The Purdue Boilermakers basketball team is a college basketball program that competes in NCAA Division I and is a member of the Big Ten Conference. Purdue basketball gets the very Big Ten Championships with 24.  The Boilermakers have attained 2 NCAA Tournament Final Fours. The 1931–32 team has been retroactively named the national winner by the Helms Athletic Foundation and the Premo-Porretta Power Poll.  Purdue has sent more than 30 players into the NBA, for example 2 overall No. 1 picks in the NBA draft. Purdue stocks a traditional competition with in-state foe Indiana University, and directs 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 greatest seed lately. In the first round, they faced Cal State Fullerton Titans. But lots of Purdue fan’s hearts broke at the second half of this match, as mature Center Isaac Haas fell on his elbow as he battled for a rebound, and broke his knee as he struck the floor, ending his Purdue Basketball career. Purdue’s next round game was against Butler Bulldogs, whom Purdue had 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 consecutive season. In the Sweet Sixteen, Purdue confronted the third seeded Texas Tech Red Raiders. The Boilers goes on to lose in disappointing fashion 65-78, finishing 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 another strong season. In the first round, they destroyed a 26–8 Old Dominion team that was coming off a Conference USA championship, winning 61–48. In the next round, they handedly conquered #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 that were # 2. After a back and forth contest that included 17 lead changes and needed overtime to be decided, Purdue came out victorious, beating the Vols 99–94 to reach their first Elite Eight in almost 20 decades. In the Elite Eight, Purdue faced the #1 Billion Virginia Cavaliers in what would be another back and forth thriller. After several lead changes throughout 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 come up with the offensive rebound however, and after chasing the loose ball, Mamadi Diakite nailed a Hail Mary – type jumpshot at the buzzer to send the game to overtime. The Boilers were once 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 their first Elite Eight appearance since 2000.
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