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Butler beats Middle Tennessee in Atlantis

PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) - Sean McDermott scored 21 points by tying the tournament record of seven 3-pointers, part of Butler's Atlantis-record 16 made 3s in an 84-53 win against Middle Tennessee in Thursday's consolation bracket at the Battle 4 Atlantis.

McDermott's seven 3s tied a record set by Wisconsin's D'Mitrik Trice against Oklahoma earlier Thursday. The Bulldogs (4-1) also went 16 of 35 from behind the arc, surpassing the previous mark of 15 3s set by Massachusetts in 2011.

Paul Jorgensen also scored 21 points as Butler shot 52 percent in a big offensive output following their first-round loss to Dayton. The Bulldogs built a 44-27 halftime lead and never looked back.

James Hawthorne scored 11 points to lead the Blue Raiders (3-3), who shot 32 percent and committed 20 turnovers.

Butler will face Florida in Friday's fifth-place game. Middle Tennessee will face Stanford in the seventh-place game.

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Key Players
K. Baldwin
D. Sims
31.0 Min. Per Game 31.0
7.0 Pts. Per Game 7.0
5.0 Ast. Per Game 5.0
3.0 Reb. Per Game 3.0
46.7 Field Goal % 50.0
27.3 Three Point % 25.0
82.1 Free Throw % 100.0
  Shot clock violation turnover on Butler 1.0
+ 1 Karl Gamble made 2nd of 2 free throws 32.0
+ 1 Karl Gamble made 1st of 2 free throws 32.0
  Personal foul on Christian David 32.0
  Offensive rebound by Middle Tennessee 31.0
  Jayce Johnson missed 3-pt. jump shot 33.0
  Offensive rebound by Karl Gamble 36.0
  Anthony Crump missed jump shot 38.0
  Defensive rebound by Anthony Crump 45.0
  Campbell Donovan missed 3-pt. jump shot 47.0
  Defensive rebound by Jerald Gillens-Butler 53.0
Team Stats
Points 84 53
Field Goals 31-60 (51.7%) 17-53 (32.1%)
3-Pointers 16-35 (45.7%) 4-14 (28.6%)
Free Throws 6-10 (60.0%) 15-23 (65.2%)
Total Rebounds 33 42
Offensive 8 10
Defensive 22 24
Team 3 8
Assists 22 6
Steals 12 6
Blocks 5 2
Turnovers 9 17
Fouls 19 14
Technicals 0 0
21 PTS, 3 REB
11 PTS, 3 REB
12T
away team logo Butler 4-1 444084
home team logo Middle Tenn. 3-3 272653
Team Stats
away team logo Butler 4-1 71.9 PPG 34.8 RPG 13.2 APG
home team logo Middle Tenn. 3-3 66.9 PPG 41.5 RPG 11.0 APG
Key Players
22
S. McDermott F 9.5 PPG 3.9 RPG 0.5 APG 44.2 FG%
4
J. Hawthorne F 7.0 PPG 5.3 RPG 1.0 APG 43.2 FG%
Top Scorers
S. McDermott F 21 PTS 2 REB 1 AST
J. Hawthorne F 11 PTS 3 REB 0 AST
51.7 FG% 32.1
45.7 3PT FG% 28.6
60.0 FT% 65.2
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
P. Jorgensen 21 3 0 7/12 5/8 2/2 0 25 1 0 0 2 1
S. McDermott 21 2 1 7/12 7/11 0/0 2 22 0 0 0 1 1
K. Baldwin 18 5 4 7/10 3/4 1/2 2 23 2 2 0 0 5
N. Fowler 2 5 2 1/5 0/3 0/0 4 19 1 0 2 2 3
A. Thompson 2 0 8 1/5 0/1 0/0 2 33 1 1 2 0 0
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
P. Jorgensen 21 3 0 7/12 5/8 2/2 0 25 1 0 0 2 1
S. McDermott 21 2 1 7/12 7/11 0/0 2 22 0 0 0 1 1
K. Baldwin 18 5 4 7/10 3/4 1/2 2 23 2 2 0 0 5
N. Fowler 2 5 2 1/5 0/3 0/0 4 19 1 0 2 2 3
A. Thompson 2 0 8 1/5 0/1 0/0 2 33 1 1 2 0 0
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
H. Baddley 10 4 2 4/5 1/2 1/2 2 24 2 1 3 1 3
J. Brunk 6 5 3 2/2 0/0 2/3 2 21 2 0 2 0 5
C. David 4 2 1 2/4 0/2 0/0 2 14 2 1 0 2 0
C. Donovan 0 0 1 0/1 0/1 0/0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0
J. Gillens-Butler 0 4 0 0/4 0/3 0/1 3 16 1 0 0 0 4
B. Nze - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Tucker - - - - - - - - - - - - -
B. Golden - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Hastings - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 84 30 22 31/60 16/35 6/10 19 200 12 5 9 8 22
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
J. Hawthorne 11 3 0 3/8 1/2 4/4 3 32 0 1 3 0 3
D. Sims 9 0 0 4/7 1/2 0/0 1 29 1 0 3 0 0
R. Scurry 7 7 1 2/5 0/1 3/7 2 24 0 0 1 3 4
A. Green 5 3 0 2/8 1/4 0/0 1 23 0 0 4 0 3
A. Crump 2 4 1 0/2 0/0 2/3 2 17 0 0 1 0 4
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
J. Hawthorne 11 3 0 3/8 1/2 4/4 3 32 0 1 3 0 3
D. Sims 9 0 0 4/7 1/2 0/0 1 29 1 0 3 0 0
R. Scurry 7 7 1 2/5 0/1 3/7 2 24 0 0 1 3 4
A. Green 5 3 0 2/8 1/4 0/0 1 23 0 0 4 0 3
A. Crump 2 4 1 0/2 0/0 2/3 2 17 0 0 1 0 4
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
J. Farquhar 8 4 3 3/8 0/1 2/3 2 23 3 1 2 1 3
J. Johnson 6 5 1 2/6 0/2 2/4 0 24 2 0 2 1 4
K. Gamble 5 8 0 1/9 1/2 2/2 3 23 0 0 1 5 3
C. Miller 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
T. Massenburg 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
L. Mosley 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
K. Lewis 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
C. Jones - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Dishman - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Butler Jr. - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 53 34 6 17/53 4/14 15/23 14 200 6 2 17 10 24