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Moore, Johnson spark Purdue to victory

E'Twaun Moore and JaJuan Johnson combined to make 12 of 17 shots in the second half as No. 10 Purdue surged to a 79-60 victory over Southern Illinois.

Moore made all eight of his shots and scored a career-high 31 points. He also had a team-high nine rebounds.

But perhaps most surprising of Moore's performance was his demonstrative nature.

After making the basket that gave him his career high, Moore pounded his chest. That's typically Johnson's move.

Before this season, Moore typically only smiled or put three fingers up after making a three-pointer to celebrate big baskets.

But this season, he's lifted his hand in the air after a dunk -- another takeaway from Johnson -- and now delivered the chest pound.

"He's showing more emotion this year, and I'm proud of him," said Johnson, who had 18 points and three blocks in 33 minutes. "I get on him all the time. I can show more, too. But we're working on it. By the end of the year, we'll be crazy."

Though Moore's offensive effort may have stole the show, Johnson had moments when he was dominant in the post. He worked a turnaround jumper brilliantly and he stuck several shots in the post with a defender in his face.

"The second half, definitely, when you hit a couple shots, you get in a rhythm," Johnson said. "After that, once you get into that zone, it's kind of hard for people to stop you."

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