"We're happy for the chance to continue our season and excited that the Gazelle Group afforded us this opportunity," Purdue head coach Matt Painter said in a statement. "I'm confident that this will be a positive step for the future of our program."
This is the first time a Big Ten program has played in the CBI, a tournament in its sixth year of existence.
For the Purdue program, the tournament offers the chance for a young team to gain needed experience.
Tipoff for Wednesday's contest is at 7 ET. from Mackey Arena.