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2016 NCAA Tournament: Purdue vs. Little Rock GameThread & How to Watch

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It is time for step one of hopefully a nice, long tournament run.

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Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

I don't know about you, but after five months I am not ready for this run to end.this whole thing started on November 13th against North Carolina A&T. We doubled them up 81-40 and were off. 26 wins and 34 games later we are here on the cusp of what we have been waiting for. This is the only time that really matters. The previous 34 games will be ashes in our mouths for months if today ends in defeat.

This is the time. We are primed for a run. Everything has been in preparation for this month and these next 1-6 games. The first step is tough. Each following step is tougher. Still, we have faith that this team can get it done.

It's game time, Boilermakers.

FTR, you will want this link to listen to Larry Clisby. The color guy on TBS is AWFUL.

Opponent

Little Rock Trojans

Location:

Little Rock, AR

Date:

3/17/2016

Venue:

Pepsi Center, Denver, CO (18,007)

TV:

TBS

Radio Stream:

TuneIn

Satellite Radio:

SIRI 136, XM

Odds:

Purdue by 8

Tickets:

As low as $289 on Stubhub

Tipoff:

4:30pm

KenPom Ranking:

47 of 351

RPI:

42

Blog Representation:

Michaelspappy's Little Rock Basketball Blog

2015-16 Record:

27-4, 17-3 Sun Belt

All-time series

Purdue leads 1-0

Last Purdue win:

102-88 at Purdue on 11/20/1987

Last UALR Win:

None

2014-15 Record:

13-18, 8-12 Sun Belt

Last NCAA appearance:

2011 (5 appearances, reached Second round in 1986)

Coach:

Chris Beard (29-4 in 1st Year at UALR)