CLEVELAND -- Shelvin Mack scored 11 points, dished out seven assists and had six rebounds to help Butler snap a three-game losing streak to beat Cleveland State 73-61 on Saturday.
Ronald Nored made a free throw with 3:37 left in the second half to give the Bulldogs a 66-56 lead. A fastbreak layup and free throw by Cleveland State's Norris Cole cut the margin to seven with 3:03 left, but the Vikings (21-4, 10-3) would come no closer.
Butler scored seven straight points and held Cleveland State scoreless until 36 seconds to play. Mack scored four points during the Bulldogs' spurt.