Purdue and Cal State Fullerton meet in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Friday, March 16. The Boilermakers enter the tournament as a 2 seed and CSU Fullerton is a 15 seed out of the Big West Conference. Find game information, including the time, TV channel and online streaming information for the first-round game below.
2018 NCAA Tournament: Purdue-Cal State Fullerton date, time
Time: 12:40 p.m. ET
Date: Friday, March 16
Location: Little Caesars Arena, Detroit, Mich.
NCAA Tournament info: First round, East region
What TV channel is Purdue-Cal State Fullerton on?
The game will air on truTV.
How can I watch Purdue-Cal State Fullerton online?
The game will be streaming on the March Madness Live app.
Purdue NCAA Tournament outlook
Purdue came up short against Michigan in the Big Ten Tournament championship game, but the Boilermakers are still a team to watch in the Big Dance. And as Landf10’s Ryan Connors explains, Purdue has an intriguing recipe for success:
In some ways, Purdue’s roster looks made for March Madness. The Boilermakers start four seniors and one standout sophomore, a recipe of talent and experience that could prove vital in the tournament. Purdue doesn’t rely on one star, but Carsen Edwards (that standout sophomore) and Vince Edwards (no relation, but also good at basketball) are both able to carry the team at times.
Purdue does shoot the lights out on 3-pointers, which can often be a double-edged sword in the Big Dance. The theory goes that teams what rely on threes to win only need one bad performance to see their season end. But while Purdue shoots the second-best 3-point percentage in Division I, there are signs the Boilermakers don’t only rely on threes to sustain their offense. The Boilermakers only rank 99th in 3-point attempt rate, a sign that they aren’t just a 3-point shooting team
NCAA Tournament 2018: Schedule, dates
FIRST FOUR (in Dayton, Ohio)
Tuesday, March 13
- No. 16 Radford vs. No. 16 LIU Brooklyn | 6:40 p.m. ET | truTV
- No. 11 UCLA vs. No. 11 St. Bonaventure | 9:10 p.m. | truTV
Wednesday, March 14
- No. 11 Syracuse vs. No. 11 Arizona | 6:40 p.m. ET | truTV
- No. 16 Texas Southern vs. No. 16 NC Central | 9:10 p.m. | truTV
FIRST ROUND (ROUND of 64)
Thursday, March 15
- No. 7 Rhode Island vs. No. 10 Oklahoma | 12:15 p.m. ET | CBS
- No. 3 Tennessee vs. No. 14 Wright State | 12:40 p.m. | truTV
- No. 4 Gonzaga vs. No. 13 UNC Greensboro | 1:30 p.m. | TNT
- No. 1 Kansas vs. No. 16 Penn | 2 p.m. | TBS
- No. 2 Duke vs. No. 15 Iona | 2:45 p.m. | CBS
- No. 6 Miami vs. No. 11 Loyola (Chicago) | 3:10 p.m. | truTV
- No. 5 Ohio State vs. No. 12 South Dakota | 4 p.m. | TNT
- No. 8 Seton Hall vs. No. 9 N.C. State | 4:30 p.m. | TBS
- No. 1 Villanova vs. No. 16 LIU Brooklyn/Radford | 6:50 p.m. | TNT
- No. 5 Kentucky vs. No. 12 Davidson | 7:10 p.m. | CBS
- No. 6 Houston vs. No. 11 San Diego State | 7:20 p.m. | TBS
- No. 3 Texas Tech vs. No. 14 Stephen F. Austin | 7:27 p.m. | truTV
- No. 8 Virginia Tech vs. No. 9 Alabama | 9:20 p.m. | TNT
- No. 4 Arizona vs. No. 13 Buffalo | 9:40 p.m. | CBS
- No. 3 Michigan vs. No. 14 Montana | 9:50 p.m. | TBS
- No. 6 Florida vs. No. 11 St. Bonaventure/UCLA | 9:57 p.m. | truTV
Friday, March 16
- No. 7 Texas A&M vs. No. 10 Providence | 12:15 p.m. ET | CBS
- No. 2 Purdue vs. No. 15 CS Fullerton | 12:40 p.m | truTV
- No. 4 Wichita State vs. No. 13 Marshall | 1:30 p.m. | TNT
- No. 2 Cincinnati vs. No. 15 Georgia State | 2 p.m. | TBS
- No. 2 North Carolina vs. No. 15 Lipscomb | 2:45 p.m. | CBS
- No. 7 Arkansas vs. No. 10 Butler | 3:10 p.m. | truTV
- No. 5 West Virginia vs. No. 12 Murray State | 4 p.m. | TNT
- No. 7 Nevada vs. No. 10 Texas | 4:30 p.m. | TBS
- No. 8 Creighton vs. No. 9 Kansas State | 6:50 p.m. | TNT
- No. 3 Michigan State vs. No. 14 Bucknell | 7:10 p.m. | CBS
- No. 1 Xavier vs. No. 16 NC Central/Texas Southern | 7:20 p.m. | TBS
- No. 4 Auburn vs. No. 13 College of Charleston | 7:27 p.m. | truTV
- No. 1 Virginia vs. No. UMBC | 9:20 p.m. | TNT
- No. 6 TCU vs. No. 11 Arizona State/Syracuse | 9:40 p.m. | CBS
- No. 8 Missouri vs. No. 9 Florida State | 9:50 p.m. | TBS
- No. 5 Clemson vs. No. 12 New Mexico State | 9:57 p.m. | truTV