Haas, Hammons lead No. 11 Purdue over New Mexico

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WEST LAFAYETTE, IN - DECEMBER 5: Members of the Purdue Boilermakers celebrate during the game against the New Mexico Lobos at Mackey Arena on December 5, 2015 in West Lafayette, Indiana. Purdue defeated New Mexico 70-58. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Seven-foot-two Isaac Haas scored 21 points and 7-footer A.J. Hammons added 16 in No. 11 Purdue’s 70-58 victory over New Mexico on Saturday.

The Boilermakers improved to 8-0 for the first time since the 2009-10 team won 14 straight at the start of the season.

New Mexico (5-2), which got 21 points from Elijah Brown and 16 from Cullen Neal, had no answer for the Boilermakers’ 7-footers in the second half when Hammons scored 14 and Haas added nine.

Hammons had 11 rebounds. Haas had six.

Purdue’s Johnny Hill, who scored 13 points, limited Neal to three second-half points. Neal is the son of Lobos coach Craig Neal.

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