"We just have to do a better job of understanding who we are at times".
The Boilermakers coach on his team's second straight last-second loss. Purdue has won three of the last four meetings, prevailing at MSU previous year.
Instead, the Boilers suffered back-to-back losses. The ball curled in and Purdue had been beaten in the final moments for a second game in a row. Both in gut-wrenching fashion.
While Michigan State has big-game experience, the Boilermakers have more veteran players.
Ohio State's victory against Purdue had all the makings of a blowout loss.
For the second straight game, Mathias was forced to hurl a Hail Mary down the court.
For as good as these teams are, both come stumbling into this key matchup. (Vincent Edwards) missed a handful of those layups he normally makes and I had a handful of wide-open threes I normally make.
What Michigan State doesn't generally do is force a lot of turnovers.
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With five games to play in the Big Ten regular season, it's the Buckeyes - and not Purdue or Michigan State - that hold the No. 1 seed in the conference. "He told me, 'Be a senior when you win and a senior when you lose.' Look at what you could have done better and be a leader". As we all know, Michigan State lost to both of those teams, anyway. That pair - Jallow hadn't scored in nine games - combined for 23 points and six 3-pointers against the Boilermakers. Izzo picked and stuck with it. "Our guys know and I've reminded them that this closing stretch - Purdue and Iowa playing very well and these games on the road - it's by far the most hard that I've faced and I think one of the most hard closing stretches in the league".
The Boilermakers have ridden Haas before. He has the defensive versatility to really be a factor, and if he's got confidence back in his 3-point shot, it's possible he's a starting lineup mainstay - even when Williams comes back. Joshua Langford hit back-to-back shots early in the second half to keep the deficit from going to double digits.
"They made a decision not to double Isaac and so a lot of people won't continue to go to the well", Purdue coach Matt Painter said.
At times, the 7-foot-2 mismatch was every bit as dominant as he's been during a season in which he's shot 61.6 percent from the field. With the score tied at 65 with 23 seconds left, Purdue again went to Haas.
"I just kept trying to make strong moves", Haas said. "Had he played, they wouldn't have won 17 games; they probably would have won 24 games and it would have been a completely different situation over there". The game stayed close the rest of the way, but the Hokies opened a 49-45 lead on Devin Wilson's backdoor bucket off a pass from Kerry Blackshear Jr. with 1:17 left.
As a whole, the Boilermakers shot just 40.6 percent (26-for-64) from the field and 6-for-19 (31.6 percent) from behind the arc. He also turned the ball over four times. Purdue has had three of their bench players appear in at least one contest this season. So the recent lull in shooting is unfamiliar.
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There will be a nice battle of the point guards on Saturday afternoon as well.
"We stuck with our guns", Izzo said. I don't think either of these two strike fear in other teams as far as being a scoring threat. I think we're going to have a really good year - still.