Scores

Final

Ball State 55

(1-1, 0-1 away)

Butler 64

(2-0, 1-0 home)

    7:00 PM ET, November 19, 2008

    Hinkle Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, Indiana

    1 2 T
    BALL 29 2655
    BUT 31 3364

    Top Performers

    Ball State: J. Jones 14 Pts, 12 Reb

    Butler: M. Howard 15 Pts, 6 Reb, 3 Ast, 2 Stl, 1 Blk

    Butler 64, Ball St. 55

    Associated Press

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Matt Howard scored 15 points and Butler held off a Ball State rally late in the first half for a 64-55 victory Wednesday night.

    The Bulldogs (2-0) led by 12 early in the game, but the Cardinals (1-1) pulled within 31-29 after a 3-pointer by Brandon Lampley and then a layup at the halftime buzzer by Eric Wormley.

    A 3-pointer by Ronald Nored started a 9-0 Butler run at the beginning of the second half, and the Bulldogs stayed in front the rest of the way.

    Garrett Butcher and Gordon Hayward added 9 points each for Butler.

    Anthony Newell led Ball State with 17 points and 11 rebounds, and Jarrod Jones added 14 points and 12 rebounds.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    BALL
    BUT
    Points 55 64
    FG Made-Attempted 22-52 (.423) 21-54 (.389)
    3P Made-Attempted 4-12 (.333) 9-26 (.346)
    FT Made-Attempted 7-9 (.778) 13-25 (.520)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 22 (0/0) 11 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 6 14

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