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State Rivals Going To The Big Dance
Updated May 4, 2013 11:56 PM | Filed under: Network Indiana
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(UNDATED) - The Indiana Hoosiers and Purdue Boilermakers got their tickets to the NCAA tournament on Sunday night.

The Hoosiers will face the Gonzaga Bulldogs in the first round of the NCAA men's basketball tournament. The Hoosiers received the number-seven seed in the West and will face the tenth-seeded Bulldogs Thursday in Sacramento.

The Hoosiers are 20-and-10 after falling to Illinois in the quarterfinals of the Big Ten tournament. Gonzaga is 23-and-10 and won the West Coast Conference tournament. Gonzaga eliminated IU in the second round of last year's NCAA tournament.

The Purdue Boilermakers will play Arizona in the first round of the NCAA men's basketball tournament. The Boilermakers have the number-nine seed in the Midwest region and will face the eighth-seeded Wildcats Friday in New Orleans.

Purdue is 21-and-11 and advanced to the semifinals of the Big Ten tournament before falling to number-one Ohio State. Arizona is 20-and-10 and lost in the quarterfinals of the Pac-ten tournament to eventual champion Oregon.



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