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Twitter Recap: Purdue and Bleu Cheese

With the win against Purdue you would probably expect that Twitter very nearly exploded. You would be correct in that. The nice thing about social media is that it instantly places you in a room with 100 other people who are doing the same thing you are. Actually, if Jeff Goodman of CBS is in the room, you have 99 people doing the same thing and one complaining about his seat.

The tweeting as the game goes on tends to be a bland recounting of the action on the floor. This game was no different, but people went crazy after the game was over. It is, after all, not every day that a team erases a lead like that. To that end, we'll get away from the usual suspects and see what others had to say about it.

Ben Weixlmann from Scout noticed while taking a break from his SLU coverage "Xavier down just two. Making the comeback at Cintas. #A10." And John Gasaway of College Basketball Prospectus added "If teams were evaluated only from the 35th minute on, Xavier would be No. 1 in the nation." Eamonn Brennan, a great writer for ESPN, said "It would appear that if you want to beat Xavier you have to build that early lead to, like, 35 points. Maybe more." Andy Katz, also of ESPN, garnered over 100 re-tweets with his "Tu Holloway can do for Xavier what Jameer Nelson did for St. Joe's. X has a chance to go far in March. Final Four capability." Dick Vitale, who is just as obnoxious on Twitter, volunteered "Mr Clutch in hoops is Tu Holloway. of Xavier - just ask Matt Painter Purdue & Kevin Stallings Vandy!He is a PTPer #MrClutch"

The Tu praise didn't stop there. ESPNHomeCourt said "If you don't know about #Xavier's Tu should. He's awesome" Today came the news, via Shannon Russell, that "Tu Holloway named A-10 player of the week after guiding XU to wins over No. 20 Vandy & Purdue. #xavier" With every big win though, comes a big loss. Purdue Twitter activity was rather muted after the game. The official Purdue feed offered this "The #Boilermakers lead 11th ranked Xavier 33-22 at halftime. Lewis Jackson leads #Purdue with 10 points 2 assists and 3 steals," early on, but then sort of faded. (Much like the team itself). After that Gold and was next to chime in with some reactionAfter Xavier game, Matt Painter thought #Purdue played 30 good minutes. After watching film ... 'I don't think we played very well, period.'"

So that was Purdue. After that the guys were queueing up for interviews and pictures with Danielle Santoro, evidently a sports anchor in either Lexington or Louisville. First it was Tu Holloway, then Mark Lyons, and finally, Brad Redford. Lyons wore a Yankees hat but, as he is from NY, I suppose that is acceptable.

After that it was back to business as usual. Coach Mack was stuck in traffic on 71 "Let's hope no traffic on 71 or radio show start will be minus the coach. Fingers crossed..." and then eating poorly "I'm treating bleu cheese like America treats ketchup. Goes well with anything..." Joe Hughes and Brad Redford were goofing around "Trying to get Director Redford out of my house." And Ballin Is a Habit was keeping us posted on everything else "Since none of the hoops on tonight interests me and Sons of Anarchy is tmrw night, I'll be plowing through the DVR."

Apparently there was also some argument over a football game, Redsfest occured, and the Bengals lost. None of that was Xavier related, so you'll just need to get Twitter of your own to find all that out. When you do, add us @BannersParkway and enjoy.