No. 18 Butler routs UW-Green Bay
Indianapolis, IN (Sports Network) – A.J. Graves had a game-high 28 points as
18th-ranked Butler hammered University of Wisconsin-Green Bay 80-59, at Hinkle
Graves was 7-of-15 from the field, including 5-of-8 from three-point distance.
He was also a perfect 9-for-9 from the free-throw line.
Pete Campbell added 14 points, while Brandon Crone contributed 13 points for
Butler (17-2, 5-1 Horizon League), which has won three straight and seven of
UW-Green Bay (10-9, 2-4) was led by Ryan Evanochko, who had a team-high 21
points on 8-of-11 shooting. UW-Green Bay has lost two in a row, and three of
After an evenly played first four and a half minutes of the contest, UW-Green
Bay got a layup from Aswan Minatee and three free throws to take a 14-9 lead
just under seven minutes into the game. However, Butler got a three-pointer
from Graves that spurred the Bulldogs on a 19-7 run, taking a 33-21 lead with
4:43 remaining in the opening half.
Butler continued its hot shooting from the field and took a 45-26 halftime
UW-Green Bay tried getting back into the contest early in the second half.
After a three-pointer by Ryan Tillema and jump shot by Evanochko cut the
Bulldogs lead to 45-31, Butler opened up a 65-47 advantage following a three-
pointer by Crone midway through the second half and never looked back.
Butler has won 20 of 25 games versus UW-Green Bay, including a three game
sweep last year…Tillema and Mike Schachtner each had eight
points apiece for the UW-Green Bay…Butler has won 19 straight contests at
Hinkle Fieldhouse, including nine wins this season. The Bulldogs have won 90
of the past 101 contests at Hinkle Fieldhouse.