Butler 68, Fordham 63

Saturday, February 16, 2013 4:00 PM
Location - Rose Hill Gymnasium, Bronx, New York
Officials - Sean Cassidy, Frank Scagliotta, David Walker
Attendance - 3200

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
Butler 30 38 68
Fordham 26 37 63

Recap

No. 10 Butler 68, Fordham 63: Rotnei Clarke scored 22 points for the visiting Bulldogs, the last on a pair of free throws with 6.4 seconds left that clinched the Atlantic 10 victory.

Roosevelt Jones added 13 points and eight rebounds, and Andrew Smith contributed 12 points for Butler (21-5, 8-3).

Fordham senior forward Chris Gaston, the team’s leading scorer and rebounder the previous three seasons, returned after missing the last seven games with a knee injury and scored a team-high 21 points for the Rams (6-20, 2-9).

The Bulldogs used a 13-0 run to take a 43-35 lead with 14:08 remaining. The Rams got as close as 65-63 on a layup by Leonard Travion with 18 seconds left, but Luka Zivkovic missed a potential tying 3-pointer with eight seconds left. Clarke then stepped to the line and sealed the victory.   

Fordham didn’t score its first points until 15:18 remained in the first half, then scored nine unanswered to take its first lead. Butler scored the last seven points of the half to move ahead 30-26, but the Rams scored the first nine of the second half to go on top 35-30.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Smith, the team’s second-leading scorer, was cleared to play Friday after missing Wednesday’s loss to Charlotte with an abdominal injury. … Fordham and Butler met one other time, a victory by the Bulldogs in the first round of the NIT in 1959. … Butler missed three free throws in the final 49 seconds to keep the door open for Fordham.

Butler Bulldogs

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Rotnei Clarke 36:00 6-16 4-10 6-6 1 5 6 4 1 1 3 0 22
Andrew Smith 30:00 3-7 0-2 6-6 0 2 2 1 3 0 2 0 12
Khyle Marshall 16:00 2-5 0-0 0-0 0 3 3 0 3 0 0 0 4
Alex Barlow 23:00 0-1 0-1 1-2 0 1 1 1 3 2 3 0 1
Roosevelt Jones 38:00 5-9 0-0 3-7 6 2 8 3 2 0 1 0 13
Kameron Woods 18:00 2-2 0-0 3-6 4 6 10 1 4 1 3 0 7
Erik Fromm 15:00 0-2 0-0 0-0 0 4 4 0 2 0 1 0 0
Kellen Dunham 21:00 2-8 2-7 3-7 0 3 3 1 1 0 1 0 9
Chase Stigall 3:00 0-1 0-1 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 20-51 6-21 22-34 11 27 38 11 19 4 14 0 68
  39.2% 28.6% 64.7% Team Rebs: 4   Total TO: 14

Fordham Rams

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Branden Frazier 39:00 1-9 0-4 2-3 0 2 2 8 2 2 2 0 4
Ryan Canty 10:00 1-1 0-0 0-0 0 2 2 0 4 0 0 0 2
Jermaine Myers 17:00 0-4 0-3 0-0 0 1 1 1 2 0 1 0 0
Mandell Thomas 39:00 4-13 3-5 1-1 2 2 4 1 3 0 2 1 12
Travion Leonard 23:00 5-8 0-0 0-0 5 4 9 2 2 0 1 0 10
Chris Gaston 27:00 9-17 0-0 3-4 2 4 6 0 3 0 2 0 21
Ryan Rhoomes 20:00 3-3 0-0 2-3 4 4 8 0 1 1 0 1 8
Bryan Smith 24:00 1-6 1-5 3-4 0 3 3 2 5 1 2 1 6
Luka Zivkovic 1:00 0-2 0-2 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 24-63 4-19 11-15 13 22 35 14 23 4 10 3 63
  38.1% 21.1% 73.3% Team Rebs: 3   Total TO: 10