January 8, 2009
COL BKB: Butler 64, Wright State 48
Matt Howard scored 14 points Thursday in a balanced Butler attack that carried the 20th-ranked Bulldogs to a 64-48 win over Wright State.
Butler built a lead that reached 18 points and after Wright State trimmed the deficit to eight with 7 1/2 minutes left, the Bulldogs ran off nine straight points to put the game away.Gordon Hayward had 12 points and Willie Veasley 11 in the fifth straight victory for Butler (13-1, 4-0 Horizon League).
Todd Brown scored 13 points for the Raiders (8-8, 2-3), who had won their previous six games.
Wright State hit only 33.3 percent of its field goal attempts.