Butler vs Rhode Island Final: 75-68 - Recap
Butler got 23 points from Rotnei Clarke en route to a 75-68 victory over Rhode Island on Saturday at Hinkle Fieldhouse.
Butler did not, however, defeat Rhode Island against the spread, which closed at 16 at most sportsbooks.
Roosevelt Jones had 18 points for Butler and Khyle Marshall chipped in with 13 points. Roosevelt Jones had 4 assists for them, while Roosevelt Jones was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 6 boards.
Rhode Island got an 18-point performance from Nikola Malesevic, who was supported by 14 points from Mike Powell. Mike Powell had 3 assists in a losing cause for Rhode Island, while Nikola Malesevic grabbed 6 rebounds.
Butler trailed at halftime, 32-30.
Butler had a 32-25 advantage in the rebounding department as they won the battle in the paint.