Maui Invitational - Butler vs North Carolina Wrap - Butler Wins 82-71

Maui Invitational - Butler vs North Carolina Wrap - Butler Wins 82-71

Rotnei Clarke scored 17 points leading Butler to an 82-71 victory over North Carolina at Lahaina Civic Center on Tuesday.

Butler won and also put money in the pockets of their supporters by covering the 9-point spread as underdogs.

Butler got 17 points from Kellen Dunham and another 13 points from Andrew Smith. Roosevelt Jones contributed 4 assists, while Khyle Marshall cleaned the glass with 11 rebounds.

North Carolina got 15 points from P.J. Hairston in a losing cause and another 13 points from Reggie Bullock. Marcus Paige contributed 5 assists for them, while P.J. Hairston had 7 rebounds.

Butler hit the break leading 35-18 before taking care of business in the second half.

Butler won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 39-29.