Moses helps Purdue start tournament fast

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LOUISVILLE – A two-week layoff between their Big Ten Championship and their opening game of the NCAA Tournament didn’t affect Purdue’s performance on the court.

Courtney Moses made sure of that. The senior guard scored a game-high 21 points as the fourth-seeded Boilermakers beat 13th seed Liberty 77-43 on Sunday afternoon at the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville.

It was the opening game for Sharon Versyp’s team in the Oklahoma City region and with the win they advance to play fifth-seeded and host Louisville on Tuesday night.

Moses scored 16 points of her 21 points in the first half when the Boilermakers made sure there would be no upset by the Flames as they took a 33-17 lead into halftime. KK Houser had a strong second half adding to her 15 points night as Purdue outscored Liberty by 18 points in clinching a spot in the second round.

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