Xavier 25 37 62
Butler 26 41 67
Date of game: 3/9/2013

Recap: Butler vs. Xavier

Indianapolis, IN (Sports Network) - Rotnei Clarke led all scorers with 21 points as the Butler Bulldogs came from behind to defeat the Xavier Bulldogs, 67-62, in the Atlantic 10 Conference regular-season finale at Hinkle Fieldhouse.

Although Clarke shot just 5-of-14 from the field, he made all eight of his free-throw attempts for Butler (24-7, 11-5), which has won two in a row on the heels of two straight losses. Kameron Woods came off the bench to chip in 15 points for the home team.

For Xavier (17-13, 9-7), Semaj Christon tallied 20 points and five assists, while Isaiah Philmore had a double-double with 16 points and 11 rebounds. The Musketeers head into the A-10 Tournament having lost two of three.

After a back-and-forth first half, Andrew Smith made a jumper with four seconds left in the stanza to give Butler a 26-25 advantage heading into intermission. Neither team shot greater than 36 percent from the floor in the opening 20 minutes.

Although the Bulldogs held a 10-point lead with under 11 minutes left in the game, Xavier ripped off a 17-3 run to take a four-point advantage with five and a half minutes to go. After the teams exchanges a handful of ties and leads, Butler snapped a 60-60 tie with 43 seconds left on a pair of Kellen Dunham free throws with 43 seconds remaining to take the lead for good. The Bulldogs held on by shooting 7-of-8 from the foul line in the final minute.

Butler's bench outscored Xavier's reserves, 36-13.

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