Haas’ 24 lead No. 16 Purdue to 77-55 win over Lehigh

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WEST LAFAYETTE, IN - JANUARY 28: Isaac Haas #44 of the Purdue Boilermakers high fives students after the game against the Indiana Hoosiers at Mackey Arena on January 28, 2015 in West Lafayette, Indiana. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Sophomore center Isaac Haas scored 21 of his career-high 24 points in the second half and No. 16 Purdue pulled away to beat winless Lehigh 77-55 on Saturday night.

Purdue took advantage of foul trouble to reigning Patriot League Player of the Year Tim Kempton to improve to 6-0, with all the victories by at least 22 points. Haas’ previous high was 19 as a freshman in a Maui Invitational loss to Kansas State.

Johnny Hill added 13 points, P.J. Thompson had 10, Vince Edwards finished with nine points and 10 rebounds, and Caleb Swanigan had seven points and 12 rebounds.

Kempton led Lehigh (0-6) with 17 points and nine rebounds.