Tournament Central
March 17 | Thursday | 4:30 PM ET |
Pepsi Center | Denver, Colo. | First Round
#5 Purdue Boilermakers
26-9 (12-6, 3rd Big Ten)
  • Coach: Matt Painter (9th NCAA Appearance)
  • Key Wins: Michigan State, Maryland, Wisconsin (2), Vanderbilt
  • Record vs. RPI Top 50: 5-5
  • NCAA Record: 35-27 (28th appearance)
  • Last Appearance: Round of 64 (2015)
  • Best Finish: NCAA Runner-Up (1969)
#12 Little Rock Trojans
29-4 (17-3, 1st Sun Belt) - Sun Belt Champs
  • Coach: Chris Beard (1st NCAA Appearance)
  • Key Wins: San Diego State, UL Monroe, Georgia State, Tulsa
  • Record vs. RPI Top 50: 1-1
  • NCAA Record: 1-4 (5th appearance)
  • Last Appearance: Round of 64 (2011)
  • Best Finish: Round of 32 (1986)
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PROBABLE STARTERS
PURDUE
3 P.J. Thompson
Guard
5-10 | 188
Sophomore
35 Rapheal Davis
Guard
6-6 | 217
Senior
20 A.J. Hammons
Center
7-0 | 250
Senior
50 Caleb Swanigan
Forward
6-9 | 250
Freshman
12 Vince Edwards
Forward
6-8 | 225
Sophomore
ARKANSAS LITTLE ROCK
13 Marcus Johnson Jr.
Guard
5-11 | 175
Junior
Sabonis
3 Josh Hagins
Guard
6-1 | 180
Senior
Dranginis
33 Mareik Isom
Forward
6-9 | 215
RS Senior
Wiltjer
23 Lis Shoshi
Forward
6-11 | 210
Junior
McClellan
0 Roger Woods
Forward
6-5 | 230
Senior
Perkins
SEASON STATS
  GP/GS MPG FG 3PT FT RPG APG BLK STL PPG
P.J. Thompson 34/23 22.4 55-123 (.447) 33-77 (.429) 51-62 (.823) 2.1 2.9 0 23 5.7
Rapheal Davis 30/30 29.4 81-212 (.382) 31-87 (.356) 57-78 (.731) 3.9 2.1 13 13 8.3
A.J. Hammons 32/19 24.2 194-326 (.595) 6-11 (.545) 84-119 (.706) 8.0 1.1 78 9 14.9
Caleb Swanigan 33/33 25.8 127-277 (.458) 21-72 (.292) 67-94 (.713) 8.2 1.9 8 12 10.4
Vince Edwards 34/34 27.1 132-293 (.451) 43-106 (.406) 66-81 (.815) 5.1 2.9 11 18 11.0

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