(12) Butler 54

(27-6, 14-2 Horizon)

(1) Oklahoma 65

(27-6, 12-4 Big 12)

    7:10 PM ET, March 28, 2003

    Times Union Center, Albany, New York

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    #12BUT 23 3154
    #1OKLA 32 3365

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    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Bruce Horan scored 17 points, including five 3-pointers, to lead Butler to a 69-60 win over Wayne State, Michigan, Wednesday night in exhibition play.

    Wayne State led by as many as 11 points in the second half before the Bulldogs mounted a 35-15 run to close the game.

    James Davis and Kendall LeSure each scored 13 points to lead Wayne State. A.J. Parker made a layup with 13:29 to play in the second half that gave Wayne State a 45-34 lead.

    The Bulldogs responded with 3-pointers, two by Horan, on their next three possessions to take a 48-45 lead. Horan shot 5-of-9 from behind the 3-point arc on the night.

    Butler won the game at the free-throw line, making 24-of-29 foul shots. Wayne State was just 6-for-6 from the foul line.

    Duane Lightfoot scored 12 points and grabbed five rebounds, and Mike Monserez chipped in 11 points and went 8-for-8 on free throws for Butler.

    The Bulldogs shot just 28 percent in the first half while falling behind 31-27. They made 55 percent of their shots in the second half in the comeback.

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