Friday, March 1

Purdue basketball score, live updates vs. Texas in March Madness

The No. 3 seeded Purdue Boilermakers meet No. 6 Texas in East Region NCAA Tournament action. 

The Boilermakers (28-7) defeated Yale in the first round while the Longhorns (22-11) beat Virginia Tech. 

The winner meets March Madness upstart Saint Peter’s in Sweet 16 action. 

Follow Mike Carmin and Gregg Doyel for game updates. We’ll have updates, too, so please remember to refresh

Final: Purdue 81, Texas 71 

Purdue (29-7) is in the Sweet 16 for the first time since 2019. 

Trevion Williams scores 22 points, Jaden Ivey adds 18 and Zach Edey has 11 points and 10 rebounds. Eric Hunter Jr. scores 11 and Ethan Morton is the unexpected scorer with 8. 

Purdue goes 33-of-46 on free throws and is +13 in rebounds. The Boilermakers commit only 4 second-half turnovers.

Marcus Carr scores 23 points, including 4-of-8 3s, for Texas (22-12), and Andrew Jones adds 17.

Up next for the Boilers: No. 15 seed Saint Peter’s on Friday night in Philadelphia. 

Get your popcorn ready:How you can watch Purdue vs. Saint Peter’s 

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