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Butler vs Northwestern Recap - Butler Wins 74-65

Butler got a 24-point performance from Andrew Smith, who added 10 rebounds as Butler ran past Northwestern 74-65 on Saturday at Welsh-Ryan Arena.

Butler was the ATS victor, as they covered the 1.5-point spread as an underdog.

Butler got 13 points from Rotnei Clarke and another 11 points from Kellen Dunham. Alex Barlow contributed 4 assists, while Andrew Smith cleaned the glass with 10 rebounds.

Northwestern got 21 points from Dave Sobolewski in a losing cause and another 15 points from Tre Demps. Jared Swopshire contributed 5 assists for them, while Drew Crawford had 6 rebounds.

Butler hit the break leading 34-31 before taking care of business in the second half.

Butler won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 40-34.