Perhaps one of the most impressive things about Purdue's 72-64 victory over Siena on Friday was the Boilermakers won with leading scorer E'Twaun Moore still struggling from the field.
Moore made only 5 of 15 shots, missed all of his three-pointers and scored 12 points. In his last seven games, he's shooting 30 percent.
But Moore didn't seem bothered by the shooting struggles Friday.
He had six rebounds, four assists, three steals and no turnovers in 37 minutes.
Moore wasn't challenged much defensively, guarding fill-in starter Kyle Downey much of the game. But Moore still did his job, helping limit Downey to 2 of 10 shooting.
That shows the evolution of Moore's game. In the past, he didn't always stay steady when his shot was off. Now, he doesn't give up on defense in that situation.
But he'd still like to see his shot starting falling again. For the most part, Moore is getting open looks and just missing shots. "I think I need to get more legs into my shot," Moore said inside the locker room after the victory Friday. "I think it's a little bit more mechanics. It's on me. I was kind of flat shooting, wasn't getting my legs into it.
"But it'll be OK, though. Take the next game, hopefully, I knock those shots down. Hopefully, I get the same looks, and it'll be all right."