Butler 35 47 82
Ncarolina 18 53 71
Date of game: 11/20/2012

Recap: North Carolina vs. Butler

Maui, HI (Sports Network) - Rotnei Clarke and Kellen Dunham each posted 17 points as Butler toppled No. 9 North Carolina by a 82-71 count in the semifinal round of the Maui Invitational.

Andrew Smith netted 13 and Khyle Marshall contributed 10 points and 11 rebounds for the Bulldogs (3-1), who continued their surprising run through the tourney and will square off against host Chaminade or Illinois in Wednesday's final.

P.J. Hairston totaled 15 points and seven boards for the Tar Heels (4-1), who had beaten Mississippi State late Monday. Reggie Bullock and Marcus Paige picked up 13 points apiece in defeat.

UNC trailed by as many as 28 points with just over 11 minutes remaining, but managed to climb to within 77-71 with 1:02 to play thanks to a triple from Paige which ended a 17-4 run.

Forced to foul down the stretch, the gambit backfired. Jackson Aldridge hit 1- of-2 from the line, Chase Stigall made 3-of-4 free throws and then Marshall ended with 1-of-2 to account for the final margin.

Butler scored 10 of the game's first 12 points, then assumed a 21-7 lead just past the midway point of the first half after Erik Fromm's layup.

Leslie McDonald's trey and a James McAdoo bucket helped the Tar Heels get within nine, but that's as far as Butler allowed. Dunham sank a triple, then Roosevelt Jones hit a jumper for a 14-point edge, and the Bulldogs went to the break up 35-18 after Clarke connected on all of his free throws after being fouled from beyond the arc.

Butler's lead grew to 47-24 inside of four minutes played in the second half after another Dunham trey and the rout appeared to be on when Marshall's slam made it 62-34 with 11:18 to play.

Game Notes

North Carolina had won the previous two meetings, scoring over 100 points each time (12/20/92 103-56; 1/24/94 104-64) ... Dunham finished 5-of-9 from long range, part of a 5-for-10 performance from the field ... The Bulldogs shot 47.2 percent and held the Tar Heels to 42.9 percent efficiency which included 32 percent in the first 20 minutes.

Leinart, Crouch headline 2016 College HOF ballot

Former Heisman Trophy winners Matt Leinart, Eric Crouch and Rashaan Salaam are among 76 Football Bowl Subdivision players on the ballot for election into the 2016 class of the College Football Hall of Fame.

NASCAR News
The Inside Line: Halfway to the Sprint Cup Chase

The regular season in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series has reached its midpoint, with 13 races completed and 13 to go before the championship Chase begins.

Blue Jays activate Navarro from DL

The Toronto Blue Jays activated catcher Dioner Navarro from the 15-day disabled list following a 2-0 loss to the Washington Nationals in the opener of Tuesday's doubleheader.

Stay Connected with WDEF News 12
 
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.
Mobile advertising for this site is available on Local Ad Buy.