When Was the Last Time Purdue Won the NCAA Tournament?

Jaden Ivey and the Boilermakers hope to win their first National Championship in school history
Jaden Ivey and the Boilermakers hope to win their first National Championship in school history / Patrick McDermott/GettyImages

Purdue is one of the most successful regular season Big Ten basketball teams in college basketball history with 24 conference titles. The Boilermakers beat Texas to advance to their fourth Sweet 16 in the last five years and will face Saint Peter's for the chance to make their second Elite Eight in three years.

For such a storied program with decades of success, this team has an opportunity to go down as one of the best in Purdue history. But that begs the question, when was the last time the Boilermakers won the NCAA Tournament?

When Was the Purdue’s Last National Championship

Uh, well, never. Despite all that regular season success, Purdue has never won the NCAA Tournament. They've made the Final Four twice (1969, 1980) and lost in the National Championship game in 1969, but have never been the last team standing.

Can Matt Painter's talented, experienced bunch accomplish what no Boilermaker squad before them has?

Purdue’s Odds to Win National Championship

WynnBET Sportsbook currently has Purdue listed at +900 to win the NCAA Tournament. They play Saint Peter's in the Sweet 16 and would take on the winner of North Carolina vs UCLA in the Elite Eight.

The Boilermakers are heavy favorites to make the Elite Eight. WynnBET has them favored by 13 over Saint Peter's and at -800 on the moneyline, so the path is clear for Purdue to make a win at their first Final Four since 1980.

Led by star guard Jaden Ivey, Purdue has the second-best offense in the country, per KenPom, and this is their best opportunity to win their first National Championship in years.

At +900, bettors should take a long look at the Boilermakers. They've got the easiest remaining path to the Final Four and have the best guard in college basketball. Get ready, Purdue fans, this could be the year you've been waiting for.

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