Georgetown Tops Butler in Overtime

Butler (10-6, 0-4) fell short in overtime once again, this time to Georgetown (11-4, 3-1) 70-67, for their fourth overtime loss of the season.

INDIANAPOLIS (IN) - Butler (10-6, 0-4) fell short in overtime once again, this time to Georgetown (11-4, 3-1) 70-67, for their fourth overtime loss of the season.

Despite the foul trouble for Georgetown's front court with Nate Lubick, Mikael Hopkins, and Moses Ayegba all fouling out and missing Joshua Smith, Butler wasn't able to take advantage.

Butler shot a season-worst 2/21 (9.5%) from three point range and the Hoyas outscored Butler 44-26 in the paint to get the win at Hinkle Fieldhouse.

The Bulldogs turned the ball over three times in the final 3 minutes of overtime and Butler fell to 0-4 in the Big East.

Kellen Dunham scored 21 points (6/19 FG) and Khyle Marshall added 18 points in the loss.

D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera scored a team-high 18 points for Georgetown, while Markel Starks added 15 for the Hoyas.

Georgetown controlled the game and pace of play in the 1st half. The Hoyas relied on a balanced attack as eight players scored in the first half.

Georgetown led 34-29 at halftime.

In the 2nd half, Butler battled back. The Hoyas continued to lead until Butler made a 12-2 run to grab their first lead of the game 53-52 with 3:19 remaining.

The teams exchanged the lead multiple times and Butler led 60-57 with 25 seconds left. Brandon Miller chose not to foul as Markel Starks lined up a three to tie the game at 60-60 with 14 seconds left. Kameron Woods' baseline jumper rimmed out and the game was headed to overtime.

Woods scored just 2 points, but grabbed 10 rebounds. It was his 15th double-digit rebounding game of his career.

Butler's performance at the free throw line is what allowed the Bulldogs to stay in the game. They shot 25/33 (75.8%) from the line, while Georgetown was 8/16 (50%).

Georgetown outscored Butler 20-14 off the bench led by Aaron Bowen, who scored 11 points, grabbed 5 rebounds, and had 2 steals in 29 minutes for Georgetown.

Freshman forward Andrew Chrabascz was huge for the Bulldogs off the bench. He scored a career-high 14 points (6/8 FT) and grabbed 6 rebounds. He consistently found himself in the right position due to his hustle and may be working his way into the starting lineup soon.

Georgetown shot 29/64 (45.3%) from the field including 4/20 (20%) from three.

The Bulldogs now head to Omaha to take on Big East leading Creighton and the conference's leading scorer in Doug McDermott on Tuesday night.

NOTES: Erik Fromm played just 23 minutes and scored 4 points...Elijah Brown was scoreless off the bench in 13 minutes...Alex Barlow finished with 8 points and 4 rebounds (1/7 3PT)...Butler was out-rebounded 43-36 despite three Georgetown front court players fouling out...Butler shot 20/60 (33.3%) from the field including 2/21 (9.5%) from three...Attendance was 9,640.

It was over when...Aaron Bowen stole the ball in overtime with 13 seconds left and fed Reggie Cameron for an easy laup, which extended the Hoyas' lead to 69-65.

Stat of the Game: 9.5% - Butler shot a season worst 2/21 from three point range.


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