Senior Chris Kramer moved closer to becoming Purdue's all-time steals leader with four of the team's 10 in a 63-40 victory over Iowa Saturday.
Three of Kramer's steals were in the first half, helping the Boilermakers (21-3, 9-3) limit the Hawkeyes to 15 points.
Kramer needs five steals to pass Brian Cardinal to become the school's leader.
"I thought he did a very good job," coach Matt Painter said. "He did some good things defensively, really made it hard for (Matt) Gatens to get some good looks at the basket. He forced Gatens into two or three pull-ups that were uncharacteristic for him. Chris rebounded the ball, had some steals and did a terrific job on Gatens and had no turnovers, which is very important."
- Robbie Hummel struggled shooting against the Hawkeyes, managing only 3 of 10 from the field and scoring nine points. It snapped a streak of 20 consecutive games with at least 10 points for Hummel, whose only other single-digit scoring game this season was in Game 3 against St. Joseph's. Hummel did have seven rebounds, four assists and two blocks.
- Point guard Lewis Jackson played a season-high 20 minutes and looked pretty good -- five assists, no turnovers, one steal and six points. Check back Sunday for more from Jackson.
- No doubt what the game's highlight was: E'Twaun Moore's nasty one-handed dunk in the first half. Moore brought the ball back in his right hand at about a 35 degree angle and slammed it hard. During Thursday's practice, he had a big dunk with Jackson defending him. Rare plays out of Moore, who has the athleticism and talent to be special in a highlight-way but rarely delivers in that way.