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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 got the Big Ten Championships with 24.  The Boilermakers have attained 2 NCAA Tournament Final Fours. The 1931–32 group has been retroactively named the national champion by the Helms Athletic Foundation and the Premo-Porretta Power Poll.  Purdue has sent 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 within them.
Purdue was seeded 2nd in the East Region of this 2018 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament, their highest seed lately. From the first round, they faced Cal State Fullerton Titans, winning 74-48. However, lots of Purdue fan’s hearts broke in the next half of this game, as senior Center Isaac Haas dropped on his elbow as he fought to get a rebound, and broke his knee as he struck the ground, ending his Purdue Basketball career. Purdue’s second round game was against Butler Bulldogs, whom Purdue had played earlier in this season. The Boilers would win the match on a last second shot by Dakota Mathias, winning 76–73 to advance to the Sweet Sixteen for the second consecutive season. From the Sweet Sixteen, Purdue faced the third largest Texas Tech Red Raiders. The Boilers would go on to drop in disappointing style 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 Championship, following yet another strong season. In the first round, they destroyed a 26–8 Old Dominion team which was coming off a Conference USA championship, winning 61–48. In the second round, they handedly conquered #6 seed Villanova, sending the defending champs home early following an 87–61 victory, and advancing to their third straight Sweet Sixteen under Matt Painter. The Boilermakers ran into for their first real 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 achieve their first Elite Eight in nearly 20 years. 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 appeared 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 think of the offensive rebound however, and after chasing down the loose ball, Mamadi Diakite pinpointed a Hail Mary – kind jumpshot at 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 was able to hold Purdue scoreless over the last moment and prevailed 80–75, finishing the Boilermakers season with 26 wins and their first Elite Eight appearance since 2000.