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.
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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.