It's Siena vs. Purdue

siena_sports_logo.jpgUpdate: Here's a breakdown of the matchup -- by stats, experts, the masses and Vegas

The NCAA basketball tournament brackets were released Sunday evening -- and Siena is headed west. Way west.

The Saints got the #13 seed in the South bracket (they were a #9 seed last year). They'll face #4 seed Purdue on Friday in Spokane, Washington.

Purdue is 27-5 this season -- and shared the regular season title in the Big Ten. The Boilermakers had been in the running for a top seed until Robbie Hummel, probably their best player, hurt his knee at the end of February. (He's out for the season.) They haven't looked so great since.

What about Syracuse? The Orange got the #1 seed in the West bracket. They'll face #16 seed Vermont on Friday in Buffalo. Yep, Vermont. Payback is in order.


Go Cuse!

Also, I remember that game against Vermont and how utterly like a punch to the gut it was, so again, go Cuse!


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