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Hawkeyes drop 3rd straight Big Ten game

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- E'Twaun Moore scored 13 points to help No. 19 Purdue defeat Iowa 75-53 on Sunday.

Keaton Grant scored 12 points, Nemanja Calasan had 10 and Robbie Hummel added nine points, eight rebounds and two blocks for the Boilermakers (14-4, 3-2 Big Ten). It was Purdue's third straight Big Ten win after starting 0-2.

The Boilermakers sank seven 3-pointers in the second half. Grant made four of five and Moore added two.

David Palmer led Iowa with 19 points, and Matt Gatens added 11 for the Hawkeyes (11-7, 1-4), who lost their third consecutive game.

Purdue tied a season high by shooting 49 percent from the field. Purdue forced 19 turnovers and held Iowa to 36 percent shooting.

Purdue led in the closing seconds of the first half before Marcus Green made a 3-pointer for a 29-22 halftime lead.

The Boilermakers got off to a good start in the second half, taking a 35-28 lead on Moore's layup.

Consecutive 3-pointers by Grant, Moore, Hummel and Lewis Jackson were part of an 18-2 run that extended the advantage to 49-28.
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