Recap - La Salle Defeats Butler 54-53
|Recap - La Salle Defeats Butler 54-53|
La Salle got 16 points from Tyreek Duren en route to a 54-53 victory over Butler on Wednesday at Tom Gola Arena.
Bettors who backed La Salle were disappointed, as they failed to cover the closing number of 2.5.
Sam Mills had 11 points for La Salle and Tyrone Garland chipped in with 9 points. Tyreek Duren had 6 assists for them, while Sam Mills was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 5 boards.
Butler got 16 points from Andrew Smith in a losing cause and another 15 points from Kellen Dunham. Alex Barlow contributed 5 assists for them, while Andrew Smith had 8 rebounds.
La Salle hit the break trailing 28-23 before taking care of business in the second half.
Butler had a 29-26 advantage in the rebounding department as they won the battle in the paint.