Published: Sat, March 17, 2018
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Isaac Haas out for season with fractured elbow

Isaac Haas out for season with fractured elbow

Purdue advanced to face the Arkansas-Butler victor.

Purdue men's basketball coach Matt Painter laughed Thursday in regards to being asked ad nauseum about the extended lay-off that his team had endured following the earlier than usual Big Ten Tournament.

Haas fell on the elbow midway through the second half while battling for a rebound.

Haas told media members after the game that he was optimistic the injury would not prevent him from participating in the round of 32 before x-rays showed surgery was necessary. After a 23-2 start to the season, Purdue went 5-4 in its final nine games and finished the regular season with a 28-6 record. However, the Boilers continually drove the ball against the Titans (20-12) and generated points at the free throw line. Purdue fans also raised more than $20,000 through a GoFundMe page to help with the cost of getting and training a seizure assistance dog for her.

Tenth seed Butler and No. 7 Arkansas find themselves in the same region of the NCAA Tournament for the second straight season, only this time with much different seeds.

Cal State Fullerton's Titans is the only Southern California team this year to make it to the Big Dance. The marks the program's first appearance in the NCAA Tournament since 2008.

The Boilers shot just 39 percent from the field for the game, but sank 8 of their last dozen 3-pointers.

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