A No. 1 seed. Big Ten titles sweep. Yet, Purdue still getting dissed. Here’s why.

Purdue keeps winning games. Until they stop doing that, everything else is just noise. Doesn’t matter what they’re saying on social media, on television, in the newspaper. This is survive-and-advance season, and the Boilermakers just survived three games in three days to win the program’s second Big Ten tournament title — and wrap up an NCAA tournament No. 1 seed.

The confetti at the United Center hadn’t grown cold on Purdue’s 67-65 victory Sunday against Penn State when the NCAA tournament selection committee revealed the four No. 1 seeds in the 2023 NCAA tournament. Up popped Purdue, and here it came. On CBS, Wally Szczerbiak was saying the Boilers didn’t deserve a No. 1 seed (that’s debatable), that they hadn’t beaten anybody (that’s stupid). And that’s just the tip of the iceberg, I promise you. Go to your favorite social media site and search for “Purdue.”

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