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Insider Intel: Purdue's D eyes UConn

The Boilermakers made it to their first Sweet 16 since 2000; will the ride end there?

Originally Published: March 21, 2009
By Ted Bauer | ESPN Insider

Purdue hadn't advanced out of the second round since 2000, and on Saturday night it took some key last-minute shots not falling for Washington in order for the Boilermakers to get over the hump and head to the Sweet 16.

Their opponent awaiting them, UConn, has won its first two games in this year's tourney by an average margin of 41 points and has a likely top-five draft pick to boot.

Purdue is cooked, right?