Purdue NCAA Tournament History: National Championships, All-Time Record, Best March Madness Results & More

Devon Platana
Purdue March Madness, NCAA Tournament and National Championship history, including all-time record and best finishes.
Purdue March Madness, NCAA Tournament and National Championship history, including all-time record and best finishes. / MARK HOFFMAN/MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL
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One of the oldest programs in college basketball in the United States, the Purdue Boilermakers have had an unfortunate knack for coming up short when it really matters.

Purdue has qualified for the tournament nine times since 2010, but how has that success translated to the March Madness?

Here's a look at Purdue's NCAA Tournament history.

Has Purdue Ever Won a National Championship?

No, the Purdue Boilermakers have never won an NCAA Basketball National Championship in March Madness, despite making the Sweet 16 five times since 2010.

Purdue March Madness Wins & Best Finishes

Purdue's best NCAA Tournament finish came as the runner-up team in 1969. Besides that, 1980 was the only other time the Boilermakers made the Final Four.

In addition to those two finishes, Purdue has made the Elite Eight five times: 1969, 1980, 1994, 2000 and 2019.

Purdue March Madness All-Time Record

Here is a breakdown of Purdue's all-time March Madness finishes.

  • Champion (0): None
  • Runner-Up (1): 1969
  • Final Four (2): 1969, 1980
  • Elite Eight (5): 1969, 1980, 1994, 2000, 2019
  • Sweet 16 (13): 1969, 1980, 1988, 1994, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2009, 2010, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2022
  • Round of 32 (26): 1969, 1977, 1980, 1983, 1984, 1987, 1988, 1990, 1994, 1995, 1996*, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2003, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2022
  • Tournament Appearances (33): 1969, 1977, 1980, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1990, 1991, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996*, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2003, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2021, 2022

* denotes a vacated appearance by the NCAA.

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