December 2, 2017, marks the 50th anniversary of Mackey Arena in West Lafayette, Indiana. Check out our Top 50 #MackeyMoments of the last
50 years as we countdown to tipoff of the Purdue basketball season! #BoilerUp


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John Wooden-coached UCLA visits for the Mackey Arena Dedication Game.

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Rick Mount scores 61 points against Iowa - still the most in Big Ten history.

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Arnette Hallman's buzzer beater gives Purdue a 52-50 win over No. 1-ranked Michigan State.

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Purdue upends top-ranked Tennessee to open the 1999 NCAA championship season.

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Purdue wins its first outright Big Ten title in 21 years with a win over Indiana.

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Big Dog scores 49 points to lift Purdue to its first of three straight Big Ten titles.

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President Ronald Reagan speaks to a crowd of 10,000.

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The 1999 national champion women's basketball team is honored.

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Purdue blows out Northwestern to cap off its third straight Big Ten championship.

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ESPN College Gameday visits Mackey Arena for the first time. 

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A packed house sees Purdue defeat the Soviet Union during the height of the Cold War.

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The Baby Boilers arrive on the scene with a 60-56 victory over No. 11 Wisconsin.

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On Senior Day for Stephanie White and Ukari Figgs, Purdue has its first women's basketball sellout.

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E'Twaun Moore surpasses 2,000 points as Purdue tops No. 2 Ohio State.

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Women's basketball clinches the first Big Ten title in program history with 112-49 win over Illinois.

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Rick Mount returns to Mackey Arena, setting off the longest ovation in facility history.

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After 25 years on the sidelines, Gene Keady coaches his final game at Mackey Arena.

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A win over No. 10 Michigan gives Purdue first outright Big Ten title in 19 years.

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Joe Barry Carroll dominates the Spartans, then gives mother flowers at the end of the game.

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Purdue denies Indiana a Big Ten title, setting off Mackey's first court-storming.

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Purdue beats the No. 1 team in the nation for the first time, topping Penn State 57-54.

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Win over No. 3 Indiana propels Purdue to Big Ten co-championship.

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A last-second bucket by Jannon Roland gave Purdue its 18th straight win over the Hoosiers.

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Purdue rededicates Mackey Arena after a $99 million renovation.

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Women's basketball stages the largest comeback in its history, overcoming a 21-point deficit.

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A 105-45 throttling of Ohio State is Purdue's first-ever win against the Buckeyes.

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Brian Cardinal leads Purdue Men's Basketball to win over eventual national champions.


In the first-ever women’s basketball game, Purdue defeats Illinois in overtime. 


Caleb Swanigan posts Purdue's first 30-20 game in nearly 50 years. 


Purdue defeats No. 6-ranked Illinois to win Gene Keady's first Big Ten title.


Chris Kramer breaks his nose but returns to the game against Michigan.


Women's basketball drops a program- and Mackey Arena-record 129 points on Kent State.


Led by the Big Dog, expectations are at an all-time high for the 1993-94 season. 


Cuonzo Martin's second half carries Boilermakers to second straight Big Ten title. 


Purdue stuns No. 2-ranked and Final Four-bound Illinois. 


Boilermakers rally from down 16 to upset fourth-ranked Ohio State.


Rapheal Davis' overtime free throw gives Purdue a win over No. 8 Michigan State.


Rick Mount scores 40 as Purdue whallops Indiana by 44, 120-76.


Sharon Versyp earns her program-record 207th victory with win over Indiana.


Purdue sets an NCAA volleyball attendance record with a crowd of 10,645.


Women’s basketball records its first-ever win over a  ranked opponent, downing No. 3 Texas 76-71.


Purdue rallies for an overtime victory in a top-10 intrastate showdown. 


Bob Ford goes for 36 points and 20 rebounds in an overtime win over Minnesota.


In a battle of top-10 teams, Lee's buzzer beater gives Purdue a thrilling victory.


Unranked Purdue stuns No. 7 Notre Dame 73-58.



The Boilermakers knock off defending national champion Texas A&M in Big Ten/Big 12 Challenge.


A raucous Mackey Arena crowd helps Purdue defeat No. 6 West Virginia on New Year's Day 2010.


Courtney Moses sets an NCAA Tournament record, draining nine 3-pointers vs. South Dakota State.


The popular English rock band Yes performs the only concert at Mackey Arena.


Nearly 10,000 fans turn out to watch their favorite Boilermakers in the first alumni game.