The Purdue Boilermakers basketball club is a college basketball program that competes in NCAA Division I and is a part of the Big Ten Conference. Purdue basketball gets got the Big Ten Championships with 24. [2] The Boilermakers have reached 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. [3][4] Purdue has delivered more than 30 players to the NBA, including 2 overall No. 1 picks in the NBA draft. Purdue shares a traditional competition with in-state foe Indiana University, and directs the all times series 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 lately. From the first round, they faced Cal State Fullerton Titans, winning 74-48. However, lots of Purdue fan’s hearts broke at the second half of this match, as senior Center Isaac Haas dropped on his elbow because he fought for a rebound, and broke his elbow as he hit the ground, ending his Purdue Basketball career. Purdue’s second 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 to advance to the Sweet Sixteen for the second straight season. From the Sweet Sixteen, Purdue faced the third seeded Texas Tech Red Raiders. The Boilers would go on to lose 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 this 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 from 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 Tennessee Volunteers. After a back and forth contest that included 17 lead changes and needed overtime 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 would be another back and forth thriller. After several lead changes during the game, Purdue headed 70–67 with 5.9 seconds left and looked to be headed to their first Final Four since 1980 when Virginia’s Ty Jerome missed the second free throw of two. Virginia managed to come up with the offensive rebound nevertheless, and after chasing the loose ball, Mamadi Diakite nailed a Hail Mary – type 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 managed to hold Purdue scoreless over the last minute and prevailed 80–75, finishing the Boilermakers season with 26 wins and their first Elite Eight appearance since 2000.

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