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Bracket Watch - Purdue needs to grow up quick!

# 16 Purdue a team led primarily by freshman showed they were lacking post season experience as they were upset in the quarterfinals of the Big Ten Conference Tournament by Illinois 74 to 65. Matt Painter said that Illinois freshman Demitri McCamey led Illinois to the upset win with his 26 points "We lost this game because Demitri McCamey was special.". This is the tenth time out of 11 Big Ten Tournaments that Illinois has advanced to the semifinals. You have to wonder though if the contribution of senior Shaun Pruitt's vast post-season experience was not just as valuable, he also added 14 points and nine rebounds in the win. For Purdue the loss will hurt there seeding in the NCAA Tournament what once looked like a chance for a number 4 seed now looks like maybe a 6 seed due to the perceived lack of strength in the Big Ten. For Illinois they get the oppurtunity to become Cinderella and get into the NCAA Tournament by winning the Big Ten Title.

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