken away from the student athletes and fans.
The Women’s NCAA Tournament was cancelled as well and for good reason, this coming after the Women’s Basketball Big Ten Tournament wrapped up this past Sunday with Maryland taking home the crown.
Matt Painter’s squad was on the bubble and likely needed 2-3 wins at the Big Ten Tournament to secure an at-large bid at the very least. The Lady Boilermakers seemed as if they were going to be safely in the field of 64 ahead of Selection Monday.
Purdue will now finish their 2019-20 campaign with a record of 18-14, but as of the latest bracketology update from ESPN’s Charlie Creme, he had the Boilers as the fourth to last team in as a 10 seed taking on TCU.
It is hard not to feel for the two seniors on this years’ team, Ae’Rianna Harris and Dominique Oden, that really paved the way for the success Purdue had this season. Both girls were having tremendous season’s as they passed milestones, racked up honors and were leaders for Sharon Versyp.
Everyone stay safe. Boiler Up.