Butler 34 40 74
Nwestern 31 34 65
Date of game: 12/8/2012

Recap: Northwestern vs. Butler

Evanston, IL (Sports Network) - Andrew Smith led four Bulldogs in double figures with a game-high 24 points as the Butler Bulldogs held off the Northwestern Wildcats to earn a 74-65 victory in a non-conference bout at the Welsh-Ryan Arena.

Smith recorded the game's only double-double as he also grabbed 10 boards for Butler (7-2). Kellen Dunham chipped in 11 points and five rebounds off the bench. Rotnei Clarke and Roosevelt Jones added 13 and 10 points, respectively.

For the Wildcats (7-3), Dave Sobolewski netted a team-high 21 points. Reggie Hearn chipped in 13 points, and Tre Demps contributed 15 points off the bench in the setback.

Butler knocked down 5-of-10 shots from behind the arc and limited Northwestern to a mere 1-of-6 shooting from three-point range in the opening period to a earn 34-31 advantage at the break.

Butler continued its solid play in the second half as it hit 50 percent of its attempts from the field. The Wildcats managed to make just 9-of-31 shots from the floor after the break as they suffered a nine-point defeat.

The Bulldogs held a 40-34 edge in the rebounding battle.

Game Notes

Orioles' Matusz ejected for substance on arm

Baltimore Orioles reliever Brian Matusz became the second major league pitcher in three days to be ejected from a game for having a foreign substance on his arm.

Hawks' Korver out for postseason

If the Atlanta Hawks are going to erase a 2-0 deficit in their Eastern Conference Finals series against the Cleveland Cavaliers, they will have to do it without one of the NBA's best shooters.

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