In an NCAA Tournament that will take place entirely in the state of Indiana, Purdue is the only in-state team in the field of 68 teams.
The Boilermakers are the fourth seed in the South Region and face 13th-seeded North Texas in the first round. They’re one of nine Big Ten teams in the field. Purdue’s Mackey Arena will host First Four and first round games.
Nowhere to be found is Purdues Big Ten rival Indiana. The Hoosiers went 12-15 to put coach Archie Miller on the hot seat. There will be NCAA First four games played at Indianas Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall in Bloomington on Thursday and first round games scheduled for Friday and Saturday. Butlers Hinkle Fieldhouse will also host games, but the Bulldogs also finished under .500 this season.