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COL BKB: Butler 62, Richmond 47

Jan. 16, 2013 at 9:30 PM

INDIANAPOLIS, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- Andrew Smith led Butler with 15 points Wednesday and the No. 13 Bulldogs piled up a huge rebounding advantage to roll past Richmond 62-47.

Butler shot a mere 37 percent from the field, but outrebounded the Spiders 47-18. The Bulldogs had 17 offensive rebounds to five for Richmond.

Butler played without leading scorer Rotnei Clarke, who was out with a sprained neck. He suffered the injury after being knocked into the basket support during a game against Dayton last Saturday.

Clarke, who played three seasons with Arkansas before transferring to Butler, is averaging 16 points a game.

The Bulldogs improved to 15-2 for the year and to 3-0 in Atlantic-10 Conference play.

Kellen Dunham took Clarke's place in the starting lineup and scored 11 points. Roosevelt Jones had 10 points and 12 rebounds for the Bulldogs, winners of 12 in a row.

The Spiders (11-7, 1-2) were paced by 12 points from Darien Brothers.

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