Purdue made the NCAA tournament this year with a 22-9, 13-7 record. The Boilers will take on SMU (27-5) in Austin, Texas Thursday night. Purdue is in the Austin regional. If Purdue defeats SMU they'll most likely face #3 Texas, the top seed in the regional. The Longhorns take on Fairfield in the first round. A potential second round match-up with Texas would give the Boilers a chance to avenge the 2010 loss to Texas in the Elite Eight.
The top 16 seeds for the Tournament are #1 USC, #2 Minnesota, #3 Texas, # 4 Nebraska, #5 Washington, #6 Wisconsin, #7 Penn State, #8 Stanford, #9 Kansas, #10 Texas A&M, #11 Florida, #12 Ohio State, #13 BYU, #14 UCLA, #15 Louisville, and #16 Creighton.
Regionals finals are in San Diego, Des Moines, Austin, and Lexington. The National Championship will be played in Omaha, Nebraska.
Nine B1G teams made the field; Minnesota, Nebraska, Wisconsin, Penn State, Ohio State, Purdue, Michigan State, Illinois, and Michigan
Check back for a full tournament preview and recap of the last week of the regular season.