It’s no secret that Purdue is a matchup nightmare for a lot of teams in college basketball. With the explosiveness of Jaden Ivey, the size of Zach Edey and Trevion Williams and outstanding 3-point shooting, the Boilermakers can be incredibly difficult to defend.

That’s the challenge at hand for No. 6 seed Texas, which will take on No. 3 seed Purdue on Sunday in Milwaukee. But this isn’t the first encounter Longhorns head coach Chris Beard has had with the Boilers.

Beard owns a 2-0 record against Matt Painter in the NCAA Tournament. He led No. 12 seed Arkansas-Little Rock to an upset over No. 5 seed Purdue in the 2016 NCAA Tournament. Two years later, his third-seed Texas Tech team defeated the second-seeded Boilermakers in 2018.

Previous success doesn’t necessarily translate to this year. Beard knows that Purdue presents some serious challenges on the floor.

“Coach Painter’s teams always seem to have some of the biggest players in college basketball,” Beard said, per ESPN’s Adam Rittenberg. “All kinds of challenges that go along with that.”

Purdue cruised to a first-round win over Yale while Texas enjoyed an opening victory over Virginia Tech.

The Boilermakers have been one of the favorites to reach the Final Four all season long — staying ranked inside the Top 10 from start to finish. Beard’s previous success against Painter gives Texas a serious shot, though.

Sunday’s matchup should be a fun one with a trip to the Sweet 16 hanging in the balance.