Purdue to Play in Puerto Rico, Signs Frontcourt Duo

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“Once you go Rican, you never go seekin.” At least that’s what they say. All I know is I wouldn’t likely seek Jennifer Lopez. But the Purdue Boilermakers, expected to be a major player this year in the Big Ten, and possibly in national college basketball as well, is one of seven teams that has committed to participating in the 2011 Honda Puerto Rico Tip-Off. The fifth-annual event is slated for Nov. 17, 18 and 20 at the Coliseo de Puerto Rico in the cosmopolitan Hato Rey district of San Juan.

In addition to the Boilermakers, the 2011 field includes Alabama, Colorado, Iona, Maryland, Temple and Wichita State. A final team to complete the eight-team tournament will be announced at a later date.

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