#1 Purdue Boilermakers vs. #16 Fairleigh Dickinson
The Purdue Boilermakers have been selected as the #1 seed in the East region and will play their first two games in Columbus, Ohio. Their opponent, the #16 seed of Fairleigh Dickinson. This is Purdue’s 4th #1 seed in program history and the 34th overall appearance in the NCAA Tourney. You can sign up for Sling TV to get access to all March Madness Games.
Purdue is led by consensus B1G Player of the Year and likely National Player of the Year Zach Edey who is having a monster season in the middle for the Boilermakers. Averaging 22.1 points, 12.8 rebounds, 1.6 assists, and 2.2 blocks per game, Edey has eight 30 and 10 game this season, the most by a major conference player in the country over the last twety years, surpassing Duke’s Marvin Bagley and Texas’ Kevin Durant.
Alongside Edey, freshman point guard Braden Smith has been tasked to run the show for the Boilers and he has responded with as good of a freshman campaign from the points as had been seen as he became just the fourth freshman in B1G history to accumulate 330 points, 140 rebounds, and 140 assists in a single season (Magic Johnson, D’Angelo Russell, JaQuan Lyle).
When: Friday, March 17th, 2023
Time: 6:50pm ET
How To Watch: TNT or NCAA March Madness Online Stream
DraftKings Odds: Purdue -24, O/U145
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