2:00 PM ET, January 24, 2009
Hinkle Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, Indiana
INDIANAPOLIS -- Butler coach Brad Stevens spent the past two days contemplating how to defend Wisconsin-Milwaukee's shooters.There was no reason to worry.The Bulldogs (No. 17 ESPN/USA Today, No. 16 AP) allowed only four baskets outside of 4 feet and used their suffocating defense, rather than the usual array of 3-point shooters, to rout the Panthers 78-48 on Saturday.
• Butler improved to 9-0 in Horizon League play this season. The Bulldogs have now won 10 straight conference games, dating back to last season.
• Butler dominated on defense, holding its opponent to under 70 points for the 11th straight game.
• After winning seven straight, Milwaukee has now lost back-to-back games.
-- ESPN research
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||13-54 (.241)||24-56 (.429)|
|3P Made-Attempted||3-20 (.150)||15-35 (.429)|
|FT Made-Attempted||19-28 (.679)||15-18 (.833)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||22 (0/0)||24 (0/0)|