Purdue Boilermakers Basketball Schedule
The Purdue Boilermakers are ready to hit the court in 2014-15 and take
on all of the top teams in college basketball in what should be a banner season for this hoops program. The Boilermakers have
a roster that features some of the most talented players in their conference, and the team is hoping that their talent level
can help catapult them to the top of the standings. The Boilermakers call the Big Ten Conference home, one of the oldest and
most respected leagues in college athletics. The Big Ten features some of the best basketball programs in the nation, so the
road to the top of the standings is never an easy one. The Boilermakers are coming off a 2013-14 season in which they struggled
to earn victories in Big Ten play, winning just five of those contests last season. However, Purdue did fair well outside
of their conference schedule, so they may be on the cusp of putting it all together. The team has high hopes for 2014-15,
and for good reason. If they can take down their conference rivals with regularity this year it should put them in position
to compete for the best record in the Big Ten. The Boilermakers will have plenty of chances to compete with their Big Ten
foes at home this season, and you can be there in the stands to cheer them on.
The Boilermakers will host the Michigan
State Spartans this season for what promises to be one of the most anticipated home games of the Purdue season. The Spartans
have one of the best programs in college hoops, led by head coach Tom Izzo. Izzo is one of the best recruiters and talent
evaluators in the college game, and he always seems to get the most out of his players. The Spartans earned a number one seed
in the NCAA Tournament last season and are hoping to be a dominant force yet again in 2014-15. They lost some major contributors
to the National Basketball Association in the offseason, but Izzo always finds a way to reload his roster. The Spartans are
known for playing tough defense, so the Boilermakers are going to have to limit their mistakes on the offensive end of the
floor. Execution, efficiency and patience will be the keys to taking down a juggernaut like the Spartans, and a win against
this team would be a huge boost for the Boilermakers.
Another top team that will come into Mackey Arena this season
is the Ohio State Buckeyes. The Buckeyes are often one of the best teams in the Big Ten Conference, and they've been to the
National Championship Game in recent memory. Ohio State is always stocked with some of the best athletes in the country, and
slowing them down is never easy. It will take disciplined basketball to defeat a tea like the Buckeyes, so the Boilermakers
will have to play heady hoops to get the job done against this conference powerhouse. These are just two of the great matchups
that Purdue will face at home this season.
Purdue Boilermakers Basketball History
The Purdue Boilermakers
basketball team first hit the hardwood all the way back in 1896, and the team has been competing with the best in college
hoops ever since. The team took home a National Championship during the pre-tournament era of college hoops when they won
it all in 1932. The Boilermakers ran through the gauntlet that is the NCAA Tournament back in 1969 only to be defeated in
the National Title Game. Purdue returned to the Final Four in 1980, but have not been able to get back there since then. The
Boilermakers have reached the NCAA Tournament on many occasions, and have finished with the best record in their conference
plenty of times. They have won the Big Ten Tournament once, in 2009. The Boilermakers would love to add to those numbers this
College basketball is incredibly popular throughout the entire country for a reason,
as fans pack into arenas all over the nation to see some of the top amateur athletes in the world compete. When you're there
in the stands to catch the Boilermakers in person, you'll be caught up on the competition and experience all that college
hoops has to offer.
Purdue Boilermakers Basketball Trivia
When did the Purdue Boilermakers make their
first NCAA Tournament appearance?
The answer is 1969, when they reached the National Title Game.
Boilermakers Basketball Fans
Mackey Arena is a great place to catch a college hoops game, and a big reason for that
is the Purdue Boilermakers hoops fans. These fans love their basketball, and they pack into the arena to cheer on their team
for each and every home game. Join them in the stands this season to see if the Boilermakers can put together a special year.