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Purdue vs. Little Rock – Game Time, TV Channel, Announcers, Betting Line, Predictions

The 2016 NCAA Tournament Bracket was revealed Sunday evening on CBS.

The Purdue Boilermakers, out of the Big Ten, earned the 5-seed in the Midwest region, where they will face the twelfth-seeded Little Rock Trojans, out of the Sun Belt Conference. The Boilermakers (26-8) fell just short of Michigan State in the the Big Ten tournament title game, while the Trojans (29-4) captured the Sun Belt Conference tournament title.

The winner of this matchup will have the opportunity to face the winner of Iowa State vs. Iona.

Date: Thursday, March 17

Time: 4:20 p.m. Approx

TV Channel: TBS

Location: Denver, Colorado

Announcers: Catalon/ Lappas// Eradhl

Opening Betting Line: TBD

Prediction: Purdue, when hot, is one of the best teams in the country, playing both ends of the floor. If the Boilermakers get hot, there's not telling how far they might go. After playing Michigan State tough in the Big Ten title game, it's clear to see they're ready for the road ahead. Little Rock did well in the Sun Belt and ran away with the conference title, but they haven't dealt with the level of competition Purdue has. 

Plain gold Purdue Logo.

When it's all said and done, we'll take Purdue here. As one of the most dangerous teams in the tournament, it's hard to imagine Little Rock finding enough to pull the upset.