Purdue Wins Record 24th Big Ten Title: Video, Audio, Quotes and More


Congratulations to the #11 Purdue men’s basketball team, on their clinching a share of the 2018-19 Big Ten Championship after defeating Northwestern, 70-57, at Welsh-Ryan Arena today. That gives them a record-setting 24th league title, and approximately 1/5 of all the Big Ten regular season conference titles that have been awarded.

Here is video of the final seconds ticking away, and the moment the Boilers officially became champs. Below that, you’ll find video of the trophy exiting the court.

Purdue will share the league title with the winner of the Michigan at Michigan State game tonight. Purdue will be the #2 seed in the Big Ten Tournament, which starts on Wednesday. The Boilermakers achieved 16 Big Ten victories for just the second time in school history (1987-88 season).

We’ll have quotes from Matt Painter and Nojel Eastern later tonight, most likely audio and video too. Painter was excellent in his press conference today, he had a lot of insightful and thoughtful things to say.

Northwestern head coach Chris Collins gave a very meaningful press conference as well. He got very emotional when he addressed the media, one because it was senior day and two because he saw one of the cornerstone players of his program, senior forward Vic Law, go down with a gruesome looking knee injury.

More will be known about the extent of Law’s injury once testing and scans are complete.

Here’s video of the Chris Collins media session:


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