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50 in 50 series: No. 20 Purdue (tie)

8/23/2012

T-20. Purdue (294 points)

Positives: Missed the NCAA tourney just twice from 1983-2000; nine regular-season conference titles; six consensus first-team All-Americans (eight total); six top-10 picks.

Negatives: Lost nine points due to sanctions and vacated wins; advanced past Sweet 16 just three times since 1969; hasn't made it to the Final Four since 1980.

Fun fact: Purdue has won at least one game in its past 13 NCAA tournament appearances, the longest active streak in Division I.

Rank by the decade

1962-69: 40 (27th)

1970-79: 24 (T-63rd)

1980-89: 83 (T-19th)

1990-99: 85 (T-18th)

2000-present: 62 (42nd)

50 in 50 starting five (1962-present)

G – Troy Lewis (1984-88)

G – Rick Mount (1967-70)

F – Robbie Hummel (2007-12)

F – Glenn Robinson (1992-94)

C – Joe Barry Carroll (1976-80)

Top options off the bench

E'Twaun Moore (2007-11)

Cuonzo Martin (1991-95)

JaJuan Johnson (2007-11)

50 in 50 coach: Gene Keady

Best teams (1962-present)

1968-69 (23-5, NCAA runner-up)

1993-94 (29-5, NCAA Elite Eight)

2009-10 (29-6, NCAA Sweet 16)

--Harold Shelton and Brett Edgerton contributed to this post