Scores

Final OT

Butler 76

(17-10, 10-4 Horizon)

Kent State 80

(19-7, 12-2 MAC)

    12:30 PM ET, February 18, 2006

    Memorial A & C Center, Kent, Ohio

    1 2 OT T
    BUT 31 38 776
    KENT 31 38 1180

    Top Performers

    Butler: B. Crone 12 Pts, 9 Reb, 5 Ast, 5 Stl

    Kent State: J. Youngblood 25 Pts, 4 Reb, 2 Ast

    Youngblood leads Kent State past Butler in overtime

    KENT, Ohio (AP) -- Jay Youngblood scored 25 points and made a jumper that put Kent State ahead to stay in overtime Saturday, leading the Golden Flashes to an 80-76 victory over Butler.

    Running Down
    BracketBusters Saturday
    Winner Busted Final
    No. Iowa Bucknell 65-61 (2OT)
    Iona Buffalo 93-75
    Kent State Butler 80-76 (OT)
    Missouri St. Wis.-Milw. 72-63
    Western Ky. No. Arizona 79-58
    Old Dominion Marist 84-71
    La. Tech So. Illinois 54-51
    George Mason Wichita St. 70-67
    Ohio Samford 64-52
    Utah State Northwestern St. 66-63
    Creighton Fresno State 67-62

    Kent State (19-7) rallied from a nine-point deficit in the second half, sending it to overtime on DeAndre Haynes' 3-pointer with 6 seconds left in regulation. The Golden Flashes have won six of their last seven games.

    Youngblood's jumper broke the game's 11th and final tie in overtime, putting Kent State ahead 76-74 with 1:06 left. Haynes followed with a pair of free throws for a four-point lead that held up.

    Butler (17-10) took the lead early in the second half and stretched it to 55-46 on Brandon Polk's layup with 6:48 left in regulation, but couldn't hold on. Five Bulldogs scored in double figures, led by Polk with 21 points. Avery Sheets and A.J. Graves added 13 points apiece.

    Mike Scott had 17 points and 14 rebounds for Kent State, which shot 55 percent from the field and went 18-of-23 on free throws.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    BUT
    KENT
    Points 76 80
    FG Made-Attempted 28-59 (.475) 27-49 (.551)
    3P Made-Attempted 10-26 (.385) 8-17 (.471)
    FT Made-Attempted 10-15 (.667) 18-23 (.783)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 16 (0/0) 19 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 9 4

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