Northwestern hoops fans show support for Purdue after school shooting

Northwestern hoops fans showed support for Purdue on Tuesday after a fatal shooting rocked the school.

A group of Northwestern students behind one basket had their chests painted purple with the message ”Stand with Purdue,” a show of solidarity in the wake of an event that rattled a campus. The Boilermakers were not there when the shooting occurred. They made the 140-mile trip from West Lafayette, Ind., on Monday because there was snow in the forecast and there were no classes due to Martin Luther King Day.

An engineering student opened fire inside a basement classroom at Purdue earlier in the day, killing a teaching assistant.

Against that backdrop, Northwestern never led through regulation or the first overtime but still came away with its third win in four games, 63-60 in double-overtime.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.