MILWAUKEE (AP) — No. 4 seed Purdue (25-7) vs. No. 13 seed Vermont (29-5) First round, Midwest region; Milwaukee; 7:27 p.m. EDT.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — No. 4 seed Purdue (25-7) vs. No. 13 seed Vermont (29-5)
First round, Midwest region; Milwaukee; 7:27 p.m. EDT.
BOTTOM LINE: Lots of intriguing matchup possibilities in the frontcourt, led by Big Ten Player of the Year Caleb Swanigan and Vermont freshman Anthony Lamb. Swanigan might be the best big man in the NCAA Tournament, and Lamb leads the Catamounts with 12.6 points and 5.4 rebounds per game.
NO JOKE: Vermont has the nation's longest active win streak at 21 in a row. The Catamounts won the America East regular-season and tournament championships, becoming the first school to go 16-0 during the conference season in league history.
REMATCH: Vermont and Purdue played in the second game of last season, with the Boilermakers making a school-record 18 3-pointers in a 107-79 win at home on Nov. 15, 2015.
DID YOU KNOW: Purdue set a school record with 288 3-pointers this season. Five Boilermakers made at least 40 3s for the first time in school history.