No. 14 Old Dominion faces off against no. 3 Purdue on Thursday, March 21 in Hartford, Conn. This is Old Dominion's first appearance in the Tournament since 2011.
Old Dominion won the Conference USA Championship with a 62-56 win over Western Kentucky and a 26-8 season record. This it the eighth time that head coach Jeff Jones has led a team to the NCAA Tournament, and this is Old Dominion's twelfth Division I appearance.
Purdue finished the season with a 23-9 record and won a share of the Big 10 regular season championship. This is head coach Matt Painter's 14th year with Purdue and Purdue's 31st appearance in program history. Painter has led Purdue to the Tournament 10 times since he started with the team in 2005, and last year, the team made it to the Sweet Sixteen.
Here is the NCAA Tournament information:
Old Dominion vs. Purdue How to Watch
What: 2019 NCAA Tournament First Round, South Region
Who: No. 14 Old Dominion (26-8, 13-5 C-USA) vs. No. 3 Purdue (23-9, 16-4 Big Ten)
When: 9:50 p.m. ET on Thursday, March 21
Where: XL Center, Hartford, Conn.
TV Channel: TBS
Online Stream: March Madness Live on NCAA.com
TV Announcers: Carter Blackburn / Debbie Antonelli / John Schriffen
Old Dominion vs. Purdue Bracket Analysis
How They Got Here: Old Dominion (auto-bid, Conference USA champions), Purdue (at-large)
Previous Meeting: 61-39 Purdue win on Nov. 21, 2015 (Purdue leads all-time series 2-0)
Next Round: Winner of No. 6 Villanova vs. No. 11 St. Mary's (CA)
South Region Bracket:
No. 1 Virginia vs. No. 16 Gardner-Webb
No. 8 Ole Miss vs. No. 9 Oklahoma
No. 5 Wisconsin vs. No. 12 Oregon
No. 4 Kansas State vs. No. 13 UC Irvine
No. 6 Villanova vs. No. 11 St. Mary's (CA)
No. 3 Purdue vs. No. 14 Old Dominion
No. 7 Cincinnati vs. No. 10 Iowa
No. 2 Tennessee vs. No. 15 Colgate
Old Dominion vs. Purdue Betting Spread, Lines & Odds
Favorites: Purdue -13
Money Line: N/A
Against The Spread: Old Dominion (13-20-1), Purdue (17-15)
Betting lines found on BetOnline.ag
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