Scores

Final

Butler 64

(4-3, 1-2 away)

Ball State 53

(2-1, 1-1 home)

    7:00 PM ET, December 3, 2005

    John E. Worthen Arena, Muncie, Indiana

    1 2 T
    BUT 33 3164
    BALL 14 3953

    Top Performers

    Butler: A. Graves 21 Pts, 4 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl

    Ball State: J. Mills 17 Pts, 3 Reb, 1 Stl

    Butler 64, Ball State 53

    MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) -- A.J. Graves scored 21 points and had three assists to lead Butler to a 64-53 win over Ball State Saturday night.

    Brandon Crone added 16 points and Avery Sheets scored 13 points for the Bulldogs (4-3).

    Ball State matched Butler for the first few minutes of the game. But with 11:02 left in the first half, Butler took the lead for good when a layup by Sheets brought the score to 11-10. By halftime, the Bulldogs led 33-14.

    Ball State pulled to within 10 with 8:42 left in the game with a Charles Bass layup, but the Cardinals could not get any closer.

    Julien "Skip" Mills led Ball State (2-1) with 17 points, and Bass scored 12.

    The game was the 97th meeting between the two teams.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    BUT
    BALL
    Points 64 53
    FG Made-Attempted 22-44 (.500) 20-39 (.513)
    3P Made-Attempted 5-15 (.333) 2-7 (.286)
    FT Made-Attempted 15-28 (.536) 11-23 (.478)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 20 (0/0) 22 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 20 2

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