Here are the key facts about Purdue opponent Saint Mary’s (Calif.) in the first round of the NCAA tournament (we refuse to call them second-round games):
Hometown: Moraga, Calif.
Conference: West Coast
Record: 27-5 (14-2)
Tournament Record: 3-6 in six NCAA appearances (1959, 1989, 1997, 2005, 2008, 2010). Sweet 16 in 2010.
Most notable NBA player: Tom Meschery averaged 12.7 points a game over 10 seasons (1961-71) in the NBA.
Fun Fact: From the school’s website: “The 420-acre campus enjoys a moderate climate which permits yearlong outdoor recreation. Moraga has approximately 16,650 residents, hiking-biking trails, several parks and two shopping centers.” So there’s that.