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2016 Schedule
26-9, 3rd in Big Ten
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Duke, Florida to face off in Jimmy V Classic

Florida and Duke will meet on Dec. 6 in the Jimmy V Classic at Madison Square Garden as one of two high-profile games to help raise funds for cancer research.

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2017 Bracketology: No. 5 Seeds

  • East: Texas A&M Aggies
  • West: Miami Hurricanes
  • South: Iowa State Cyclones
  • Midwest: Purdue Boilermakers
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How will Purdue look in 2016-17?

The Boilermakers need more shooting, and replacing Rapheal Davis (and likely Caleb Swanigan) won't be easy. But their frontcourt still looks scary. Way-Too-Early Top 25

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Purdue freshman Caleb Swanigan is declaring for the NBA Draft, but will not hire an agent.

ESPN Stats & Info

Sparty's loss busted 8.1 million brackets

In the 2016 ESPN Tournament Challenge, 8.1 million entries picked Michigan State to advance to the Final Four.

Purdue knocked out early again

The Boilermakers will again have to wait another year to reach the second weekend after falling to Arkansas-Little Rock. In each of the last four NCAA tournaments, Purdue has gone packing in the first weekend.

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Le Batard's 'March Sadness' takes a first-round beating (2:56)
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Bilas: No more parity in this year's NCAA tourney than years before (2:01)
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Greenberg: Purdue lacked key player to clean up mess (2:28)
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No. 12 seeds own upset city

If you're among those scratching their heads over the Yale or Arkansas-Little Rock wins, this may come as a shock. At least one 12-seed has won a game in 28 of the 32 tournaments since the field expanded in 1985. And since 2010, 12-seeds are now 12-14 against 5-seeds despite losing all four games last year.

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Hagins joins an elite group

Arkansas-Little Rock's Josh Hagins became just the the third player to have a 30-point game against Purdue in the tourney. Recognize the previous two names? Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (then known as Lew Alcindor) and Isiah Thomas -- both Hall of Famers.

Eamonn Brennan ESPN Staff Writer 

Details of the various key plays aside, come overtime, Purdue never looked like it thought it was going to win. Arkansas Little Rock never looked like it thought it could lose. That felt like the biggest difference, fuzzy as it is.

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

Little Rock's Chris Beard ran up to Jeff Goodman on press row after the win and yelled, "Don't ever doubt the little guy!"

Team Stats

Points Per Game83.0
Rebounds Per Game52.0
Assists Per Game17.0
Points Allowed85.0Tied-124th