No. 14 Butler takes down Detroit
Detroit, MI (Sports Network) – A.J. Graves scored 15 points, pulled down
seven rebounds and dished out five assists to lead 14th-ranked Butler over
Brandon Crone, Mike Green and Pete Campbell each contributed 12 points
for the Bulldogs (19-2, 7-1 Horizon), who have won five straight games.
Butler finished 47 percent shooting in the contest.
Brandon Cotton poured in 28 points on 11-of-22 from the floor while Ryvon
Covile added 12 for the Titans (7-13, 4-5), who have dropped three of five.
Butler took control from the start by scoring 11 of the first 14 points in the
game, and with 6 1/2 minutes remaining in the first half, Campbell’s three-
pointer put Butler on top, 25-15.
The Bulldogs led by as many as 16 in the frame and ended with a 38-24 halftime
In the second half, Detroit came back and cut its deficit to two at 49-47 on
Jon Goode’s free throw, but that’s as close as it would get. Green responded
with a pair of hits from the charity stripe and Drew Streicher drilled a trey
with 5 1/2 minutes to play as Butler cruised to victory.
The Titans shot 45 percent from the floor.
Graves finished 5-of-13 from the field…Streicher had nine points…Detroit’s
Chris Hayes pulled down seven boards…Butler holds a 34-27 edge in the all-
time series…Both teams meet again on Saturday, February 24.