7:00 PM ET, January 8, 2009
Hinkle Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, Indiana
INDIANAPOLIS -- Butler reverted to its old tricks Thursday night.The Bulldogs (No. 20 ESPN/USA Today, No. 21 AP) used 3-pointers to open up the inside game, took care of the basketball and stifled Wright State's offense. Even the result looked familiar.
• The Bulldogs won their 15th straight Horizon League game and improved to 4-0 in conference play for the first time since 2002-03.
• Wright State had its six-game win streak snapped.
• Butler had lost three of its last four vs. the Raiders, but it bounced back with its fourth straight home win over Wright State and 11th straight home win overall.
• Matt Howard led Butler with a game-high 14 points, his sixth straight double-digit game.
-- ESPN research
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||16-48 (.333)||19-43 (.442)|
|3P Made-Attempted||5-19 (.263)||7-21 (.333)|
|FT Made-Attempted||11-13 (.846)||19-26 (.731)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||22 (0/0)||17 (0/0)|