Boilermakers put six-game Challenge win streak on line
Isaac Haas finished with a career-high 24 points.
Purdue looking for first 6-0 start since the 2009-10 season
Purdue wins first tournament since 2009-10 season
Hammons and Stephens came off the bench to help lift the Boilermakers to victory
No. 16 Purdue defeated Lehigh 77-55 Saturday.
Purdue 61, Old Dominion 39
Vermont at Purdue
Purdue men's basketball defeated Northwestern Ohio, 92-43, on Nov. 8, 2015.
NCAA Basketball: Purdue squares off aginst North Carolina A&Tat Mackey Arena.
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Kyle Macy National Freshman of the Year Award finalist (2015)
Haas to Try Out For Pan Am Games (June 29, 2015)
Haas had a strong freshman season, ranking sixth on the team in scoring (7.6 PPG), fifth in rebounding (4.1 RPG) and second in blocked shots (25) and field goal percentage (.535).
Averaged a team-best 11.5 PPG in non-conference play, shooting a sizzling 62.5 percent from the field.
Saw his averages dip in Big Ten regular-season play, averaging 5.4 PPG and shooting just 45.5 percent from the field.
His 53.5 field goal percentage ranked as the seventh-best percentage by a freshman in school history and his 25 blocked shots were the eighth most.
Had 10 double-figure outings in his first 13 games, but just four in the last 21 games, coming against Wisconsin, Iowa, Northwestern and Indiana.
Was the only player in America to shoot at least 130 free throws in under 15.0 minutes per game.
In two games against Indiana, scored 16 points with nine rebounds in just 21 minutes, going 8-of-10 from the free throw line.
Struggled with turnovers, turning the ball over 54 times, the third most on the squad.
Broke out in a big way against Kansas State in the EASports Maui Invitational, scoring 19 points with six rebounds on 7-of-9 shooting in just 20 minutes.
In his three games at the Maui Invitational, Haas averaged 12.3 PPG and 5.3 RPG in just 20.7 MPG while shooting 14-of-18 (.778) from the field.
In the NCAA Tournament against Cincinnati, Haas tallied eight points and six rebounds in just 16 minutes.
In games he started this year (11 games from Dec. 8 to Jan. 21; 5-6 record), Haas averaged 7.4 PPG and 3.5 RPG, while shooting 52.5 percent.
In games that he came off the bench (16-7 record), he averaged 7.7 PPG, 4.3 RPG and shot 54.1 percent from the field.
A four-star recruit and the No. 64-ranked player nationally by Rivals.com, the No. 83-ranked player by 247Sports.com and the No. 86-ranked player by ESPN.com.
Ranked as the No. 9 center nationally by ESPN.com and the No. 6 player in Alabama by 247Sports.com.
Averaged about 20.0 points, 12.0 rebounds and 5.0 blocks per game as a senior at Hokes Bluff.
Averaged 18.5 points, 11.0 rebounds and 4.5 blocks as a junior at Hokes Bluff High School.
Opened his senior season with a 20-point, 10-rebound, six-block effort against Pleasant Valley High School.
Becomes the third Boilermaker from the state of Alabama, joining Decatur native Tarrance Crump (2007-08) and Joe Marshall (2001-02), who was from Mobile.
Will be tied for the tallest player in Purdue basketball history.
Is a great system fit for the Boilermakers and a true center who will excel in Painter's motion offense and physical man defense.
A 4.0 student at Hokes Bluff.
His high school head coach, Greg Watkins, describes him as a "gym rat".
Idolizes current Indiana Pacers star Roy Hibbert.
Turned down overtures from Wake Forest, Virginia, Texas A&M, Texas, Stanford, UCLA, Butler and UAB among others.
Born Oct. 2, 1995, in Birmingham, Ala.
Son of Danny and Rachel Haas.
Has a younger sister, Erin.
Enjoys fishing, hunting, kayaking and mountain biking.