facebook
twitter
search
search

COL BKB: Butler 64, Gonzaga 63

Jan. 20, 2013 at 12:34 AM

INDIANAPOLIS, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- Roosevelt Jones' steal and subsequent basket at the buzzer Saturday hoisted 13th-ranked Butler to a thrilling 64-63 win over No. 8 Gonzaga.

Gonzaga took a one-point lead when Kelly Olynyk sank two free throws with 4.6 second left and Butler's chances dimmed further when Alex Barlow was called for traveling.

Advertisement

But Jones then stole an errant inbounds pass at midcourt, streaked to the other end of the court and connected on a one-handed shot from near the foul line as time expired, handing Butler (16-2) an improbable victory.

He finished with 20 points and Kellen Dunham added 14 as Butler notched its 13th straight win, despite the absence of injured leading scorer Rotnei Clarke.

Elias Harris and Sam Dower each supplied 20 points for Gonzaga (17-2).

Related UPI Stories
Topics: Elias Harris
Latest Headlines
Trending Stories
WATCH: Umpire exits after hit in head with bat
Michael Jordan vetoed a Tracy McGrady for Scottie Pippen trade
WATCH: Irish soccer fans dent car roof, immediately fix it
Paulina Gretzky's dress upstages Dustin Johnson's U.S. Open win
Swedish soccer player removed from game for farting
Videos