Sixth-ranked Purdue landed a No. 4 seed for the NCAA tournament and will play No. 13 Siena Friday in Spokane, Wash., in the South Regional.
The Boilermakers (27-5) had their seed drop because of the absence of injured Robbie Hummel and their poor showing in the final game of the Big Ten tournament, according to NCAA tournament chair Dan Guerrero.
Guerrero spoke with CBS sports after the selection committee and when asked about Hummel's injury said, "frankly that made a difference where we seeded them." He said also said Purdue is "a different team" with him in the lineup.
Siena (27-6) won the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference regular-season and tournament titles. It has four players who average in double-figure scoring, and Ryan Rossiter also averages 11.1 rebounds per game. Point guard Ronald Moore averages 7.8 assists per game.
The winner of the game will play the winner of No. 5 Texas A&M and No. 12 Utah State.
An advancement to the Sweet 16 likely will mean a matchup with top seed Duke in Houston.