Northwestern beat Purdue in basketball. Northwestern's win was in part because Drew Crawford was monstrous with 27 points -- on just 13 shots! Woo fouls! -- and part of it was because Purdue's hideousness on offense rivaled Northwestern at its worst. But it was a win, Northwestern's sixth of the season, snapping a seven-game losing streak.
Purdue, on the other hand, only had five wins. And that means this:
NORTHWESTERN WILDCATS: NOT LAST PLACE!
For the first time ever, #Purdue finishes last in the Big Ten for football and basketball.— Chris Emma (@CEmmaScout) March 9, 2014
Thanks, Purdue, for managing to lose twice to Northwestern this year. I don't know how you did it, but quite frankly, it was impressive.
Northwestern was kinda horrendous this year. But Chris Collins' squad scrapped, occasionally played good defense, and managed to win six conference games after winning four last year with a team we perceived as better. Considering the team is supposed to have a marked increase in talent with the class coming in, I think I'm pretty okay with that.