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What is the distance between despair and elation? If it is measured on a temporal scale and applied to Purdue basketball it is 380 days.

I know that Bill Simmons pioneered the analogy, but the last 380 days have been a lot like the Shawshank Redemption for Purdue basketball fans. March 17, 2023 was the lowest of the low. Losing to Fairleigh Dickinson was arguably the most embarrassing loss in the history of the NCAA Tournament. Navigating the offseason and all the petty barbs and jokes was crawling out of the prison. Winning the Big Ten regular season was withdrawing all the embezzled money from the bank.

Then there was today. This was the Zihuatanejo moment where Andy and Red were reunited on the beach in Mexico.

But enough about that allegory. Five years ago Purdue was crushed in its Elite Eight game as the clock hit triple zeros in regulation. This time Fletcher Loyer was joyously tossing the ball in the air. There was relief. There was joy. There were tears. It was the most cathartic moment in Purdue’s history as that clock hitting all…

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