Cohen’s Analysis: Moore made the most of his first March Madness with two very impressive performances. He posted 16 points, eight rebounds and four assists in a victory over Baylor and then racked up 15 points and five rebounds in a loss to Xavier.
In his second year, Moore helped Purdue advance to its first Sweet 16 since 2000. He scored 17 and 14 in the first two games against Northern Iowa and Washington before struggling against Connecticut.
The Boilermakers advanced to a second straight Sweet 16 in 2010. Moore tallied 15 points, six rebounds and three steals in an OT win over Texas A&M – two days after helping Purdue cruise past Siena – and then racked up 18 points in a loss to eventual champion Duke.
With expectations increasingly high in Moore’s senior year, it unfortunately ended abruptly when Purdue was surprisingly blown out by VCU in the Third Round. Moore recorded 10 points, eight rebounds and six assists in his final college game.
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