The Purdue Boilermakers men’s basketball team is a Division I program for Purdue University. The team is located in West Lafayette, Indiana and plays their home games at the Mackey Arena. The Mackey Arena has a capacity of 14,123 people and opened in 1967. The arena is one of the loudest in the NCAA due to its domed aluminum roof. The team plays in the Big Ten Conference. The team is currently coached by Matt Painter. In Painter’s seven-year tenure as coach at Purdue, he has turned them into a perennial contender, making the NCAA Tournament in each of the last six years, including consecutive runs to the Sweet Sixteen in 2009 and 2010. Painter holds a record of 160-77 in his tenure at the school including turning the team from a nine-win squad in 2006 to a 22-win squad in 2007.
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