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2017 Schedule
22-5, 1st in Big Ten
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4hJoe Lunardi

Boilermakers rise to four-seed line

Purdue climbs one notch following its 17-point win over Michigan State on Saturday and joins Butler, UCLA and West Virginia.

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10hJeff Goodman

College hoops Power Rankings: Purdue moves up

Caleb Swanigan had 24 points and 15 boards -- his nation-leading 23rd double-double this season -- to lead the Boilermakers past Michigan State on Saturday.

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Gonzaga, Villanova, Kansas top men's poll

Gonzaga, Villanova and Kansas are the top three teams in the Associated Press men's college basketball poll for the third straight week.

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It's jammed up atop Big Ten

Wisconsin's win over Maryland on Sunday leaves the Badgers tied with Purdue for first place with Maryland one game behind. After that, Northwestern, Michigan State, Minnesota and Michigan are all within one game of each other in the loss column.

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Caleb Swanigan carries Purdue past Michigan State (0:33)
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Watch: Can Boilers keep pace?

Purdue is tied for first place in the Big Ten with Maryland and Wisconsin, who will meet early Sunday. The Boilermakers won their first meeting this season with the Spartans by 11 points in late January. (4 p.m. ET, ESPN/WatchESPN)

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5dJoe Lunardi

Bracketology: Breaking down the Hoosier State

Purdue and Butler are slotted to potentially meet in the second round. Meanwhile, Indiana remains on the bubble and Valpo falls in Lunardi's latest projection.

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Why Swanigan, Kennard are two of the nation's best (0:55)
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Swanigan, Haas lead Purdue past Rutgers (0:55)
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Haas, Swanigan lead No. 16 Purdue past Rutgers

Center Isaac Haas had 24 points and 11 rebounds, and power forward Caleb Swanigan added 12 points and 17 rebounds, and No. 16 Purdue pulled away from Rutgers 74-55 on Tuesday night.

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Haas cleans up with powerful putback in Purdue's win (0:22)

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Purdue's Caleb Swanigan recorded his Division I-leading 22nd double-double of the season. The last Big Ten player to record 22 in a season was Draymond Green in 2011-12 when he led Michigan State to a Big Ten Tournament title and earned Big Ten Player of the Year honors.

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6dEamonn Brennan

Bubble Watch: Big Ten Conference

Wisconsin remains the sole lock from the Big Ten, but Purdue and Maryland should be in. Minnesota, Northwestern, Michigan State, Michigan and Indiana still have work left to do.

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8dJoe Lunardi

Bracketology: Beware of No. 4 seeds

Virginia falls to a No. 4 seed after getting upset by Virginia Tech on Sunday night. UCLA, Duke and Purdue join the Cavs on a dangerous No. 4 line.

Andy Katz ESPN Senior Writer 

Purdue coach Matt Painter on not being in the NCAA tournament selection committee's top 16 released today: "Let's us know you're a five seed and need to win to improve our position.'' But he added he already knew they needed to win games. Wisconsin was also omitted and head coach Greg Gard didn't put much stock in it, saying so much can change in the next month that it makes it irrelevant. Cincinnati coach Mick Cronin, whose Bearcats weren't in it either, didn't want to respond.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

I think the Big Ten not getting a single team in the top-16 is the biggest talking point coming out of the bracket preview. Wisconsin and Purdue, more so the Badgers, have arguments. Wisconsin has a terrible non-conference SOS, though, and they only have two top-50 wins. Moreover, where are those key wins going to come from? Purdue and Wisconsin won't play again until perhaps the Big Ten tournament.

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Swanigan a double-double machine

With his 16-point, 14-rebound outing vs. Indiana on Thursday night, Purdue big man Caleb Swanigan recorded his nation-leading 21st double-double of the season.

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Swanigan benefiting from decision to return to school (1:04)
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Purdue comes out on top after late charge (1:01)

Team Stats

Points Per Game81.327th
Rebounds Per Game38.841st
Assists Per Game18.82nd
Points Allowed66.046th

Tournament History

Final Fours2
Tournament Record35-28
Championship SeasonsNone
Tournament Appearances28