DAYTON, Ohio - Butler guard Rotnei Clarke was injured on a hard foul Saturday afternoon and taken out of the University of Dayton Arena on a stretcher.
A Butler spokesman said Clarke was taken to a nearby hospital for X-rays.
Clarke was attacking the basket after recording a steal when he took what appeared to be a shot to the shoulder from Dayton's Matt Derenbecker with 8:13 left in the first half. The official trailing the play immediately ruled it an intentional foul, and Clarke had words with Derenbecker while laying on his back.
An on-site doctor was first to Clarke, followed by Butler coach Brad Stevens. After several minutes, paramedics stabilized his neck before placing him first onto a backboard, then in a neckbrace and on to a stretcher.
He was moving his head, arms and legs before the paramedics arrived.
A 6'0 senior, Clarke leads No. 17 Butler at 17 points per game and came into the game as the nation's second-best 3-point shooter at 58-of-131 (44 percent) on the season....