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A MRI will determine Purdue's Final Four odds

Posted on: February 25, 2010 12:23 am
 

Forget the RPI.

At the moment, it's not important to Purdue.

The three letters that matter most now are MRI -- as in the MRI that's expected to be conducted on Robbie Hummel's right knee Thursday, as in the MRI that'll likely have more to do with whether the Boilermakers make the Final Four than the seed or draw the NCAA tournament selection committee deals them.

Yes, this is that big.

Hummel is not a National Player of the Year candidate, nor is he Purdue's leading scorer. But he's a crucial part to what the Boilermakers do, and everything changed when he crumbled to the floor with a knee injury in the first half of Wednesday's win at Minnesota. How bad is the injury? There's still no official word. But it's worth noting that nobody connected to Purdue is suggesting it might be OK. In other words, everybody is holding out hope, but nobody seems hopeful, and that's probably not a good sign. At least it's not usually a good sign.

Either way, this is awful.

Hummel was averaging 15.8 points and 7.2 rebounds per game, and he had Purdue in position to win the Big Ten, earn a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament, and perhaps advance to the Final Four. All those things are still possible, of course. But the odds of any of them happening will decrease drastically if Hummel's MRI doesn't produce good results.

So again, forget the RPI.

The MRI is all that matters now.
Category: NCAAB
Comments

Since: Mar 4, 2009
Posted on: February 25, 2010 1:54 pm
 

A MRI will determine Purdue's Final Four odds

Because Purdue and waaay better than Notre Dame.



Since: Feb 25, 2010
Posted on: February 25, 2010 1:52 pm
 

A MRI will determine Purdue's Final Four odds

One...Hummel is their most valuable player, and an NBA prospect along with Johnson and Moore. Two...I dont think rust/cohesion plays a factor when he's played pretty much the whole season up until this point. Three...theres no way Wisconsin will make the Final Four, its another season where you guys get the best out of your players and you flame out second round like other years..You guys never have any late-game killers...Hughes is cool, but he's definitely not the best PG in the conference, he's probably fifth (Turner, Lucas, Battle, "Juice" Thompson)..and then I gotta kill you for your contradictory statement about Leuer, he's now just gettin back after a 9 game layoff, HE would have more rust/cohesion problems than Hummel..ull be a 5-seed ousted in the second round..coming from a OSU student/Kansas Jayhawk fan..sans bias here chief...



Since: Feb 8, 2007
Posted on: February 25, 2010 1:38 pm
 

A MRI will determine Purdue's Final Four odds

That sucks! I was pulling for Purdue this year--hopefully they can still keep it rolling without Hummel.



Since: Aug 28, 2007
Posted on: February 25, 2010 1:38 pm
 

A MRI will determine Purdue's Final Four odds

Here's hoping that this is nothing serious. As a Buckeye fan, I have seen first hand what a healthy Robbie Hummel can do on a basketball court. Outstanding player and leader. I'd hate to see the Big Ten Championship be decided by an injury. Good luck Robbie.



Since: Mar 7, 2009
Posted on: February 25, 2010 1:37 pm
 

A MRI will determine Purdue's Final Four odds

Have you been eating short-bus sandwiches ?  Wisconsin is the most underrated program.  They have never had a recruiting class in the top 30, were picked for 9th in the Big Ten and weren't in the top 40 pre-season rankings.  They are 3-0 against teams ranked in the top 5 and beat Duke , Maryland , Marquette , Arizona , Ohio St. , Purdue and Michigan St. .   They are the most disciplined and well coached team in the country.  They lead the country with the fewest turnovers.  Getting in the tourney alone is a huge over-achievement this year, get a clue and stop showing your mental vacancy



Since: Dec 2, 2009
Posted on: February 25, 2010 1:31 pm
 

A MRI will determine Purdue's Final Four odds

its not official yet, but I was talking to a friend who is a walk on at purdue, and he says that Hummel has torn his ACL


Hummel is going down to Indy today, so expect the offical results to be out late today or tomorrow



Since: Mar 7, 2009
Posted on: February 25, 2010 1:24 pm
 

A MRI will determine Purdue's Final Four odds

Is that official ? Are the resuts out ?



Since: Feb 25, 2010
Posted on: February 25, 2010 1:16 pm
 

A MRI will determine Purdue's Final Four odds

Torn ACL :( What else can happen...



Since: Feb 18, 2010
Posted on: February 25, 2010 1:13 pm
 

A MRI will determine Purdue's Final Four odds

Losing Harangody wasn't a big deal because ND is a better team without the slob... Putting up big numbers doesn't mean a thing - the guy is a total ball hog, nice to finally see that offense live up to its potential and move as a unit not sitting around with their thumbs up their you-know-whats...

What a tool.  Wisconsin is tough -- I have no doubt they will be in the Sweet Sixteen -- with a decent shot of going further if they get a good matchup.  Let's see if Syracuse can avoid yet another early exit to another Vermont in '06 (13 over 4) or Texas A&M  '05 (12 over 5).

Wasnt it a team from the so called terrible big 10 that beat TWO #1 over seeded big east teams last march.  How many teams has the big 10 put int he final four in the past 10 years?  A LOT more then the big east!


What points are you making here DesertWorm?? Sports Fan 3?? When was the last Big 10 national championship? (2000) When was Syracuse's last national championship? (2003) followed by another Big East (Uconn 2004) When was Purdue's last...?? wait still looking... hmmm... these record books must be off or something...

Team didn't have a chance either way...




Since: Mar 27, 2007
Posted on: February 25, 2010 12:58 pm
 

A MRI will determine Purdue's Final Four odds

I would be VERY surprised if Wisconsin got past the Sweet 16. They simply aren't that good. They have lost too many games against good teams.


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