E'Twaun Moore scored 21 points, 15 in the second half, and No. 4 Purdue overcame a sluggish start to beat Iowa, 67-56, last night in Iowa City for its best start in 16 seasons.
Robbie Hummel added 16 points and eight rebounds against the Hawkeyes (5-8, 0-1 Big Ten) for the Boilermakers (12-0, 1-0), who have opened with 12 straight wins for the second time.
Syracuse 80, Seton Hall 73 - Wesley Johnson had 20 points and led a 15-point second-half run that rallied the No. 5 Orange (13-0, 1-0 Big East) over the Pirates (9-3, 0-2) in Newark, N.J.
Elsewhere: Da'Sean Butler's jumper with two seconds left lifted No. 6 West Virginia to a 63-62 victory over Marquette in Morgantown, W.Va. . . . No. 1 Kansas wore down Belmont, 81-51, in Lawrence, Kan. . . . No. 2 Texas overcame a sluggish start for a 95-63 win over Gardner-Webb in Austin, Texas. . . . No. 3 Kentucky crushed Hartford, 104-61, Lexington, Ky. . . . No. 7 Duke beat Long Beach State, 84-63, in Durham, N.C. . . . No. 12 Kansas State topped Cleveland State, 85-56, in Manhattan, Kan.. . . . No. 16 Mississippi connected for a school-record 14 three-pointers at home in Oxford in a 90-75 victory over Jacksonville State. . . . No. 21 Clemson held on for a 70-67 home win over South Carolina State in Clemson, S.C. . . . Penn State lost its Big Ten opener, 75-70, to Minnesota. . . . Xavier ran away to an 89-65 victory over LSU in Cincinnati. . . . Lawrence Westbrook scored 29 points to lead Minnesota to a 75-70 victory over Penn State in Minneapolis. . . . Justin Swidowski scored 22 points and grabbed 11 rebounds for Holy Family in a 76-55 loss to Stonehill in Philadelphia. . . . Malcolm Ingram scored 28 points for Philadelphia University in a 74-68 loss to Assumption. . . . Delaware pulled away in overtime for an 82-72 home win over Lafayette. . . . Matt Hilton scored 20 points for Ursinus in a second-round 91-68 loss to Carroll (Wis.) in the Land of Magic Tournament in Daytona Beach, Fla. . . . Sharif Bray scored 17 points for Cheyney in a 77-68 loss to University of the District of Columbia in Washington.