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Kansas Jayhawks Basketball vs Purdue Boilermakers Game Preview and Open Thread

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NCAA Basketball: NCAA Tournament-First Round-Kansas vs UC Davis Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

Kansas meets up with Purdue in the Sweet 16 round of the 2017 NCAA Tournament.

Kansas (30-4, 16-2) is currently ranked #3 in the AP Poll.

Purdue (27-7, 14-4) comes in ranked #15 in the AP Poll.

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Time 8:40 PM Central (Approx)
Location Kansas City, MO
Venue Sprint Center (18,961)
Series KU leads 3-2
Television CBS
Online Streaming
Radio Jayhawk Radio Network Affiliate List Satellite: XM 201 Online (Free):
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Purdue is coached by Matt Painter, who hilariously used Missouri to get a huge raise out of Purdue back in 2011 when Mike Anderson left for Arkansas. Anyway, Painter is 290-146 in 13 seasons of coaching, the previous 12 with Purdue. He previously spent one year as the head coach at Southern Illinois.

These two programs have only met five previous times: 1948, 1949, 1994, 1997, 2012.

The last meeting was a 63-60 Kansas victory in the NCAA Tournament, which the Jayhawks should have only won by one point because the smart play was to run out the clock in that situation, regardless of what the athlete in question says.

This is KU’s 30th Sweet 16, with 9 under Bill Self.

Kansas swept the Champions Classic this year, knocking off Duke, Kentucky, and Michigan State.