No. 1 Purdue suffered one of the worst losses in college basketball history on Friday night, falling in the first round of the men’s NCAA tournament to No. 16 Fairleigh Dickinson 63–58. The Boilermakers became just the second No. 1 seed in the history of the event to lose to a 16-seed.
After the game, someone in the Boilermakers locker room appears to have taken out their frustration on the whiteboard, a photo tweeted by WISH-TV sports anchor Angela Moryan shows.
If a picture is worth a thousand words, there may be no better representation of the Boilermakers’ loss than this.
Naturally, fans and others around college basketball used the opportunity to clown Purdue even more, with some noting that the hole almost bears a resemblance to the state of New Jersey, where Fairleigh Dickinson and the No. 15-seeded team that beat Purdue a year ago—Saint Peter’s—are both located.
After the loss, Matt Painter and his staff have to go back to the drawing board for the 2023–24 season. Unfortunately, they’ll have to replace it first.