Purdue's huge test with West Virginia will be the basketball story of the day and possibly Purdue's story of the regular season until MSU or Wisconsin comes to play.
Still the Boilers are soldiering on without preseason starting point guard Lewis Jackson. LewJack is nursing one of those damned nagging foot injuries that just need more and more precious time to fully heal. Early word has been a February return for #23, but the Boilers may end up using a redshirt on the lighting fast Jackson. To this point, Purdue is averaging under 12 turnovers a game, but the play making and passing ability of LewJack would be invaluable for a long tournament run.
Just yesterday, the Boilermaker faithful might have received some reassuring news from the horse's mouth.
Sure it's only one workout, and of course he WANTS to feel good and he's still not a doctor, but come on. We need a light of hope in this story.
At least, as far as you can trust twitter, LewJack's spirits are up. It has to be tough watching from the sidelines as your #4 in the nation teammates continue on a storybook season. Hopefully his diagnosis pans out.
Now go take down the Mountaineers!