Butler 68, Youngstown St. 59

Associated Press  |  Last updated February 09, 2012
Chrishawn Hopkins scored 19 points and Ronald Nored grabbed 11 rebounds as Butler took down Youngstown State 68-59 on Thursday night in Horizon League play. Jackson Aldridge added 15 and Roosevelt Jones 11 for the Bulldogs. Butler (14-12, 8-6), who led throughout, took a 35-25 lead into halftime and pushed that lead to 14, 40-26, in the second half. Youngstown State rallied to cut the deficit to six, 51-45, with 6:14 left to play but Hopkins scored eight straight to put the Bulldogs back up by 12 and seal the win. The Bulldogs shot 44.4 percent (21 of 54) from the field, hitting 5 of 16 3-point attempts in the process. Kendrick Perry led Youngstown with 23 and Ashen Ward added 10 but the duo went a combined 2 for 10 from 3-point range. Butler (13-11, 8-6) has won two if it's last three games.
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