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Butler Downs Fordham 68-63 - Match Report

Butler got 22 points from Rotnei Clarke en route to a 68-63 victory over Fordham on Saturday at Rose Hill Gym.

Butler earned a straight-up victory but suffered an ATS defeat in failing to cover the 11.5-point spread.

Roosevelt Jones had 13 points for Butler and Andrew Smith chipped in with 12 points. Rotnei Clarke had 4 assists for them, while Kameron Woods was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 10 boards.

Fordham got 21 points from Chris Gaston in a losing cause and another 12 points from Mandell Thomas. Branden Frazier contributed 8 assists for them, while Travion Leonard had 9 rebounds.

Butler hit the break leading 30-26 before taking care of business in the second half.

The rebound battle favored Butler as they grabbed 42 boards, while Fordham only had 38.