Butler's Baldwin beats Northwestern in last second
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[November 17, 2016]
Freshman guard Kamar Baldwin hit
a jumper from just inside the 3-point arc with half a second to play
to lift Butler past Northwestern 70-68 Wednesday in a back-and-forth
Gavitt Tipoff Game at Hinkle Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.
Junior forward Kelan Martin finished with a game-high 22 points for
the Bulldogs, who beat Northwestern for the sixth straight time and
improved to 2-0 on the season.
Sophomore forward Vic Law scored 17 points to lead the Wildcats
Martin scored 11 points in the first five minutes of the second
half, helping Butler grab a 46-42 lead and forcing Northwestern to
The Wildcats battled back, running off seven straight points and
taking a 60-54 lead on a 3-pointer by Law with 5:45 to play. It was
the largest lead either team had enjoyed at that point, and the game
stayed close to the final seconds.
After a turnover by Northwestern, Butler coach Chris Holtmann called
timeout with 13 seconds left. Baldwin dribbled to his left, went
behind his back to gain separation and then buried an 18-footer for
Baldwin finished with 11 points.
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Northwestern led 32-29 at halftime. Law had nine points and four
rebounds in the first half for the Wildcats. Butler shot just 32.4
percent from the floor in the first half and connected on 2 of 13
Junior guard Bryant McIntosh added 12 points, and junior guard
Scottie Lindsay had 10 points and seven rebounds for Northwestern.
Butler senior forward Andrew Chrabascz added 13 points and seven
rebounds for the Bulldogs, who capitalized on 16 Northwestern
turnovers to help overcome cold shooting.
Butler shot just 38.3 percent from the floor in the game, while
Northwestern hit 48 percent of its shots.
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