Scores

Final

Butler 48

(15-4, 8-0 Horizon)

Loyola (IL) 47

(12-6, 3-5 Horizon)

    8:00 PM ET, January 21, 2010

    Joseph J. Gentile Center, Chicago, Illinois

    1 2 T
    BUT 30 1848
    L-IL 26 2147

    Top Performers

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

    Loyola (IL): W. Gibler 14 Pts, 9 Reb, 1 Blk

    Butler survives last-second shot and tip attempt by Loyola of Chicago

    Associated Press

    CHICAGO -- Willie Veasley's free throw with 34 seconds left gave Butler the lead and the No. 20 Bulldogs survived a last-second shot and tip attempt to beat Loyola of Chicago 48-47 Thursday night.

    Fast Facts

    • Gordon Hayward and Shelvin Mack had 12 points each as Butler moved to 8-0 in the Horizon League.

    • The Bulldogs won despite shooting just 36 percent from the floor. They also struggled from deep, going 3-for-20 from the 3-point line.

    • The Bulldogs have won 14 of their last 15 games vs. unranked opponents.

    • The Ramblers shot just 34 percent from the field as they lost for the sixth time in their last eight conference home games.

    -- ESPN Stats & Information

    Veasley hit the second of two free throws to break a 47-47 tie. After the teams traded turnovers, Loyola had one last chance with 5.9 seconds to go. But Terrance Hill's 3-point attempt went in and out and Jordan Hicks couldn't convert a tip-in as the buzzer sounded.

    Shelvin Mack and Gordon Hayward scored 12 points each for cold-shooting Butler (15-4, 8-0 Horizon), which won its seventh straight game.

    Loyola (12-6, 3-5) got 14 points from Walt Gibler and 12 points from Hill, whose long 3-pointer with 48 seconds to play, after two offensive rebounds by teammate Andy Polka, tied the game at 47.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    BUT
    L-IL
    Points 48 47
    FG Made-Attempted 20-56 (.357) 16-47 (.340)
    3P Made-Attempted 3-20 (.150) 3-9 (.333)
    FT Made-Attempted 5-10 (.500) 12-16 (.750)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 18 (0/0) 14 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 8 1

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