Boilers Win Rockfight in Iowa City

It's probably a good thing that I don't have the Big Ten Network and thus was not able to physically see the ugly 49-45 win the Boilers pulled off today at Iowa. The good news is that the Boilermakers shot 46% from the field and held on for the win. The bad news is their 3-pt shooting was a sad 19%.

Smooge shot a solid 50% and had a double-double with 16 points and ten boards. The Ostrich played 24 minutes but only was 1-7 from the field and finished with two points. Not good.

Good news also was Bobby Buckets getting some minutes in this one. While he didn't have the same kind of game as against PSU, more minutes for Riddell means others are getting rested a bit.

Enjoy that pic of the Hawkeyes and Boilers unis because it's probably the last time you're going to see them. As Boilerdowd detailed yesterday, Purdue is expected to debut their new duds on Tuesday night against MSU at Mackey. Speaking of that, the Boilers have now closed to within two games of Michigan State, with Illinois effectively ahead of the Boilermakers despite the same record (thanks to their sweep of Purdue). A win Tuesday would be huge, not only for keeping the conference race close, but also for this team's confidence.

Curious as to other takes on today's game since I could only listen to some of it and haven't seen it yet.

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