Purdue Boilermakers Basketball Tickets
Team: Purdue Boilermakers
Conference: Big Ten
Location: West Lafayette, Ind.
Arena: Mackey Arena
Notable Players: Steve Scheffler, Glenn Robinson, JaJuan Johnson, Caleb Swanigan, John Wooden, Robert Kessler, Rick Mount, Robbie Hummel, Carsen Edwards, Joe Barry Carroll, Dave Schellhase
Purdue Boilermakers Basketball TicketsHailing from the small town of West Lafayette, the Purdue Boilermakers' basketball team is defined by its gritty toughness and stout defense. In the pre-tournament days, Purdue was named the 1932 National Champions with All-American guard John Wooden. In the tournament era, Purdue has qualified for two Final Fours. The 1968 to 1969 team, led by forward Rick Mount and Head Coach George King, finished first in the Big Ten and made it all the way to the NCAA Finals but lost to the legendary UCLA Bruins team coached by John Wooden. The 1979-1980 team lost to UCLA in the Final Four (this time led by head coach Larry Brown) but beat Iowa in the third-place consolation game. A year after the Final Four appearance, Gene Keady took over head coaching duties from Lee Rose. Though he did not qualify for the Final Four during his tenure, Keady did amass 512 wins, the most in Purdue history. After Keady retired in 2005, Southern Illinois coach Matt Painter took over and maintained the same consistent success. He won the Coach of the Year and his team reached the Elite Eight in 2019. Grab your tickets at StubHub to see Purdue in action.
What was the team’s record last season?The Purdue Boilermakers finished the 2018-2019 season with a record of 26-10 and had a first-place tie for the Big Ten championship. The season ended in the Elite Eight with a tough 80-75 overtime loss against No. 1 seed and eventual champion Virginia.
What are the top games of the 2019-2020 season for the Purdue Boilermakers?The Purdue Boilermakers team faces a rematch against Virginia in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge on Dec. 4 and then plays Butler in the Crossroads Classic on Dec. 21. In 2020, Purdue plays at Michigan on Jan. 9, home against Michigan State on Jan. 12, at Maryland on Jan. 18 and at Indiana on Feb. 8. This is followed by home matchups against Michigan on Feb. 22 and Indiana on Feb. 27. The Big Ten Tournament begins on March 11.
How big is Mackey Arena?Mackey Arena, which has served as the home of the Boilermakers' basketball team since 1967, has a seating capacity of just under 15,000 after renovations done in 2007 and 2012. Both club seats and courtside seating are available for all home basketball games.
What is the experience like at a Purdue Boilermakers' home game?Mackey Arena features plenty of things for fans to experience. In the Northwest corner of the arena stands the seven-foot-tall bronze John Wooden statue, which was first dedicated in 2016. Behind the statue is the pyramid of success, which shows the character qualities of a true champion. Of course, home games are also noted for the rabid fanbase, which sports the team colors of black and gold. You'll likely hear students chanting the university’s official fight song, "Hail Purdue!"
Who are the Purdue Boilermakers' biggest rivals?Purdue shares an in-state rival with fellow Big Ten team, the Indiana Hoosiers from Bloomington, Ind. Since the first meeting in 1901, the two teams have met over 200 times. Many of their matchups have had implications for the Big Ten and the national championship.
Where do I get Purdue Boilermakers' tickets?If you want to see the Purdue Boilermakers, you can get your tickets at StubHub, the largest online ticket marketplace in the world.
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