Boxscore
Butler 72, Marquette 71
Monday, November 19, 2012 3:00 PM
Location - Lahaina Civic Center, Lahaina, Hawaii
Officials - Bernard Clinton, Byron Evans, Joe Lindsay
Attendance - 2400

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
Butler 31 41 72
Marquette 30 41 71

Recap


Butler 72, Marquette 71:
Rotnei Clarke sank a desperation 3-pointer at the buzzer to lift the Bulldogs to the win in the opening game of the Maui Invitational.

Clarke, the leading scorer at Arkansas as a junior (15.2) before transferring to Butler and redshirting last season, finished with 20 points. Khyle Marshall, a 6-6 junior forward, scored a career-high 24 for Butler (2-1), which will meet No. 9 North Carolina in Tuesday's semifinals.

Vander Blue scored 21 points for the Golden Eagles (2-1), who had taken a two-point lead with eight seconds left when Junior Cadougan made one of two free throws. Clarke then dribbled up the floor and launched a 30-footer for the victory.

Roosevelt Jones overcame early foul trouble to score 12 points for Butler, and Andrew Smith added 10.

Cadougan finished with 14 points and Davante Gardner had 12 points and seven rebounds off the bench for Marquette. Butler’s only bench points came on a tip in by Erik Fromm just before Cadougan went to the line the final time.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Marquette reserve guard Jake Thomas scored a three-point play with 31 seconds left, his first points of the game, to give the Golden Eagles a three-point lead with 31 seconds remaining. … Butler freshman guard Kellen Dunham started over senior Chase Stigall. Dunham had combined for 29 points in the first two games, while Stigall, a senior guard who started the 2011 National Championship game, had four.  Dunham finished with four points and Stigall went scoreless.

Butler Bulldogs

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Rotnei Clarke 37:00 7-21 4-14 2-3 2 4 6 0 3 0 1 0 20
Andrew Smith 24:00 3-10 0-3 4-7 3 2 5 1 5 2 0 0 10
Khyle Marshall 31:00 11-15 0-0 2-6 3 6 9 1 1 2 1 1 24
Roosevelt Jones 28:00 5-8 0-0 2-5 1 1 2 4 4 0 3 0 12
Kellen Dunham 27:00 0-1 0-1 4-4 2 2 4 2 3 1 0 0 4
Chase Stigall 18:00 0-1 0-1 0-0 0 2 2 1 2 2 1 0 0
Jackson Aldridge 21:00 0-4 0-2 0-0 0 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 0
Kameron Woods 3:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0
Erik Fromm 11:00 1-1 0-0 0-0 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 2
TOTAL 200 27-61 4-21 14-25 12 19 31 10 22 8 7 1 72
  44.3% 19.0% 56.0% Team Rebs: 3   Total TO: 7

Marquette Golden Eagles

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Chris Otule 12:00 1-1 0-0 1-1 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 3
Junior Cadougan 32:00 5-9 1-3 3-4 0 1 1 3 1 1 3 0 14
Jamil Wilson 14:00 0-4 0-1 0-0 0 3 3 1 4 0 1 0 0
Vander Blue 37:00 7-14 3-5 4-5 2 1 3 1 0 0 3 0 21
Juan Anderson 22:00 2-3 0-1 1-4 2 4 6 2 4 3 1 1 5
Trent Lockett 25:00 3-6 0-1 3-5 0 5 5 0 5 1 3 0 9
Derrick Wilson 10:00 0-0 0-0 2-2 0 2 2 0 3 1 0 0 2
Steve Taylor, Jr. 13:00 1-3 0-2 0-0 1 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 2
Jake Thomas 18:00 1-2 0-1 1-1 1 4 5 0 2 0 1 0 3
Davante Gardner 16:00 4-7 0-0 4-6 5 2 7 0 4 0 2 1 12
Jamal Ferguson 1:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 24-49 4-14 19-28 11 24 35 7 24 7 14 3 71
  49.0% 28.6% 67.9% Team Rebs: 2   Total TO: 14