Scores

Final

Cleveland State 56

(15-2, 4-1 Horizon)

Butler 79

(11-5, 3-1 Horizon)

    Coverage: ESPNU/WatchESPN

    7:00 PM ET, January 7, 2011

    Hinkle Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, Indiana

    1 2 T
    CLEV 23 3356
    BUT 42 3779

    Top Performers

    Cleveland State: N. Cole 26 Pts, 10 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl

    Butler: A. Smith 22 Pts, 10 Reb, 2 Stl

    Butler 79, Cleveland St. 56

    Associated Press

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Andrew Smith snagged a double-double, scoring 22 points and pulling down 10 rebounds, as Butler cruised past Cleveland State 79-56 on Friday night.

    Smith made 7 of 9 shots from the field and all eight of his free throw tries as the Bulldogs (11-5, 3-1 Horizon) bounced back from a Monday loss against Milwaukee, which was their first conference defeat since Feb. 18, 2009.

    Butler got ahead quickly with a 13-0 run early in the first half and led by as many as 26 points late in the game.

    Norris Cole grabbed a double-double for the Vikings (15-2, 4-1) with 10 rebounds and a game-high 26 points while Aaron Pogue chipped in with 11 points.

    Matt Howard helped the Bulldogs by scoring 17 points. Ronald Nored added 13 points and Khyle Marshall scored 11 for Butler.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    CLEV
    BUT
    Points 56 79
    FG Made-Attempted 19-56 (.339) 26-54 (.481)
    3P Made-Attempted 5-18 (.278) 5-14 (.357)
    FT Made-Attempted 13-20 (.650) 22-28 (.786)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 21 (0/0) 16 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 26

    2010-11 Season

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    Research Notes

    With Butler's 79-56 win over Butler Brad Stevens reaches 100 wins in just his 120th career game as a coach, tied for the 6th fastest of any coach in Division I Men's Basketball history.
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