Scores

Final

Butler 79

(20-9, 12-5 Horizon)

UIC 52

(7-22, 2-15 Horizon)

    Coverage: FULLCT/ESPN3

    2:00 PM ET, February 19, 2011

    UIC Pavilion, Chicago, Illinois

    1 2 T
    BUT 40 3979
    UIC 27 2552

    Top Performers

    Butler: M. Howard 19 Pts, 9 Reb, 3 Ast

    Illinois-Chicago: R. Kreps 10 Pts, 4 Reb, 4 Ast

    UIC's struggles continue with loss against Butler

    Associated Press

    CHICAGO -- Matt Howard scored 19 points Saturday to lead Butler to its sixth straight victory in a 79-52 decision over Illinois-Chicago.

    Andrew Smith added 16 points for the Bulldogs (20-9, 12-5), percentage points out of second place in the Horizon League. Shawn Vanzant scored 11, and Shelvin Mack had 10 points for his 13th consecutive game in double figures. Mack also had a game-best six assists, and Howard and Smith grabbed nine rebounds apiece.

    Paul Carter's 15 points paced the Flames (7-22, 2-15), who shot just 38.2 percent and have lost six of seven. Robo Kreps added 10 points.

    Smith's dunk with 6:41 left in the first half put Butler ahead 23-22. The Bulldogs pushed the lead to 40-27 at intermission and were never threatened afterward.

    Butler, which shot 50 percent (32 of 64), has won 27 of its last 28 games when yielding fewer than 60 points.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    BUT
    UIC
    Points 79 52
    FG Made-Attempted 32-64 (.500) 21-55 (.382)
    3P Made-Attempted 4-17 (.235) 7-21 (.333)
    FT Made-Attempted 11-15 (.733) 3-7 (.429)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 14 (0/0) 12 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 30 4

    2010-11 Season

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