Feb. 4, 2008
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Purdue's E'Twaun Moore has been named the Co-Big Ten Player of the Week along with Indiana's D.J. White.
Moore averaged 18.0 points in Purdue's two wins over the past week. The East Chicago, native scored a team-high 12 points in a win over Iowa and scored a game-high 24 points at Illinois.
Against the Illini, he connected on 10-of-12 shots from the floor and scored 20 points in the second half. Moore went eight-of-nine from the floor during an eight-minute window, which enabled Purdue to maintain the lead down the stretch. Over the two games he was four-of-nine from three-point range. This is the first weekly laurel for Moore.
Moore is the second Purdue player to earn Big Ten Player of the Week honors this season. Sophomore Keaton Grant took home the award on Jan. 21.
The Boilermakers are 17-5 overall and tied atop the Big Ten standing with Wisconsin at 8-1. The last time Purdue started the conference season 8-1 was during the 1989-90 season.
The Boilermakers host Penn State on Tuesday. Tickets are available. Fans can call 800-49-SPORT or visit purduesports.com.