Scores

Final

Miss Valley St 71

(1-6, 0-5 away)

Butler 91

(5-4, 1-0 Horizon)

    7:00 PM ET, December 11, 2010

    Hinkle Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, Indiana

    1 2 T
    MVSU 25 4671
    BUT 48 4391

    Top Performers

    Mississippi Valley State: K. Burwell 13 Pts, 5 Reb, 8 Ast, 1 Stl

    Butler: M. Howard 26 Pts, 4 Reb, 3 Ast, 2 Blk

    Butler 91, MVSU 71

    Associated Press

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Matt Howard scored 26 points and Shelvin Mack added 12 as Butler beat Mississippi Valley State 91-71 on Saturday night.

    The Bulldogs (5-4), last year's national runner-up, avoided falling below .500 for the first time since they began the 2005-06 season with a 2/3 mark.

    Terrence Joyner and Kevin Burwell had 13 points each, and Jason Holmes had five blocks for the Delta Devils (1-6), which had not played since beating Georgia Southern on Nov. 27.

    After D'Angelo Jackson's 3-pointer gave it a 3-2 lead, Mississippi Valley State went scoreless for the next 7:23, enabling Butler to build a double-digit cushion it maintained for the rest of the game.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    MVSU
    BUT
    Points 71 91
    FG Made-Attempted 27-53 (.509) 27-60 (.450)
    3P Made-Attempted 5-15 (.333) 8-26 (.308)
    FT Made-Attempted 12-16 (.750) 29-32 (.906)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 25 (0/0) 17 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 1 28

    2010-11 Season

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