Butler takes down Belmont 67-56
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Roosevelt Jones scored 20 points and Butler took down Belmont 67-56 on Sunday.
Jones was 8 of 12 from the floor, grabbed seven rebounds and had three assists. Kellen Dunham added 15 points, including four 3-pointers and the Bulldogs (10-3) shot 48 percent from the floor and outrebounded Belmont 38-21.
Craig Bradshaw paced Belmont (8-5) with 11 points and Evan Bradds had 10.
Belmont built an 11-point lead with 8:48 left in the first half but Butler erased that in a span of 3:03 with a 14-4 run. Dunham’s 3-pointer with 1:44 left lifted Butler to a 39-38 halftime lead.
An 8-0 run midway through the second — in which Belmont went 0 of 9 and missed two free throws — pushed Butler to a nine-point lead and they cruised to the win.