Purdue center JaJuan Johnson choreographed the perfect birthday bash Tuesday night.
All he really wanted was to beat Indiana a fourth straight time. Turns out, he got a chance to thank teammate E'Twaun Moore in front of 14,000 fans, walk off the Mackey Arena court carrying a sign with a birthday message and even was serenaded by a smattering of fans while signing autographs.
What a night.
Moore scored 25 points, Johnson added 15 and each grabbed eight rebounds in a 67-53 victory, No. 100 in the careers of the two seniors who helped Purdue re-establish itself as a national power.