Purdue’s six-year tournament streak came to an end in 2013 as they struggled to a 16-18 season after winning at least 22 the last six years. Purdue struggled offensively all season, ranking 231st and 237th in points per game and field goal percentage, respectively, out of more than 350 teams. They were led in scoring by three guys who have eligibility to return in Terone Johnson, A.J. Hammons, and Ronnie Johnson. They’ll also benefit from getting guard Kendall Stephens, a four-star recruit, joining the team this fall. The St. Charles product will look to improve the offense. A majority of this Purdue roster is on the young side, so while a year with no Tournament appearance may have been necessary, Purdue is currently building up towards the next big winner.
The Purdue Boilermakers operate under Coach Matt Painter at Mackey Arena in West Lafayette, Indiana. They have never won an NCAA Tournament although they made the title game in 1969 and were a pre-tournament Helms champion in 1932. They have appeared in the NCAA Tournament 26 times including every year between 2007 and 2012. Purdue won the 2009 Big Ten Tournament and the Big Ten regular season in 2010. They have sent 32 players to the NBA including Brian Cardinal, Carl Landry, Brad Miller, E’Twaun Moore, JaJuan Johnson, and Glenn Robinson. The iconic ‘black and old gold’ has certainly left made a mark on college basketball. Get your Purdue basketball tickets from Gold Coast Tickets!