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Martin's layup sends Butler to 67-66 OT win over Ohio State

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) The Butler Bulldogs didn't get rattled by a double-digit deficit against Ohio State, or the presence of their former coach.

Kelan Martin hit a layup with 3.8 seconds left and Butler edged the Buckeyes 67-66 in overtime on Sunday for the final day of the Phil Knight Invitational tournament.

''We just stayed poised in the moment,'' Martin said about keeping cool down the stretch and into OT. ''We were down 15 with five minutes left and then we just started pressing and we came up with a couple steals and we got a couple stops. Then we had good looks on the offensive end.''

Martin finished with 24 points for Butler (5-2) in the win over former coach Chris Holtmann's new team. Kamar Baldwin added 14.

C.J. Jackson's free throws gave the Buckeyes a 66-65 lead with just under a minute to go in the extra period. The Bulldogs controlled the clock before Martin's layup and Jackson's heave missed the mark at the buzzer - sending Butler's bench onto the court for a boisterous celebration.

''It was obviously an emotional game,'' Holtmann said. ''They have a lot of fans here. And the obvious things along with the comeback elevated the energy in the room and at the end of the day I'm not sure we responded as well as we needed to. I think those guys know how I feel about them. We've been through a lot of stuff together, just like we'll go through a lot of stuff here with this group. I took a few moments to say a few things to them. But it was such a dramatic finish that you don't have a whole lot of time with them.''

Butler came back from a 15-point second half deficit to close within 59-54 on Martin's 3-pointer with 1:31 left in regulation. Nate Fowler added a pair of free throws for the Bulldogs to get even closer. Kamar Baldwin's 3-pointer with 16 seconds left tied it at 59.

After a timeout, Jackson's layup didn't fall for Ohio State (5-2) and Baldwin missed a 3 on the other end to send the game into overtime.

Jackson had 19 points and seven rebounds to lead Ohio State.

Holtmann spent three seasons at Butler, taking the Bulldogs to the Sweet 16 last season before leaving for Columbus. He replaced longtime Buckeyes coach Thad Motta.

Holtmann has said the decision to leave Butler was an emotional one, and before the game on Sunday he said the meeting on the losers' side of the Motion Bracket was ''not ideal.''

''Obviously Coach Holtmann and I are good friends, and these guys know him. It's always tough when you have to play friends and compete, and somebody's going to win and somebody's going to lose,'' first-year Bulter coach LaVall Jordan said. ''Those don't get easier, I don't care how quickly you've been removed or how long the relationship's been, it's tough to compete against people you know and people you like and care about.''

Butler fell to Texas 61-48 on the tournament's opening day on Thursday, then held off a late charge by Portland State for a 71-69 victory Friday.

Ohio State beat Stanford 79-71 on Friday after opening the three-day tournament on Thanksgiving Day with an 86-59 loss to No. 17 Gonzaga.

Dubbed the PK80, the tournament celebrated Nike co-founder Phil Knight's 80th birthday.

Butler and Ohio State were in the tournament's Motion Bracket, playing Sunday morning at Portland's Memorial Coliseum. The 16-team field included No. 1 Duke and three other teams in the top 10 of the AP rankings.

The game was a defensive battle from the start.

BIG PICTURE

Ohio State: Holtmann was 70-31 during his time at Butler, advancing to NCAA Tournament all three of his seasons. ... Greg Oden returned to Portland as the student manager of Ohio State, his alma mater. Oden was the No. 1 pick in the 2007 NBA draft by the Portland Trail Blazers. ... Ohio State is 31-11 in the all-time series against Butler.

Butler: Sophomore Sean McDermott did not play after injuring his ankle in the game against Portland State. He landed awkwardly going up for a rebound early in the second half and was questionable for Sunday's final.

UP NEXT

Ohio State hosts Clemson on Wednesday in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge.

Butler host Saint Louis on Saturday.

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Key Players
K. Martin
C. Jackson
29.4 Min. Per Game 29.4
13.4 Pts. Per Game 13.4
4.8 Ast. Per Game 4.8
4.6 Reb. Per Game 4.6
38.3 Field Goal % 38.2
20.8 Three Point % 33.3
82.6 Free Throw % 89.3
  Offensive rebound by Musa Jallow 0.0
  C.J. Jackson missed 3-pt. jump shot 0.0
+ 2 Kelan Martin made layup 3.0
  Defensive rebound by Paul Jorgensen 15.0
  Keita Bates-Diop missed 3-pt. jump shot 17.0
  Defensive rebound by Musa Jallow 40.0
  Kamar Baldwin missed jump shot 42.0
+ 1 C.J. Jackson made 2nd of 2 free throws 59.0
+ 1 C.J. Jackson made 1st of 2 free throws 59.0
  Personal foul on Henry Baddley 58.0
  Defensive rebound by Andrew Dakich 1:17
Team Stats
Points 67 66
Field Goals 25-69 (36.2%) 24-52 (46.2%)
3-Pointers 6-31 (19.4%) 5-15 (33.3%)
Free Throws 11-20 (55.0%) 13-18 (72.2%)
Total Rebounds 37 41
Offensive 12 5
Defensive 23 34
Team 2 2
Assists 8 13
Steals 11 4
Blocks 2 2
Turnovers 14 24
Fouls 26 21
Technicals 1 1
24 PTS, 6 REB, 1 AST
19 PTS, 7 REB, 2 AST
12OTT
away team logo Butler 5-2 2138867
home team logo Ohio State 5-2 2435766
Team Stats
away team logo Butler 5-2 85.7 PPG 34 RPG 16.0 APG
home team logo Ohio State 5-2 80.0 PPG 39.7 RPG 14.3 APG
Key Players
00
K. Martin F PPG RPG APG FG%
3
C. Jackson G 14.7 PPG 3.3 RPG 3.3 APG 43.3 FG%
Top Scorers
K. Martin F 24 PTS 6 REB 1 AST
C. Jackson G 19 PTS 7 REB 2 AST
36.2 FG% 46.2
19.4 3PT FG% 33.3
55.0 FT% 72.2
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
K. Martin 43 24 6 1 4 0 2 2 9/22 2/12 4/4 1 5
K. Baldwin 38 14 2 4 1 0 3 4 6/19 2/9 0/2 0 2
A. Thompson 29 7 2 2 0 1 1 5 3/6 0/0 1/6 1 1
T. Wideman 19 5 8 0 0 1 3 5 2/4 0/0 1/2 3 5
N. Fowler 25 4 3 1 3 0 2 4 1/3 0/1 2/2 1 2
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
K. Martin 43 24 6 1 4 0 2 2 9/22 2/12 4/4 1 5
K. Baldwin 38 14 2 4 1 0 3 4 6/19 2/9 0/2 0 2
A. Thompson 29 7 2 2 0 1 1 5 3/6 0/0 1/6 1 1
T. Wideman 19 5 8 0 0 1 3 5 2/4 0/0 1/2 3 5
N. Fowler 25 4 3 1 3 0 2 4 1/3 0/1 2/2 1 2
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
P. Jorgensen 38 10 6 0 2 0 2 2 3/10 2/7 2/2 1 5
H. Baddley 18 2 4 0 1 0 0 2 1/2 0/0 0/0 4 0
C. David 10 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0/2 0/2 1/2 0 2
J. Brunk 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0/1 0/0 0/0 1 1
J. Gillens-Butler 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 0
S. McDermott - - - - - - - - - - - - -
C. Donovan - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 225 67 35 8 11 2 14 26 25/69 6/31 11/20 12 23
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
C. Jackson 36 19 7 2 3 0 7 4 5/13 1/3 8/8 0 7
K. Bates-Diop 39 16 11 2 0 0 5 3 7/16 2/6 0/0 2 9
J. Tate 32 9 7 6 0 1 5 5 4/9 0/3 1/3 0 7
K. Wesson 27 9 5 1 0 0 0 2 4/6 0/0 1/2 1 4
M. Jallow 26 2 2 1 0 1 0 3 1/1 0/0 0/0 1 1
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
C. Jackson 36 19 7 2 3 0 7 4 5/13 1/3 8/8 0 7
K. Bates-Diop 39 16 11 2 0 0 5 3 7/16 2/6 0/0 2 9
J. Tate 32 9 7 6 0 1 5 5 4/9 0/3 1/3 0 7
K. Wesson 27 9 5 1 0 0 0 2 4/6 0/0 1/2 1 4
M. Jallow 26 2 2 1 0 1 0 3 1/1 0/0 0/0 1 1
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
K. Williams 21 8 2 0 1 0 2 1 3/5 2/2 0/1 0 2
A. Dakich 20 2 2 1 0 0 3 1 0/0 0/0 2/2 0 2
A. Wesson 15 1 2 0 0 0 2 2 0/2 0/1 1/2 1 1
M. Potter 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 1
K. Young 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 0
J. Lane - - - - - - - - - - - - -
C. Fulton - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Lehmann - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 225 66 39 13 4 2 24 21 24/52 5/15 13/18 5 34