Butler vs Gonzaga

Gonzaga 71, Butler 55

  •  

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - Kevin Pangos and Elias Harris each scored 19 points as Gonzaga beat Butler 71-55 on Tuesday night in a showdown of two of the most successful mid-major basketball programs in the nation.

Harris added nine rebounds for Gonzaga (8-2), which was coming off a win over Arizona.

Erik Fromm led Butler (5-7), a two-time NCAA title game finalist, with 16 points. Butler beat Purdue to snap a three-game losing streak.

After trailing by 10 at halftime, Butler was doomed by 30 percent shooting in the second half and never got closer than within six points of the lead.

A 3-pointer by Fromm brought Butler to within 51-45 with 10 minutes left, but Sam Dower and Pangos both replied with 3s for Gonzaga. Butler got within 59-52 but David Stockton made a basket and Gary Bell Jr. hit four free throws to rebuild Gonzaga's lead to 65-52 with 2:30 left.

Copyright 2017 by STATS LLC and The Associated Press. Any commercial use or distribution without the express written consent of STATS LLC and The Associated Press is strictly prohibited.
 
CBSSports Facebook Google Plus
COMMENTS
Conversation powered by Livefyre
Scoreboard
Butler (5-7)282755
Gonzaga (8-2) «383371

Related Video

January 16, 2017
Coach of the Year Rankings (1/16) (2:47)
 

CBSSports Shop

Men's Nike White Villanova Wildcats 2016 NCAA Men's Basketball National Champions Locker Room T-Shirt

Villanova Wildcats 2016 National Champs
Get the Locker Room Gear!
Shop Now

Butler Bulldogs
R. Jones, F293-51-27337
E. Fromm, F256-110-020416
K. Marshall, F205-90-021210
J. Aldridge, G261-70-03022
R. Nored, G242-50-05515
A. Smith211-30-17002
C. Stigall211-100-02223
K. Woods204-70-15318
C. Hopkins141-80-00202
Totals 24-651-435161555
 36.9%25% 
Gonzaga Bulldogs
E. Harris, F295-136-892119
M. Hart, F221-30-04022
R. Sacre, C241-40-26012
K. Pangos, G357-112-242119
G. Bell, G332-34-41039
S. Dower244-60-07039
D. Stockton192-21-31515
G. Landry Edi112-61-22016
M. Carter30-10-00010
Totals 24-4914-213791471
 49%66.7% 
Horizon League
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Valparaiso5-115-472
Green Bay5-111-7128
Oakland4-214-5108
Ill.-Chicago3-210-8257
N. Kentucky3-312-7146
Wright St.3-312-7157
Detroit2-44-14259
Youngstown St.2-58-12240
Clev. St.2-56-13256
Milwaukee1-45-13268

West Coast
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Gonzaga5-017-013
St. Marys5-115-222
BYU4-213-588
Santa Clara4-210-9195
Portland2-39-8173
San Fran.2-412-7141
Loyola-Mary.2-49-8169
San Diego2-49-9210
Pacific2-48-11204
Pepperdine1-55-13245
 
Other games
St. Fran. (Pa) 47 Final
PITT 71
SAMF 50 Final
Kentucky 82
BUCK 61 Final
Syracuse 80
LAM 50 Final
Ohio St 70
C of Char 62 Final
Louisville 69