Posted March 15, 2012 on AP on Fox
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No one is more excited about Purdue's NCAA tournament game against Saint Mary's than Robbie Hummel. The Boilermakers' star is right back where he wants to be after missing the tournament the past two years because of two anterior cruciate ligament tears in his right knee. No. 10-seeded Purdue (21-12) meets the No. 7 Gaels (27-5) on Friday in the Midwest Regional. Hummel is looking for a big finish to his career after returning to average 16.7 points and 7.1 rebounds this season while making first-team all-Big Ten. ''Sitting out the last two years, it's been frustrating,'' Hummel said Thursday. ''It's made this time all the more special for me. When you miss something like that - where you've grown up watching the tournament and always wanting to play in it - it's disappointing to not be with your team.'' Hummel and the Boilermakers are playing some of their best ball lately. The 6-foot-8 senior forward scored better tha...
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