March Madness NJ: Watch FDU Take On Purdue

No. 16 seeded Fairleigh Dickinson (20-15) will square off in the Round of 64 against top seed Purdue (29-5) on Friday (March 17) in the NCAA men’s basketball tournament.

Tipoff at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio is set for 6:50 p.m. ET. A watch party is planned starting at 4:30 p.m. at Hackensack Brewing, 78 Johnson Ave., Hackensack.

FDU march madness
The FDU Knights defeated the Texas Southern Tigers 84-61 and now face the Purdue Boilermakers.

Fans can also catch the game at the Meadowlands Racetrack, where the FDU game and others will be shown at Victory Sports Bar, which has more than 60 televisions. The Victory Sports Bar has a full menu. There’s also a St. Patrick’s Day buffet available at Pink, the racetrack’s tiered dining room.

The game is being broadcast nationwide on TNT and can be streamed on Sling, Hulu and others.

  • Purdue is favored by 23 points and the over/under for total points scored is 145. 
  • Last year Purdue was knocked out by No. 15 seed Saint Peter’s in the Sweet 16.
  • As the shortest men’s Division One team, FDU is facing 7-foot-4 center Zach Edey.
  • Purdue sent the 16th-seeded Knights home in their 1988 opener.

The Knights defeated the Texas Southern Tigers 84-61 in Wednesday’s First Four matchup in Dayton, Ohio.

The NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament has 68 teams playing in 67 live games across the country, from Houston, Texas to New York City.

Cindy Capitani is the Communications & Content Manager at the Meadowlands Chamber. Send press releases and inquiries to