9:00 PM ET, March 9, 2010
Hinkle Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, IN
IDNIANAPOLIS -- Win or lose the Horizon League championship game, Butler was headed to the NCAA tournament.Still, the 12th-ranked Bulldogs felt something was missing from their resume. On Tuesday night, they finally got the title and the ticket they so desperately craved.A year after being upset on its home court in the conference title game, Butler blew out second-seeded Wright State 70-45 to claim its fourth straight NCAA bid.
• The Bulldogs captured their sixth Horizon League tournament title, tying a league record, and advanced to the NCAA tournament for the fourth consecutive season.
• The win is the team's 20th in a row, the longest active streak in the nation; Butler has not lost since Dec. 22.
• Gordon Hayward (8 points, 4 rebounds) snapped a streak of five straight double-doubles, but Matt Howard and Shelvin Mack each contribute 14 points to lead the way.
• The Raiders lost for the seventh straight time to Butler and failed to advance to their third NCAA tournament appearance.
-- ESPN Stats & Information
National Invitation Tournament
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||18-52 (.346)||24-46 (.522)|
|3P Made-Attempted||2-20 (.100)||9-19 (.474)|
|FT Made-Attempted||7-10 (.700)||13-14 (.929)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||17 (0/0)||15 (0/0)|