For the Boilermakers, this is a chance to shrug off some recent close losses and make a deep March Madness run.
Aside from averaging nearly 15 points a game, the senior Boilermaker is an incredible 7-foot-2 and 290 pounds, and he had an immediate impact on No. 2 seed Purdue's matchup Friday afternoon against No. 15 seed Cal State Fullerton. Purdue vs CSU Fullerton online free live streaming basketball is available so you don't miss a single possession.
The two returned in time to join the team for a buffet meal.
Purdue lost to MI in the finals of the Big Ten Tournament, but the Boilermakers have been tough to play against all season, which explains them receiving their highest tourney seed since 1998.
In addition to his nine points and 10 boards in the Boilermakers' 74-48 win in Detroit, Haas is just noticeably larger than everyone else on the court. Haas had 23 points against MI on just 12 shots in the Big Ten Tournament title game, and could easily have a similar performance against Fullerton, whose tallest starter is 6-9. But they haven't won a game in the tournament since then. Senior forward Vincent Edwards is the most experienced of them all. The Titans shoot a ton of free throws, especially Allman and Ahmad, who combine to attempt 11 per game (7.7 for Allman).