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Moore leads No. 19 Purdue past Valparaiso

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VALPARAISO, Ind. — E'Twaun Moore scored 23 points to help No. 19 Purdue beat Valparaiso 76-58 on Tuesday night.

JaJuan Johnson had 13 points, eight rebounds and four blocks, Kelsey Barlow scored 13 points and Lewis Jackson added 11 points, four assists and four steals for the Boilermakers (8-1), who won their third straight.

It was Purdue's first game without John Hart. The team's No. 3 scorer is expected to miss at least a month with a stress fracture in his right foot.

Purdue led 30-28 at halftime before shooting 57 percent from the field after the break.

Brandon Wood scored 20 points for Valparaiso (6-3), but he had just two in the second half. Wood made 7 of 11 shots from the field, but his teammates made just 13 of 41.

The Crusaders had averaged 76 points per game, but they shot 39 percent had committed 16 turnovers.