Scores

Final

Wright State 52

(13-19, 7-11 Horizon)

Butler 70

(19-13, 11-7 Horizon)

    7:00 PM ET, February 28, 2012

    Hinkle Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, Indiana

    1 2 T
    WRST 29 2352
    BUT 30 4070

    Top Performers

    Wright St: C. Darling 12 Pts, 2 Reb, 2 Stl

    Butler: A. Smith 25 Pts, 7 Reb

    Butler 70, Wright St. 52

    Associated Press

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Andrew Smith had 25 points and seven rebounds and Roosevelt Jones added 11 points to lead Butler to a 70-52 victory against Wright State on Tuesday night in the opening round of the Horizon League tournament.

    Chrishawn Hopkins scored 10 points for the fifth-seeded Bulldogs (19-13), who face No. 4 seed Milwaukee in the second round on Friday.

    Cole Darling had 12 points for the eighth-seeded Raiders (13-19).

    Butler, the national runner-up the last two seasons with its lowest seed in the Horizon tournament since 2005, led by a point at intermission but broke the game open with a 13-0 run to start the second half. Khyle Marshall had six points during the surge, which he culminated with a dunk that made the score 43-29 with 15:28 remaining.

    The Bulldogs shot 53.7 percent (22 of 41) from the floor and had a 30-14 rebounding advantage.

    Julius Mays scored 11 points for Wright State.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    WRST
    BUT
    Points 52 70
    FG Made-Attempted 18-47 (.383) 22-41 (.537)
    3P Made-Attempted 4-15 (.267) 5-12 (.417)
    FT Made-Attempted 12-22 (.545) 21-27 (.778)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 22 (0/0) 18 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 3 21

    2011-12 Season

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