Butler vs Northwestern

Butler 74, Northwestern 65

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EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) - Andrew Smith scored a season-high 24 points and Butler pulled away in the second half for a 74-65 win over Northwestern on Saturday night.

Smith had 19 points in the second half - including nine straight - and added 10 rebounds for the Bulldogs (7-2), who shot 48 percent en route to their fourth straight win overall and fourth straight against the Wildcats (7-3).

Rotnei Clarke was 4 for 6 on 3-point attempts and finished with 13 points for Butler. Kellen Dunham added 11 points and Roosevelt Jones had 10.

Dave Sobolewski scored 21 points for Northwestern, which shot just 32.7 percent from the field but stayed close by converting 22 of 31 free throws. Tre Demps added 15 points and Reggie Hearn had 13.

Butler, which led 34-31 at the half, pulled away with a 10-4 run to open the second half.

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Butler (7-2) «344074
Northwestern (7-3)313465

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Butler Bulldogs
R. Jones, F364-72-553110
K. Marshall, F273-61-26127
A. Smith, C268-117-9101324
R. Clarke, G264-81-213413
A. Barlow, G241-20-01452
K. Dunham202-76-651211
E. Fromm152-51-38015
C. Stigall140-30-00050
K. Woods120-12-21022
D. Morgan00-00-00000
Totals 24-5020-2940132574
 48%69% 
Northwestern Wildcats
J. Swopshire, F360-63-46543
D. Crawford, F301-83-46146
A. Olah, C262-81-25115
R. Hearn, G393-106-760313
D. Sobolewski, G356-117-813521
T. Demps126-80-200115
M. Turner120-20-04020
K. Abrahamson100-22-42032
Totals 18-5522-3134102365
 32.7%71% 
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Seton Hall10-821-1244
Providence10-820-1356
Marquette10-819-1361
Xavier9-924-1437
St. Johns7-1114-19140
Georgetown5-1314-18107
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Iowa10-819-1581
Illinois8-1020-1564
Indiana7-1018-1679
Ohio St.7-1117-1590
Penn St.6-1215-18101
Nebraska6-1212-19108
Rutgers3-1515-18172
 
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