Wright State vs Butler

Butler 70, Wright St. 52


INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Andrew Smith had 25 points and seven rebounds and Roosevelt Jones added 11 points to lead Butler to a 70-52 victory against Wright State on Tuesday night in the opening round of the Horizon League tournament.

Chrishawn Hopkins scored 10 points for the fifth-seeded Bulldogs (19-13), who face No. 4 seed Milwaukee in the second round on Friday.

Cole Darling had 12 points for the eighth-seeded Raiders (13-19).

Butler, the national runner-up the last two seasons with its lowest seed in the Horizon tournament since 2005, led by a point at intermission but broke the game open with a 13-0 run to start the second half. Khyle Marshall had six points during the surge, which he culminated with a dunk that made the score 43-29 with 15:28 remaining.

The Bulldogs shot 53.7 percent (22 of 41) from the floor and had a 30-14 rebounding advantage.

Julius Mays scored 11 points for Wright State.

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Wright State Raiders
C. Darling, F263-66-920112
J. Mpondo, F102-30-02044
J. Mays, G334-101-212411
R. Arceneaux, G303-50-02217
K. Griffin, G301-51-23424
A. Pacher191-53-41045
J. Balwigaire100-20-02100
M. Vest100-10-01100
A. Battle91-21-51113
V. Hall92-30-01024
T. Sledge91-40-01032
J. Cuffee30-10-00000
S. Gossard10-00-00000
U. Thomas10-00-00000
Totals 18-4712-2218112252
Butler Bulldogs
R. Jones, F313-65-715211
K. Marshall, F194-61-22119
A. Smith, C276-712-1470325
R. Nored, G303-43-33639
C. Hopkins, G244-60-121310
K. Woods230-40-09010
C. Stigall221-30-01113
J. Aldridge81-10-01003
E. Fromm70-20-03030
A. Smeathers30-10-02000
G. Butcher20-00-00000
E. Kampen20-10-00010
A. Barlow10-00-00000
E. Kampen10-00-00000
Totals 22-4121-2736141870
Horizon League
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
N. Kentucky12-624-1187
Green Bay12-618-14158
Wright St.11-720-12115
Youngstown St.5-1313-21252
Clev. St.5-139-22260
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Indiana 70
Minn 45 Final
Wisc 52
Florida 67 Final
DUKE 79 Final
Wake 71