Over the years, the Purdue Boilermakers and Ohio State Buckeyes have had a long and memorable rivalry on the basketball court. In fact, these two programs couldn't be much closer historically: Purdue leads the all-time series after last week's victory by the thinnest of margins, 82-81.
The toughness and determination both squads have exhibited throughout the decades is personified in their current leaders, Ohio State's Player of the Year candidate Evan Turner and Purdue's veteran defensive stopper Chris Kramer.
With Turner providing the bulk of his team's offense (as both the point guard and the leading scorer) and Kramer often drawing the responsibility of trying to slow the talented junior down, these athletes have had their share of hardwood encounters over the past few seasons.
And with the Big Ten Tournament still to come, it's possible Kramer and Turner could face off one more time...with the bulletin-board quote of the year hanging over the game.
What was that? You missed it? You haven't heard THE quote? You mean you don't have a Twitter account yet?
Well, let me explain.
First, a history lesson...as we look back at the teams' meetings the past couple of seasons (since Turner has really come into his own)...and then a short analysis of how the Kramer-Turner (and Purdue-Ohio State) rivalry crossed over from hardwood to cyberspace.