Scores

Final

Butler 77

(11-4, 4-0 Horizon)

Wright State 65

(10-6, 3-2 Horizon)

    7:00 PM ET, January 8, 2010

    Nutter Center, Dayton, Ohio

    1 2 T
    BUT 37 4077
    WRST 26 3965

    Top Performers

    Butler: G. Hayward 20 Pts, 9 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl

    Wright St: C. Cooperwood 15 Pts, 5 Reb, 1 Ast, 5 Blk

    Shelvin, Hayward help Butler get by Wright State 

    Associated Press

    DAYTON, Ohio -- Mark Shelvin scored 21 points and Gordon Hayward added 20 to help Butler (No. 24 ESPN/USA Today) defeat Wright State 77-65 on Friday night.

    The Bulldogs (11-4, 4-0 Horizon League) shot 50 percent from 3-point range (8 of 16), and forced seven of the Raiders' 11 turnovers in the first half.

    Leading 17-16, Butler used an 11-1 run to pull away. Hayward capped the run on two free throws with 4:45 left in the first half for a 28-17 Bulldogs' advantage.

    Butler held Wright State (10-6, 3-2) to 38.1 percent shooting in the first half.

    The Bulldogs led by as many as 15, 56-41 on a layup by Zach Hahn with 11:49 remaining in their third straight win.

    Willie Veasley added 12 points and Matt Howard 10 for Butler, which shot 57.9 percent in the second half (11 of 19).

    Todd Brown scored 18 and Cory Cooperwood had 15 points and five blocks for the Raiders.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    BUT
    WRST
    Points 77 65
    FG Made-Attempted 23-45 (.511) 18-44 (.409)
    3P Made-Attempted 8-16 (.500) 7-15 (.467)
    FT Made-Attempted 23-24 (.958) 22-28 (.786)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 20 (0/0) 21 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 15 2

    2009-10 Season

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