Tag: @ Purdue (Basketball(M), December 4, 2019)

With a first-ever ACC Championship Game appearance and a pair of big-time basketball games, your HOOS Place Studio gang had a lot to discuss! Val was out with an injury but StLouHoo stepped in to help keep Seattle in line, and 2017-18 ACC Defensive Player of the Year Isaiah Wilkins joined us from Poland. The mood was upbeat following the Orange Bowl bid and the bounceback win over Baby Blue.


There is a very strong impulse to forget this one. It will go down in the annals of most humiliating losses in Virginia Basketball history.  No way around it.  From the head coach to the guy on the end of the bench, the Purdue Boilermakers spanked the Cavaliers with a steel girder.  Before the game, StLouHoo identified three keys the Hoos would have to hit in order to come away with the win:

Purdue coach Matt Painter and legions of Boilermakers have had this date circled in red on the calendar since the ACC v B1G challenges games were announced back in June. In a season where the Cavaliers will always have the big X on their back, this game was always going to be the biggest X.  Would UVa be up to the task of walking into Mackey Arena and shutting up a raucous crowd?

No. No. Definitely not.