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Davis scores 22, Purdue runs away from Missouri early in 82-61 victory at Maui Invitational

  • Purdue guard Rapheal Davis (35) drives past Kansas State guard Marcus Foster (2) for a shot in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game at the Maui Invitational on Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, in Lahaina, Hawaii. Kansas State beat Purdue 88-79. (AP Photo/Eugene Tanner)

    Purdue guard Rapheal Davis (35) drives past Kansas State guard Marcus Foster (2) for a shot in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game at the Maui Invitational on Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, in Lahaina, Hawaii. Kansas State beat Purdue 88-79. (AP Photo/Eugene Tanner)  (The Associated Press)

  • Purdue guard Bryson Scott (1) drives to the basket to shoot a layup as Kansas State guard Malek Harris (10) looks on in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game at the Maui Invitational on Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, in Lahaina, Hawaii. Kansas State beat Purdue 88-79. (AP Photo/Eugene Tanner)

    Purdue guard Bryson Scott (1) drives to the basket to shoot a layup as Kansas State guard Malek Harris (10) looks on in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game at the Maui Invitational on Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, in Lahaina, Hawaii. Kansas State beat Purdue 88-79. (AP Photo/Eugene Tanner)  (The Associated Press)

  • Kansas State forward Nino Williams (11) fouls Purdue guard Bryson Scott (1) as Scott attempted to drive to the basket in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game at the Maui Invitational on Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, in Lahaina, Hawaii. Kansas State beat Purdue 88-79. (AP Photo/Eugene Tanner)

    Kansas State forward Nino Williams (11) fouls Purdue guard Bryson Scott (1) as Scott attempted to drive to the basket in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game at the Maui Invitational on Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, in Lahaina, Hawaii. Kansas State beat Purdue 88-79. (AP Photo/Eugene Tanner)  (The Associated Press)

Rapheal Davis scored 22 points and Purdue ran away from Missouri in the first half for an 82-61 win over the Tigers Tuesday in the Maui Invitational loser's bracket.

Coming off a tough loss to Kansas State in its opener, Purdue (4-1) was sharp at both ends against the young Tigers while building a 25-point halftime lead.

The Boilermakers struggled at times during the second half, but were so far in front that it didn't matter.

Missouri (2-3) had no answer for Purdue's physical, aggressive defense in the first half while falling into a big hole. The Tigers played better over the game's final 10 minutes, but had no chance of finishing off the comeback from a deficit that climbed to 34 points in the second half.

Johnathan Williams III had 14 points and Keith Shamburger added 11 for Missouri.