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|Johnson, Moore lead No. 6 Purdue Past Illinois
|WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) -- JaJuan Johnson scored 23 points and E'Twaun Moore added 18 to help No. 6 Purdue beat Illinois 75-67 on Tuesday night.
It was a fitting display for the two seniors in their final home game. They came off the court to a standing ovation with 3.6 seconds left.
D.J. Byrd added a career-high 16 points and Ryne Smith had a career-high nine rebounds for the Boilermakers, who overcame a 13-point deficit to win their seventh straight.
Purdue (25-5, 14-3) finished with a 16-0 record at Mackey Arena and remained in contention for the Big Ten title. Purdue avoided a letdown after Sunday's 20-point win at Michigan State.
Demetri McCamey scored 18 points and Mike Davis added 12 points and 10 rebounds for Illinois (18-12, 8-9). The Fighting Illini shot 50 percent from the field, but Purdue made 11 3-pointers and committed just five turnovers.
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