Boilermakers have a long history of winning basketball teams, but have captured
only one national championship. The 1932 men's basketball team won the national
basketball title. That was before the current NCAA Tournament format existed.
Big Dance record is impressive. In 1969 they made it all the way to the final
before losing the championship bid to UCLA. In 1980 they advanced to the Final
Four, again UCLA denied them.
were eliminated at the Elite 8 level twice and the Sweet 16 three times. In total,
the Purdue Boilermakers have made 23 appearances in the NCAA
their history with UCLA, the Indiana Hoosiers are the team that they share the
biggest rivalry with.
Painter is the current head coach of the Purdue Boilermakers basketball team
who followed his mentor, Gene Keady. Keady began coaching the team in 1980. Painter
played for Keady from 1990 to 1993 and was hired in 2004 to replace Keady when
he retired in 2005.
list of top basketball names who played for the Boilermakers
before going pro is long - and includes names like Steve Scheffler, Carl Landry
(Houston Rockets), Brad Miller (Chicago Bulls), Glenn Robinson and Cuonzo Martin.
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