Purdue starting center Isaac Haas took part in practice today, but is not expected to play in the Boilermakers’ game Friday night against Texas Tech in Boston.
But CBS reporter Allie LaForce tweeted that Haas likely won’t be ready for the East Region semifinal as he recovers from a broken elbow.
— Allie LaForce (@ALaForce) March 22, 2018
Haas averaged 14.9 points and 5.6 rebounds during the regular season. He scored 9 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in the Boilermakers’ 74-48 first-round triumph over Cal State-Fullerton. He entered the tournament as the Boilermakers’ second-leading scorer and one of four Purdue players averaging double figures.
Texas Tech will face another 7-footer off Purdue’s bench
Matt Haarms, a 7-3 redshirt freshman, replaced Haas in the starting lineup while 6-10 Jacquil Taylor, who had been used sparingly this season, joined the rotation.
His injury has led most to write off the chances of the Boilermakers. The Westgate sportsbook bumped their odds of winning the title from 12-to-1 to 25-to-1 after his injury.
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