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    Illinois' Shaun Pruitt (55) tries to look past Purdue's Nemanja Calasan (21) before attempting to make a basket as Purdue's Robbie Hummell (4) moves in from the right in first half (AP Photo)

    Illinois' Shaun Pruitt (55) tries to look past Purdue's Nemanja Calasan (21) before attempting to make a basket as Purdue's Robbie Hummell (4) moves in from the right in first half (AP Photo)

    Feb. 2, 2008

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    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- Boilermakers' E'Twaun Moore scored a career-high 24 points and Marcus Green added 15 points to help Purdue win its seventh straight and defeat Illinois 83-75 on Saturday.

    Illinois (10-13, 2-8) tried to overcome its eight-point halftime deficit with a 10-3 run early in the second half, but Moore had 20 points in the second half, including a 3-pointer to put Purdue (17-5, 8-1) up 69-59 with 5:35 remaining.

    Brian Randle scored 21 points for Illinois and Shaun Pruitt scored 18 points and grabbed nine rebounds. Demetri McCamey had 15 points.

    Midway through the first half, Purdue used an 8-0 run to take a 20-14 lead. The Boilermakers then used an additional run, an 11-3 spurt, to increase their advantage to 31-21 with 4:11 to play in the first half.

    Illinois also struggled from the 3-point line in the first half, shooting just 16.7 percent on 1-of-6 shooting. Purdue, meanwhile, sank five of its first 11 attempts.

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