Mackey Arena will host a pair of opening round games, plus four first round games this week.
The action tips off with Wichita State against Drake at 6:30 p.m. Thursday. Purdue’s arena was selected as one of six sites throughout Indiana hosting NCAA tournament games.
The tournament was moved to Indiana from regions around the country to limit travel during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“None of the teams are staying here locally. They are all coming back and forth from Indianapolis,” said Purdue Assistant Athletic Director for Facilities Al Capitos.