Kellen Dunham led Butler (12-15,2-13) with 25 points while
Khyle Marshall added 22. Andrew Chrabascz scored 14 points and
Kameron Woods returned from a one-game suspension to record eight
points and 10 rebounds as the Bulldogs lost their sixth
Both teams came out fast, with the Friars hitting four of their
first five attempts from 3-pointrange yet still tailing 16-14
nearly eight minutes into the game. Providence put together a
25-10 run from that point to take a comfortable lead, and the
advantage was still 13 going to halftime.
The Bulldogs got right back into it in the second half, opening
on a 19-4 run to take a two-point advantage with just under 14
minutes to play. It was close from then on, but the Friars took
the lead for good on Henton's 3-pointer midway through the half
and hit 13 free throws in the final five minutes to help to stave
off any Butler attempt at a rally.
GAME NOTEBOOK: Butler G Alex Barlow had nine points, eight
assists and three steals in a losing effort. … Providence shot
66.7 percent from the field, including 13-of-20 from 3-point
range. … The Bulldogs nearly had as many offensive rebounds as
they had defensive, snagging 12 of their 28 boards from the
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