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2021 NCAA Tournament: Purdue vs. North Texas GameThread & How to Watch


NCAA Basketball: Purdue at Nebraska Steven Branscombe-USA TODAY Sports

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)

Television: TNT

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:

Odds: Purdue by 8

KenPom: 71

NET: 59

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)