DETROIT (AP) — No. 2 seed Purdue (28-6) vs. No. 15 Cal State Fullerton (20-11) First round, East Region; Detroit, Friday, 12:40 p.m. ET.
DETROIT (AP) — No. 2 seed Purdue (28-6) vs. No. 15 Cal State Fullerton (20-11)
First round, East Region; Detroit, Friday, 12:40 p.m. ET.
BOTTOM LINE: The Boilermakers have their highest seed since they had the same one in 1998. Just making the NCAA Tournament is a feat for the Titans, who are in college basketball's showcase for the first time in a decade and just the third time in school history.
STAR WATCH: Purdue's Isaac Haas will be able to see over the defense with his height, and his size should help him set up shots close to the basket. The 7-foot-2, 290-pound senior is at least 4 inches and 45 pounds heavier than anyone on Cal State Fullerton's team.
COAST TO COAST: The Titans' top player, Kyle Allman, who is from New York City, averages 19.4 points.
DID YOU KNOW: Four of the eight opening-round wins by 15th-seeded teams have happened since 2012, including Middle Tennessee State stunning Michigan State two years ago.
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