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Iowa Vs. Purdue: Boilermakers Steamroll Hawkeyes 75-52

For the second straight game, Ryne Smith was the leading scorer for Purdue. In the last three games, he has hit at least five three pointers. The Boilermakers have not only found their third scorer but they have found several others that can step up and score.

Purdue started the game on an 11-0 run and at one point were up by 30 points in the game. 

The Boilermakers are the first to reach 4-0 in the conference.

Purdue's JaJuan Johnson had 16 points while E'Twaun Moore and Kelsey Barlow had 11. 

Iowa's Matt Gatens was the only player to reach double digit scoring for the Hawkeyes, with 13 points. Purdue also held Iowa to 37 percent shooting and forced 16 turnovers. Proving how grueling Purdue's defense can be. 

As far as rebounding goes, Purdue outrebounded Iowa 36-29. 

Purdue looks to ready to take on the tough portion on their schedule. They will kick it off with a game at Minnesota on Thursday. 

The Hawkeyes still look to be improving at home. They have yet to prove they are improving when going on the road.

Iowa will keep searching for their first Big Ten win as they move on to take on Northwestern on Wednesday, a game that is very winnable for the Hawkeyes.

With Michigan State falling to Penn State, the Big Ten race looks to get more interesting as it should be a grind at the top of the conference between Illinois, Ohio State and Purdue at this point, who all remain undefeated in conference play. 

Overall I think Iowa is still improving and will continue to under Fran McCaffery. Purdue is proving everyone wrong with what they are showing us. 

The next time Purdue and Iowa play will be on both teams last regular season game at Iowa on March 5th, a game that could possibly prove to be an important one.