GAME 31 Purdue: There are no words

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  1. bac2therac

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    EARTH SHATTERING


    There truly are no words. Since I have been recapping for 20 years here. I invite all Rutgers fans to do this recap for me. I am in disbelief at this momentous moment. Eventually I will get to breaking down this game but right now just flooded with emotions.

    Our boys are the most loveable bunch ever at Rutgers. So much grit, never say die, they do not always do things right and we scream and break television sets because of it but we love this team no matter. I have never seen such a hard working bunch of kids ever. A salute to them and the coaching staff and a shrine should be erected in honor of Coach Pikiell



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    The whole team deserves kudos, but GEO deserves a number retired. The RU GOAT (at least post 1976).

    I know douby, etc and I love them all, but THIS GUY led us out of the desert.
     
  3. RutgersLifeR

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    What are we all drinking right now???

    Hope everyone is enjoying this right now!
     
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    WE ARE INNNNNNNNNNNNNNN!
     
  5. RuWishBone

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    where are we going
     
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    Bac, so happy for you, Roc, and Mom. You’ve been a fan a lot longer than me. Just incredible!
     
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    There are a few moments during the game where you start to believe. Even though Stefanovic tied the game late. There was a moment late when he missed an open 3 and another in OT when he missed a big one. I started to feel it for once. We werent going to get our hearts ripped out.
     
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  8. Scarlet Blind

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    TWENTY NINE YEAR DROUGHT OVER!!!!!!!
     
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    I’m with you Bac. Just love this team. Certainly one of my favorites. Wait until next year. But I am enjoying the ride this year first!
     
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    The amount of big plays and shots that our guys made 1 on 1 today was INSANE
     
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    Everyone stepped up !! Great win! It’s march and we are in the tournament! Enjoy it folks
     
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    Oh the irony. Rutgers finally wins on the road in a hostile environment, likely sealing an NCAA bid, and bac is at a loss for words!!

    Come on bac, looking forward to your stream of consciousness thoughts on this momentous occasion.

    But for now, a well deserved pause.
     
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    Too busy screaming and jumping up and down to drink
     
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    Incredible. You know I don't believe in jinxes and omens, but maybe running into you after the MD game for the first time in a few years did the trick, lol. I recall we both thought we were in, but with a little doubt and said let's go beat Purdue before we left the RAC that night. Been a long time, my friend - I know we've had a few (ok more than a few, lol) arguments over the years over lots of unimportant things, which all pale in comparison to this. We all deserved this for everything we've put up with for so long.
     
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    That shot by Geo in OT. That's the shot that always goes in and out. That's the shot that always breaks our hearts. I can't even describe the noise that came out of me when it actually went in.
     
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    :cry:Mackey Arena has to be eeriely quiet now...with THOUSANDS of disappointed fans trudging to their cars for the long ride home...:cry:

    :Chop banana:while WE rejoice:Chop banana:

    :WooHoo:
     
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    I agree with your comments because they are great Rutgers fans that have stayed with the basketball program through alot of losing seasons.
     
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    Forgot to record the damn game and I don’t see it being rerun overnight - just Ped State - NW
     
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    Great game & win. Great D down the stretch & clutch play & buckets by multiple guys. Congrats guys & GO RU.
     
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    Recap: we win. Purdue loses. Jerry Palm loses twice.
     
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    Seriously, how many game winning or game tying shots has Geo hit this year?
     
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    Recap: what we just did to Purdue, I saw the inmate "Teabag" do to another prisoner on the show Prison Break
     
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    I couldn't bring myself to even follow the game (no chance of actually seeing it down here). When I knew the game was probably over, I still couldn't bring myself to check on the score for like half an hour. I decided I would rather be Schroedinger's cat than know one way or the other.

    Bizarrely, I still kind of feel like we both won and lost. The emotions are so high, it feels like maybe I just wandered into an alternate universe for a while.

    Does this make sense to anyone?
     
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    I'm only 26 and have followed Rutgers football since I was like 12. But I only started following Rutgers basketball since Pike was hired. So I haven't been been through what most of all of you have been through following the program. And I don't know a single person on this board here in real life but I am so ****ing happy for everyone here. And @bac2therac the recaps after every game have been awesome, as someone who didn't play, it has helped me understand the game more so thank you. Anyway, what a day! Let's dance!
     
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    29 years Bro!!!!!!

    TWENTY NINE!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    It's ok you didn't miss much
     
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    Followed since 1975 want to dance!
     
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  29. Jim_from_RU

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    The last time we made the Big Dance, I was in 6th grade. What an unbelievable feeling right now! I LOVE THIS TEAM!!!!
     
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    When does a potential game winning free throw against Rutgers NOT go in? The tables have finally turned!
     
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    Wow! Sitting 2nd row behind press row at Mackay and seeing this win was great.

    Onto Indianapolis. 20-11/11-9. Bring on the maize and blue. Jerry Palm..the hell with you.
     
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    Great team win. Geo with clutch baskets to answer Purdue comebacks.
     
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    If you can't find the words, ask sweat pea.
     
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    Wait, What?

    Jerry Palm says a team needs at least 3 road wins to get into the tournament????

    [roll][roll][roll]
     
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    Congratulations to the team, coaches and the long suffering fans. Honestly though they would be a NIT team. Happy to be wrong. Happy to see the RAC loud again this year. Schiano back and going to games.

    When the air went out of the place at the end you could hear a mouse fart. Really fun to see.
     
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    Great win. Leave no doubt. Love the fact he took it to the hole. Young’s dunk was unreal. Only complaint was Pike sticking with the set lineup too long.....but he made the adjustment. No we can all watch RU at the tourney on TV.
     
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    Congratulations to everyone on this board and all Rutgers basketball fans. 29 years is in an awfully long time but it was worth it.

    Heart of a lion. That's what this team is all about.

    Let's Dance!
     
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    Too quote Tim Miles analysis after dunk in last game “Wow”.
     
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    1. Winning this game with Myles on the bench was huge. I have been tough on a Carter but he stepped up today.
    2. Huge props to Young for not hanging his head after missing the 2 FTs and the foul at the end regulation. That dunk was one for the ages.
    3. Purdue was deadly accurate at the line.......until clutch time.
    4. Harper’s three was huge
    5. Yeboah turned the ball over more than usual but had some big points early stopping Perdue runs
    6. Coach Pike with the short bench again, hardly any Mammadu and McConnell (sorry for spellings just so damn excited!)
    7. And then there is Geo..............when you Google Clutch player you will see his picture.....smiling of course.
    8. After coming back down 21 against PSU only to lose by 1 this team could have easily rolled over and died. That amongst so many other reasons is why Coach Pike is my B1G coach of the year.
     

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