Elida grad Dakota Mathias hit a three-pointer with just under 20 seconds to send Purdue to the Sweet Sixteen with a 76-73 win over Butler Sunday.
— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 18, 2018
And after the game, Twitter exploded with love for the Midwestern Cowboy.
— Purdue Men’s Basketball (@BoilerBall) March 18, 2018
Dakota Mathias. What a wonderful phrase. Dakota Mathias. Ain’t no passing craze.
— Seth Davis (@SethDavisHoops) March 18, 2018
Dakota Mathias with the biggest shot of his career, a three ball that gives Purdue a 76-71 lead. Then Martin scores, but Purdue leads by 76-73 with 2.1 seconds and possession.
— Bob Kravitz (@bkravitz) March 18, 2018
— Charlie Clifford (@cliffWISH8) March 18, 2018
I wish my name was Dakota Mathias, I think my whole life would have been different.
Either that or Naomi Osaka would also be okay.
— John Lurie (@lurie_john) March 18, 2018