Dukes Fall to No. 15 (AP) Butler, 68-49
Feb. 19, 2013
INDIANAPOLIS - Rotnei Clarke scored 16 points and Khyle Marshall added 14 as No. 15 (AP) Butler (22-5, 9-3) cruised to a 68-49 win over Duquesne (8-18, 1-11) at Hinkle Fieldhouse.
The Dukes, who were playing their third game in six days, were led by Derrick Colter with 11 points.
Duquesne trailed 20-14 following a Jerry Jones layup before Kellen Dunham scored eight points in a 1:21 span to give the Bulldogs a 28-17 lead. The Bulldogs added two more 3-pointers in the final 1:39 to take a 36-22 lead at the half.
DU would get no closer than 13 the rest of the game.
Butler held Duquesne to 37.3 percent shooting. The Bulldogs shot 43.6 percent including 10-of-21 from the 3-point arc.
BU outrebounded DU 36-28.
"They are one of the best defensive teams we've played and it showed in our shooting statistics," said Duquesne coach Jim Ferry. "They are very disciplined defensively. Offensively, they have so many weapons, they are such a well-balanced scoring team. I'm not sure there's a guy on that team that doesn't try to do what he can't do."
Marshall scored 10 in the second half to lead the Bulldogs. Dunham scored eight of his 11 in the first half. Andrew Smith had 8 points and a game-high 10 rebounds for Butler.
Duquesne returns to action on Saturday when St. Bonaventure visits the Palumbo Center for a "Black Out" game at 7:00 p.m. All fans in attendance will receive a special Black Out T-shirt as the Dukes don black uniforms for the first time in school history.