Matt Painter discusses tragedy, daughter at Purdue

Matt Painter discusses tragedy, daughter at Purdue

Matt Painter addressed Tuesday’s tragedy at Purdue following the team’s frustrating double-overtime loss at Northwestern, and he put the wild day in perspective. Painter said: “I don’t think basketball really is that important when something that tragic happens. We weren’t on campus, we weren’t there. But it’s, you know, it’s really senseless. It makes absolute no sense.”

[ MORE: Read Robbie Hummel’s heartfelt message to Purdue ]

Painter’s daughter is a freshman at Purdue. He said she was in class when the tragic shooting occurred and that she got into her room and stayed there.

“It affects everybody,” Painter said. “It alarms the world, not just the people there.”

[ MORE: Purdue athletic community offers support via tweets ]

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Prior to tip Tuesday night, Northwestern held a moment of silence. Watch it below:

The Northwestern student section, The Wildside, also honored Purdue:

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