Purdue pounds Old Dominion in first round NCAA Tournament tilt

HARTFORD, Conn. - The music has stopped for this season. Old Dominion men's hoops is done dancing.

Jason Wade goes for a layup. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

The Monarchs fell to Purdue 61-48 at the XL Center early Friday morning.

Ahmad Caver led ODU with 19 points, while Carsen Edwards led the Boilermakers with a game-high 26 points.

The Monarchs cut a once 20-point deficit to 55-46 with 4:26 remaining in the contest. That was as close as the rally would come, as ODU scores just two points the rest of the game.

Old Dominion finishes the season at 26-and-9.

The Monarchs' last NCAA Tournament win came back in 2010 when they beat Notre Dame 51-50.

Purdue will play Villanova on Saturday at 8:40 p.m.

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