When the buzzer sounded, the scoreboard read Maryland 74, Purdue 64. Final score. Any melancholy thoughts were short-lived. After all, it was astonishing they made it to Sunday’s championship game.
The late-night bus ride returning to West Lafayette heralded the news of a mandatory meeting in the morning. This was of no great surprise. Having finished runner-up in the Big Ten Conference tournament, selections for the NCAA Championship were coming – a week away – and what to do in this ambiguous week would need to be discussed.
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