Vincent Edwards’ college basketball career ended Friday night as Purdue lost to Texas Tech in the Sweet 16.
But Edwards wasn’t bitter in defeat. Quite the opposite, actually.
The Boilermakers star went to Texas Tech’s locker room to congratulate the team after the game in Boston. Sports Illustrated’s Dan Greene took a photo of Edwards shaking hands in the locker room.
Vince Edwards stops by Texas Tech locker room to congratulate Red Raiders
Purdue's Vincent Edwards popped into Texas Tech's locker room to congratulate the Red Raiders pic.twitter.com/n1pWDHSCnj
— Dan Greene (@thedangreene) March 24, 2018
Purdue’s Vincent Edwards came into the Tech locker room and shook hands with all of the Red Raiders.
— Carlos Silva Jr. (@cmsilvajr) March 24, 2018
Edwards had 12 points and 13 rebounds in Purdue’s 78-65 loss against the Red Raiders. Purdue ended its season with a 30-7 record.
“We had to take care of the ball and didn’t do that. Some miscues and not really connected as a team,” Edwards told reporters after the loss. “Just some things didn’t go right — had too many turnovers, got them out on transition. They were able to get dunks, layups. So I think that’s what changed the momentum right there.”
Edwards was also asked what it meant for him to be a Boilermaker.
Matt Haarms said that the senior class taught him "what it means to be a Boilermaker." To follow up, I asked Vincent Edwards what it means to be a Boiler… here's what he said: pic.twitter.com/7yQ0QzJmyb
— Mike DeFabo (@MikeDeFabo) March 24, 2018