Purdue Boilermakers men’s basketball
The Purdue Boilermakers basketball club is a school basketball program that competes in NCAA Division I and is a part of the Big Ten Conference. Purdue basketball gets the Big Ten Championships with 24.  The Boilermakers have attained 2 NCAA Tournament Final Fours. The 1931–32 group was retroactively named the national champion by the Helms Athletic Foundation and the Premo-Porretta Power Poll.  Purdue has delivered over 30 players into the NBA, for example 2 overall No. 1 picks in the NBA draft. Purdue shares a traditional rivalry with in-state foe Indiana University, and leads the all times show 120–89 within them.
Purdue was seeded 2nd in the East Region of this 2018 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament, their highest seed lately. In the first round, they faced Cal State Fullerton Titans, winning 74-48. But many Purdue lover’s hearts broke in the next half of this game, as mature Center Isaac Haas dropped on his elbow because he battled to get a rebound, and broke his knee as he hit the ground, ending his Purdue Basketball profession. Purdue’s next round game was against Butler Bulldogs, whom Purdue had already played earlier in this season. The Boilers would win the game on a last second shot by Dakota Mathias, winning 76–73 ahead of the Sweet Sixteen for the second straight season. In the Sweet Sixteen, Purdue faced the third largest 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 another strong season. In the initial round, they destroyed a 26–8 Old Dominion team which was coming off a Conference USA championship, winning 61–48. At the next round, they handedly conquered #6 seed Villanova, sending the defending champs home early after an 87–61 victory, and advancing to their third straight Sweet Sixteen under Matt Painter. The Boilermakers ran into for their first real test with the #2 Tennessee Volunteers. After a back and forth contest that comprised 17 lead changes and needed to be determined, Purdue came out victorious, beating the Vols 99–94 to reach their first Elite Eight in almost 20 decades. From the Elite Eight, Purdue faced the #1 Billion Virginia Cavaliers in what is another back and forth thriller. After several lead changes during the game, Purdue headed 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 2. Virginia managed to come up with the offensive rebound however, and after chasing down the loose ball, Mamadi Diakite pinpointed a Hail Mary – kind jumpshot in the buzzer to send the game to overtime. The Boilers were again looking towards the big dance, leading 75–74 with 43 seconds to go, but Virginia managed to hold Purdue scoreless over the last minute and prevailed 80–75, finishing the Boilermakers season with 26 wins and his first Elite Eight appearance since 2000.
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