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Purdue Boilermakers men’s basketball

The Purdue Boilermakers basketball team is a school basketball program that competes in NCAA Division I and is a part of the Big Ten Conference. Purdue basketball gets got the most Big Ten Championships with 24. [2] The Boilermakers have attained two NCAA Tournament Final Fours. The 1931–32 group has been retroactively named the national winner by the Helms Athletic Foundation and the Premo-Porretta Power Poll. [3][4] Purdue has delivered over 30 players into the NBA, for example two overall No. 1 picks in the NBA draft. Purdue stocks a traditional competition with in-state foe Indiana University, also leads the all times show 120–89 over them. Purdue was seeded 2nd in the East Region of the 2018 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament, their highest seed in recent history. From the first round, they faced Cal State Fullerton Titans. However, many Purdue fan’s hearts broke at the second half of the match, as senior Center Isaac Haas fell on his elbow as he battled for a rebound, and broke his elbow as he struck the floor, finishing his Purdue Basketball profession. Purdue’s next round game was against Butler Bulldogs, whom Purdue had already played earlier in the season. The Boilers would win the game on a last second shot by Dakota Mathias, winning 76–73 to advance to the Sweet Sixteen for the second straight season. From the Sweet Sixteen, Purdue confronted the third seeded Texas Tech Red Raiders. The Boilers would go on to drop in disappointing fashion 65-78, ending their season with 30 wins, the most wins in program history. In 2019, Purdue was seeded 3rd in the South Region of the 2019 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship, following yet another strong season. In the initial round, they ruined a 26–8 Old Dominion team that was coming off a Conference USA championship, winning 61–48. At the second round, they handedly defeated #6 seed Villanova, sending the defending champs home early after an 87–61 success, and advancing to their third straight Sweet Sixteen under Matt Painter. The Boilermakers ran into to their first real test with the Tennessee Volunteers. After a back and forth contest that included 17 lead changes and needed to be determined, Purdue came out victorious, beating the Vols 99–94 to achieve their first Elite Eight in nearly 20 decades. From the Elite Eight, Purdue faced the #1 seeded Virginia Cavaliers in what would be another back and forth thriller. After several lead changes during the match, Purdue led 70–67 with 5.9 seconds left and appeared to be headed for their first Final Four since 1980 when Virginia’s Ty Jerome missed the second free throw of two. Virginia managed to think of the offensive rebound nevertheless, and after chasing down the loose ball, Mamadi Diakite nailed a Hail Mary – kind jumpshot in the buzzer to send the game to overtime. The Boilers were again looking towards the large dance, leading 75–74 with 43 seconds to go, but Virginia was able to hold Purdue scoreless over the last minute and prevailed 80–75, finishing the Boilermakers year with 26 wins and their first Elite Eight appearance since 2000. Read more: