Purdue Boilermakers men’s basketball
The Purdue Boilermakers basketball team is a school basketball program that competes in NCAA Division I and is a member of the Big Ten Conference. Purdue basketball gets the Big Ten Championships with 24.  The Boilermakers have reached two NCAA Tournament Final Fours. The 1931–32 team has been retroactively named the national champion by the Helms Athletic Foundation and the Premo-Porretta Power Poll.  Purdue has delivered more than 30 players into the NBA, including 2 complete No. 1 picks in the NBA draft. Purdue stocks a traditional rivalry 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 greatest seed in recent history. From the first round, they faced Cal State Fullerton Titans. However, many Purdue lover’s hearts broke at the next 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 hit the ground, 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 match on a last second shot by Dakota Mathias, winning 76–73 ahead of the Sweet Sixteen for the second consecutive season. From the Sweet Sixteen, Purdue confronted the third largest Texas Tech Red Raiders. The Boilers goes on to lose in disappointing style 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 this 2019 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament, after yet another strong season. From the first round, they destroyed a 26–8 Old Dominion team which 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 victory, and advancing to their third straight Sweet Sixteen under Matt Painter. The Boilermakers ran into for their first test with the 2 Tennessee Volunteers. After a back and forth contest that comprised 17 lead changes and needed to be decided, Purdue came out victorious, beating the Vols 99–94 to reach their first Elite Eight in nearly 20 decades. In the Elite Eight, Purdue confronted the #1 Billion Virginia Cavaliers in what would be another back and forth thriller. After several lead changes during the match, Purdue headed 70–67 with 5.9 seconds left and looked 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 was able to hold Purdue scoreless over the final minute and prevailed 80–75, finishing the Boilermakers year with 26 wins and his first Elite Eight appearance since 2000.
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