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Purdue cruising

No. 5 Purdue is shooting 59 percent, including making 7 of 11 three-pointers, as its surged to a 47-25 halftime lead over Valparaiso.

E'Twaun Moore has made all five of his three-pointers, some when Valpo switched to a zone defense, and has 17 first-half points.

Robbie Hummel is 2 for 2 on threes and has eight points.

JaJuan Johnson may not have any three-pointers, but he has made four jumpers from near the old three-point line, and has 13 points.

The Boilermakers simply are too good for the Crusaders, who are shooting 35 percent and have 11 turnovers.

  • Purdue freshman Sandi Marcius, who broke his foot in the preseason, is not wearing his walking boot. Coach Matt Painter said earlier in the week that he thought Marcius may start running this week.

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