Tonight, the #10 Purdue Boilermakers will face the #7 St. Mary’s Gaels at 7:27 P.M. at the Centurylink Center in Omaha, Nebraska on truTV. The Boilermakers enter the game with a record of 21-12 while the Gaels come in at 27-5. If you can’t watch Purdue vs. St. Mary’s on television, you can catch all the action between the Boilermakers and Gaels online.
Watch Purdue versus St. Mary’s live online here for a one-time fee of $3.99. If you’re a customer of Comcast Xfinity, you can stream all the games here as part of your subscription. Here’s a video preview of the game courtesy of SBRFourm:
Fox News dug up an interesting stat for you Boilermakers fans:
The Boilermakers are in the Big Dance for the sixth straight year, and they have won their first NCAA Tournament game 13 times in a row, last losing an opener back in 1993. PU has reached the Sweet 16 twice in the last three years, and has two Final Four appearances to its credit.
So history says the Boilermakers are primed for a win. However, if you go by history you might also go by superstition and everybody knows how dastardly, diabolical and altogether unlucky the number 13 is. Does the first round win streak stop at 13 or continue strong?
These two teams have never played before and according to an AP article on NCAA.com, the Gaels have never even played a Big Ten opponent. No matter who wins this game, the road ahead will likely be extremely difficult for the winner. Of course, that’s all based on the assumption that UNC and Kansas don’t trip up on their way to the Sweet Sixteen.
The winner of this matchup will go on to face the winner of the game between Kansas and Detroit. Like I just mentioned, Kansas is the heavy favorite there, but hey, upsets happen in sports.