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2017 NCAA Tournament: Purdue-Kansas Tipoff Announced

Purdue will have the nightcap in Kansas City

NCAA Basketball: NCAA Tournament-Second Round-Purdue vs Iowa State James Lang-USA TODAY Sports

The complete Sweet 16 is set (or most of it, as Cincinnati-UCLA is winding down as I am writing this). As we know, Purdue is in it and will face off against Kansas in a virtual road game in Kansas City. A few moments ago the NCAA announced the Sweet 16 tip-off times too. Oregon-Michigan will be the first game in Kansas City on Thursday night, while Purdue-Kansas will be the nightcap:

That’s a tough assignment. It is a primetime game against one of the best teams int he country, but if you want to be the best you have to beat the best. We haven't come this far to quit, so what is one more tough game?

The game will be played at the Sprint Center in downtown Kansas City, the same venue where Kansas lost in the Big 12 Tournament’s first game just a few weeks ago.

But hey, we’re still alive.