Scores

Final

Butler 67

(8-4, 1-0 Horizon)

Florida State 64

(10-3, 1-0 ACC)

Coverage: ESPN2/WatchESPN

10:00 PM ET, December 23, 2010

Stan Sheriff Center, Honolulu, Hawaii

1 2 T
BUT 21 4667
FSU 19 4564

Top Performers

Butler: M. Howard 19 Pts, 9 Reb, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

Florida State: C. Singleton 28 Pts, 9 Reb, 1 Blk

Matt Howard, Shelvin Mack lead Butler into Hawaii tournament title game

Associated Press

HONOLULU -- Matt Howard scored 19 points and Shelvin Mack added 17, all in the second half, to lift Butler past Florida State 67-64 in a semifinal game of the Diamond Head Classic on Thursday night.

The Bulldogs (8-4) won their fourth in a row and advanced to Saturday's tournament championship game against Washington State. The loss snapped a five-game winning streak for the Seminoles (10-3).

Howard grabbed nine rebounds and Mack had five assists for Butler, which also got 11 points from Chase Stigall.

Butler led by as many as 15 points with 8:44 left, but Florida State came back and was within four in the final minute. Howard stole the ball and hit a pair of free throws to make it 67-61.

Chris Singleton, who hit a 3-pointer as time expired, scored 26 of his game-high 28 points in the second half for Florida State.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
BUT
FSU
Points 67 64
FG Made-Attempted 19-50 (.380) 21-53 (.396)
3P Made-Attempted 11-27 (.407) 10-28 (.357)
FT Made-Attempted 18-23 (.783) 12-15 (.800)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 18 (0/0) 24 (0/0)
Largest Lead 15 2

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