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2015 NCAA Tournament: Purdue To Face Cincinnati

The Boilers are back in the Dance for the first time since 2012.

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The Boilers back in the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2012, and they were not handed an easy task. Purdue will be the No. 9 seed in the Midwest Region, which is about two seeds higher than I expected. While that is normally a very good thing, being a nine seed means you get to take on a No. 1 seed in round 2.

Purdue will put its 14 game first round winning streak on the line against Cincinnati, a solid American squad, in round one. Purdue is 0-3 all-time against Cincinnati, last playing the Bearcats in 2004, losing 79-59 in Indianapolis. Purdue also lost to them in 2001 and 1902, so despite being within 200 miles of each other, there is very little history. The game will be Thursday, March 19th in Louisville with a time to be announced.

Purdue's reward, should they get a 15th straight first round win? Only No. 1 overall seed and undefeated Kentucky.

Well, it's not going to be easy to win the national title anyway, but we have a chance. PURDUE vs. INDIANA IN THE ELITE 8 LET'S DO THIS!!!!!!

UPDATE: 3/15/2015 at 9:42pm

Purdue will play Cincinnati at 7:10 pm ET on CBS