Evansville 67
Butler 75
Date of game: 12/22/2012

Recap: Butler vs. Evansville

Indianapolis, IN (Sports Network) - Andrew Smith and Rotnei Clarke each scored 20 points as the 19th-ranked Butler Bulldogs held off the Evansville Purple Aces, 75-67.

Kellen Dunham and Roosevelt Jones added 13 and 12 points, respectively, for the Bulldogs (9-2), who stunned previously unbeaten and then-No. 1 ranked Indiana in overtime last Saturday. Kameron Woods added 10 points and 12 rebounds.

Colt Ryan ended with 25 points for the Purple Aces (7-5), who had a two-game winning streak snapped. Ned Cox and Ryan Sawvell tallied 12 and 10 points, respectively.

Trailing by four, 13-9, with 11:13 left in the first half, Butler went on a 21-8 run to take the lead. Clarke and Dunham each tallied seven points during the surge. Dunham capped the burst with three free throws to make it 30-21 with 4:46 remaining.

Evansville stayed within striking distance and cut the gap to 35-31 on Sawvell's layup and a pair of Cox free throws.

The Bulldogs tried to pull away early in the second half. Holding a 41-36 edge with 16:31 to play, the Bulldogs ripped off seven straight points. Clarke's three-point play made it a 48-36 contest.

However, the Purple Aces responded with a 7-0 run of their own. Cox's 3- pointer and layups from Sawvell and Jordan Jahr cut the gap to 48-43 with 11:59 left.

Butler kept its cool and extended its margin to 56-45 on Dunham's layup and jumper.

The Bulldogs went 5-of-6 from the foul line in the final minute to secure their sixth straight victory.

Game Notes

Evansville leads the all-time series by a 62-56 margin, but Butler has won 12 of the last 15 meetings ... The Bulldogs went 23-of-27 from the foul line.

Two Payton Award winners on Hall of Fame ballot

Former Walter Payton Award winners Archie Amerson and Michael Payton are among the FCS players eligible for induction into the 2015 class of the College Football Hall of Fame, announced Wednesday.

NASCAR News
The Inside Line: NASCAR's elite eight move on

The Eliminator Round in the new Chase for the Sprint Cup championship begins this weekend at Martinsville Speedway, with the playoff field now trimmed to eight drivers.

Polian, Wolf named Pro Football HOF finalists

Former NFL general managers Bill Polian and Ron Wolf have been selected as finalists for the 2015 Pro Football Hall of Fame class under the newly-created contributors category.

Wild, Coyle agree to 5-year extension

The Minnesota Wild moved to lock up another of their young core on Wednesday, agreeing to terms with center Charlie Coyle on a five-year contract extension.

Featured Partners
www.eastridgeretirementcenter.com
The newly modeled East Ridge Residence is a must see with its spacious comfortable apartments. Plus, 3 delicious meals daily, geriatric physician, home healthcare services and fun festive activities. Schedule your visit today!
www.ameripriseadvisors.com/james.m.scotchie
Together we can make a confident retirement possible. Simply click to get started with your private wealth advisor. Talk to Jimmy Scotchie, Certified Financial Planner.
www.comcast.com/cable-internet-packages.html
Get started at $79.99 a month for 12 months. Plus, get a $75 VISA® Prepaid card.
 
Supermarket Guru
From The Archives
Scenic City Roots
Through Irish Eyes
Brand News
Prime Mashup
What's Trending
Megan Wise Goes Outside
Stay Connected with WDEF News 12
 
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.