Well, that was unlovely.
And also, that.
Purdue gets blown off the floor by a play-in mid-major team. Notre Dame, the second-best team in the Mightiest Conference In The Land, gets dusted by a middling team from what was a middling conference this year -- thus extending Mike Brey's record for clumsy-footed pratfalls in the Dance.
Conclusion: These two schools will literally go to any lengths to avoid playing each other.
Further conclusion: The Mightiest Conference In The Land is a giant overinflated party balloon. Just stick it with a pin called March and listen to the hisssss.
Eleven Big East teams in, two remaining after four days. When will we learn to ignore the hype?