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Purdue center Isaac Haas to miss rest of season with fractured elbow

Cal State Fullerton v Purdue

DETROIT, MI - MARCH 16: Isaac Haas #44 of the Purdue Boilermakers reacts after falling to the court on a foul by Cal State Fullerton Titans during the second half of the game in the first round of the 2018 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament at Little Caesars Arena on March 16, 2018 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

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Isaac Haas will miss the rest of the tournament after he fractured his elbow on a hard fall late in the second half of a win over No. 15 Cal St.-Fullerton on Friday.

With about seven minutes left in a game that was already decided, Haas got tangled up with a Fullerton big man and fell directly onto his right elbow. He was down for a few minutes and he did return to the game, but only briefly.

Haas had nine points and 10 boards on Friday. He was averaging 14.7 points and 5.7 boards on the season. The 7-foot-3, 290 pound center was the anchor of Purdue’s, the guy that Matt Painter ran everything off of due to his ability to score with his back-to-the-basket.

In his absence, expect freshman Matt Haarms to see major minutes with Jacquil Taylor filling into the back-up role.

Purdue plays the winner of Butler and Arkansas on Sunday.