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Purdue Fans React - Arizona Week

The fans have spoken.

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Another week, another look at where the Purdue fanbase stands on a couple of issues. The results this week should definitely drive some conversation from not just Purdue fans but perhaps those fanbases from around the Big Ten Conference.

For question one this week we asked which team in the Big Ten is going to be the biggest threat to Purdue again winning the Big Ten. I will admit that we only were able to list a few choices so not every team was listed, perhaps there will be a surprise team, but the results are pretty lopsided.

An incredible 72% of fans think that Illinois is the biggest threat to Purdue winning another conference title. Just behind them is Wisconsin and while Michigan State looks not great right now, you just never know what that team is going to be capable of come January and February.

Next, a more personal question as we asked if you think Zach Edey will leave Purdue as the all-time leading scorer in school history. He’s on pace to do just that right now but what do you think?

I’ll say that this one surprised me. Less than 50% of Purdue fans think Edey is going to come away with Purdue’s scoring title. The math says that he’s on pace to do it even if Purdue loses in game one of the Big Ten Tournament and game one of the NCAA Tournament and my hope is that Purdue gets lots more games than that. However, I would guess that a certain amount of this vote is sentimental as Rick Mount, a Purdue legend, is currently number one. There are of course a number of caveats here as Mount didn’t have the three point shot (not really applicable to Edey since he’s not made one in his career but it would’ve added lots of points to Mount) and that Mount played at a time when freshmen were not eligibile. Also, there were fewer games in those years as well. All of that out of the way I think when we get to the end of the year Edey will sit atop the record books. I hope Mount is there to congratulate him.

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