Finally, Purdue gets to play an NCAA Tournament game for the first time since that... unpleasantness. It is going to be odd playing in a virtually empty football stadium, but we can have some fans today and it should be a partisan crowd with Purdue as the team playing closest to home.
Let’s stay in Indy a while, shall we?
North Texas Mean Green
From: Denton, TX
Date: Friday, March 19, 2021
Tip Time: 7:25 p.m. ET
Location: Indianapolis, IN
Arena: Lucas Oil Stadium (70,000)
Streaming: March Madness On Demand (The greatest invention in the history of Mankind).
Radio: Purdue Radio Network
SiriusXM Satellite: XM (Ch. 381); Internet (Ch. 968)
Live Stats: bit.ly/PurdueLiveStats
Odds: Purdue by 8
Blog Representation: Mean Green Nation
2019-20 Record: 10-11, 14-4 Conference USA (Regular Season Champion)
2020-21 Record: 17-9, 9-5 Conference USA
Series with Purdue: Purdue leads 1-0
Last Purdue win: 90-73 at Purdue on 12/10/1970
Last North Texas win: None
NCAA Tournament History: 3 previous appearances, last in 2010. 0-3 all-time.
Coach: Grant McCasland (78-50 in 4th season at North Texas, 153-74 overall)