Recap - Butler Defeats Xavier 67-62
Butler earned a 67-62 victory over Xavier on Saturday, getting 21 points from Rotnei Clarke at Hinkle Fieldhouse.
Butler did not, however, defeat Xavier against the spread, which closed at 7.5 at most sportsbooks.
Butler got 15 points from Kameron Woods and another 8 points from Kellen Dunham. Roosevelt Jones contributed 4 assists, while Andrew Smith cleaned the glass with 5 rebounds.
Xavier got 20 points from Semaj Christon in a losing cause and another 16 points from Isaiah Philmore. Semaj Christon contributed 5 assists for them, while Isaiah Philmore had 11 rebounds.
Butler led at halftime, 26-25.