Scores

Final

Butler 71

(20-13, 11-7 Horizon)

Milwaukee 49

(20-13, 11-7 Horizon)

    Coverage: ESPN3

    8:30 PM ET, March 2, 2012

    Athletics-Recreation Center, Valparaiso, Indiana

    1 2 T
    BUT 22 4971
    MILW 18 3149

    Top Performers

    Butler: R. Jones 17 Pts, 4 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl, 1 Blk

    Milwaukee: J. Haarsma 9 Pts, 6 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Stl

    Butler 71, Milwaukee 49

    Associated Press

    VALPARAISO, Ind. -- Khyle Marshall's double-double led Butler to the Horizon League tournament semifinals for the seventh straight year with a 71-49 victory over Milwaukee on Friday night.

    Marshall scored 17 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for the fifth-seeded Bulldogs (20-13), who will meet top-seeded Valparaiso in the semifinals Saturday night. Roosevelt Jones made 8 of 11 shots and matched Marshall's 17 points.

    James Haarsma's nine points led the fourth-seeded Panthers (20-13), whose five-game winning streak ended. Milwaukee shot 32 percent and was outrebounded 46-25.

    Butler, which has won seven of eight, had two 11-0 runs.

    The Bulldogs led 20-18 before scoring the next 11 points, seven by Marshall, for a 31-18 lead with 17:30 left.

    After the Panthers closed within 33-26, Butler reeled off another 11 in a row for a 44-26 edge with 11:47 remaining.

    It got no closer than 13 after that.

    Butler clinched its seventh consecutive 20-win season.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    BUT
    MILW
    Points 71 49
    FG Made-Attempted 29-58 (.500) 15-47 (.319)
    3P Made-Attempted 2-12 (.167) 6-23 (.261)
    FT Made-Attempted 11-20 (.550) 13-22 (.591)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 19 (0/0) 18 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 25 0

    2011-12 Season

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    Dec 31, 2011 @BUT 54, MILW 50Recap
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    Research Notes

    Butler advances to the semifinals of the Horizon League Tournament by blowing out Milwaukee. Brad Stevens continues his magic this time of year. He's won 13 games in a row in March and is 18-3 overall in the month of March. His last loss in March came in the Round of 64 against LSU in 2009

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