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Surprise, Surprise!

Surprise, Surprise!

No one really expected any surprises when the Purdue Boilermakers visited the 7th ranked of Illinois Fighting Illini on Saturday afternoon. The oddsmakers had installed the undermanned Boilers as 22 point underdogs, and the 76-58 victory by Illinois was rarely in doubt.

But Illinois junior shooting guard Rich McBride decided to bring a little spice to the party. As a highly ranked prep at Springfield Lanphier High School, McBride showed a complete, sometimes dominating game. He drove the lane at will, had the ability to get to the rim and finish, or stop and fire off a pull-up jumper that was close to unstoppable. And everyone knew about the range on his jumper...

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