March 19 | Thursday | 7:10 p.m. ET KFC Yum! Center | Louisville, KY | Second Round
#9 Purdue Boilermakers
21-14 (12-6 t3rd B1G)
  • Coach: Matt Painter (7 NCAA Appearances, 2 Sweet 16's)
  • Key Wins: BYU, Iowa, Ohio State, NC State
  • Record vs. RPI Top 50: 4-6
  • NCAA Record: 35-28 (27 Appearances)
  • Last Appearance: Round of 32 (2012)
  • Best Finish: NCAA Runner-Up (1969)
#8 Cincinnati Bearcats
24-11 (13-5, 3rd AAC)
  • Head Coach: Mick Cronin | Interim Head Coach: Larry Davis
  • Key Wins: San Diego St., @ NC State, SMU (x2)
  • Record vs. RPI Top 50: 6-3
  • NCAA Record: 45-28 (29th Appearance)
  • Last Appearance: Round of 64 (2014)
  • Best Finish: National Champions (1961, 1962)
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