3we're back on remember the boilermakers ..one person who remembers a lot and flat-out knows a lot about the purdue men's basketball team is rob blackman.>> blackman is in his 13th season providing color commentatary on the purdue sports network.we had a chance to get his thought's on purdue's tournament draw.#@rob blackman >> i'm not a huge fan of that next round match up if purdue is fortunate enough to get there, regardless if it's arkansas or butler.
I think butler is much improved from the team that we saw in december and i've been watching arkansas twice in the fcc tournament and they have a lot of athleticism, they really play hard.
But i also think if purdue were able to get to boston, you just look at the possible cenarios, maybe a chance at texas tech, which would be more of a chance at chris beard, and then my goodness if you get one more crack at vilanova,.
There are a lot of great story lines leading up to that so you just have to take it one game at a time.@# 3>> from the biggest guy on the team..
To the smallest... tommy luce>> luce is a walk-on sophomore at purdue..
But mackey arena wouldn't quite be the same without him...caleb ..
You shot-around with tommy at mackey to find out what it's like for him when he gets to check-into games...>> yeah it was fun..
He said there's one thing he wants to do at mackey arena, before he graduates... take a look at that shoot-around!!..#@if you've ever seen a purdue basketball game... chances are..
You know who tommy luce is...you may have even chanted his last name before.----pulls up video----or maybe you've seen that video... "getting loose, with tommy luce" ----pulls up video----but in case youve never met tommy in person let's get to know him.
So the first time you heard the chant, did you know what they were saying?no it sounds like they're booing you, but they were saying m yname, pretty awesome.when it's luce time run me through 3what happe gets up says tommy lets go.
I give everyone a high-5.
He tells me who i'm getting.
I just wait til the next dead ball... let's play some ball.
The first time you stepped out in mackey arena do you remember what that was like?
3ye the crowd was awesome, the bench was going crazy, a really cool experince.
It's gotta be surreal to you, every time you walk out here, the crowd goes nuts.
I never thought i'd get this kind of love.
It's pretty awesome.earlier this kseason you get in and score 4 points.
What was that like?it was unreal.
Everything that's happened here has been a dream come true.to get in that 3lipscomb game and score 4 points was unreal.so you're on the wing, what happens?during the lipscomb game.matt came up and gave me a screen... i rejected it, went to the basket and scored a layup.you get teh ball again, where do i need to be?over here... nojel shot it and the ball came right to me.
Nat pop... if you could do one thing in a game before your career is done if there's somethin gyou could do in a game what would that be?i wanna dunk it.i can't dunk though.
Senior year hopefully i'll be able to.@# 3#@bridges, desperation... ohhhhhh@# 3>> tommy luce can't d and neither can i... can you??
>> i don't know...>> better question... who you got, in the final-four?..>> i'll tell