A look at the 10 most intriguing teams entering the 2016-17 season
If you like Selection Sunday drama, start your bracket analysis in the Midwest where ACC Tournament runner-up Virginia earned the No. 1 seed over Big Ten Tournament champion Michigan State.
Purdue had its best shooting night under Matt Painter and scored 80+ points in a third-straight Big Ten game for the first time since 1998.
No. 20 Purdue has one of the best frontlines in the country, and that group imposed their will on No. 10 Maryland Saturday afternoon.
Purdue's A.J. Hammons is known as a somewhat mercurial player. Occassionally, he'll do some strange, inexplicable things while on the floor. Having said that, I doubt he's ever done something like this.
No. 9 Iowa is officially the hottest team in college hoops. The Hawkeyes won their ninth straight game on Sunday, defeating No. 22 Purdue 83-71 to move to 7-0 in the Big Ten.
Wisconsin has struggled at home this season, but it's never easy to open a Big Ten season having to play in the Kohl Center. No. 14 Purdue has passed that test.
A.J. Hammons has been one of the most talented players in college basketball for the last four years. He finally seems to be making good on that this season, as he was the Boilermakers' catalyst for defeating Vanderbilt on Tuesday night.
Tuesday's slate is the final jam-packed day of college basketball action before Christmas. One of the marquee matchups will undoubtedly be Vanderbilt travelling to Mackey Arena in West Lafayette, Indiana to take on Purdue.
Here's what to expect from the Crossroads Classic matchup of Butler and Purdue.

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