INDIANAPOLIS -- Andrew Smith had 16 points and 10 rebounds, and Butler went on a late run Tuesday to pull away from Chattanooga 57-46 in the Hoosier Classic.
The Bulldogs (1-1) led 47-44 with 6:07 remaining before scoring nine straight points, including a 3-pointer and a dunk by Chase Stigall, that gave them a 12-point advantage with 55 seconds left in the game. Chattanooga (0-2) missed three 3-pointers and turned the ball over four times during that five-minute stretch.
Chrishawn Hopkins added 12 points and five assists for Butler.
Neither team shot the ball well. Chattanooga hit 36 percent from the field, including 2 of 14 on 3-pointers. Butler was only slightly better, shooting 37 percent and making 6 of 22 from long range.
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