Butler Escapes Omaha With Win

Butler (19-7, 9-4) used a last second shot by Roosevelt Jones to beat Creighton 58-56 on Monday night.

OMAHA, Neb. - Roosevelt Jones has done it again.

The redshirt junior made another game winning shot hitting a running layup with 1.9 seconds left to help Butler defeat Creighton 58-56 on Monday night.

Two days after losing sophomore Andrew Chrabascz for 2-4 weeks with a hand injury, Butler relied on Jones and junior Kellen Dunham for more offense.

Jones finished with 18 points (8/17 FG), 6 rebounds, and 6 assists, while Dunham had a game-high 19 points (8/15 FG).

In a game of runs, Butler came out on top with the last run of the game.

Trailing 54-48 with 3:14 left, Butler closed the game on an 8-2 run, which culminated in the Jones basket.

After Kellen Dunham missed a fade away jumper from just inside the three point line with under 30 seconds left, senior point guard Alex Barlow grabbed the offensive rebound, he finished with 7 total rebounds and 5 points, and eventually handed it to Jones, who drove and it the game-winner.

Butler owned a 9-7 advantage on the offensive glass. Both teams finished with 29 rebounds.

Senior Kameron Woods had another double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds. It was his 7th of the season and 15th of his career.

The Bulldogs led for the majority of the opening 10 minutes of the 1st half, but Creighton responded and grabbed the lead with 8 minutes to play during an 17-4 run which resulted in Creighton taking a 29-25 lead into the break.

Austin Chatman and Devin Brooks each scored 17 points for the BlueJays. Chatman finished 6/14 from the field including 3/7 from 3-point range.

The win for Butler was their first win in Omaha in over 80 years.

NOTES: Freshman Tyler Wideman started in place of Chrabascz and finished with 2 points and 0 rebounds in 12 minutes...Austin Etherington played 22 minutes and recorded 3 rebounds and 0 points...Freshman Jackson Davis had 1 rebound and 2 point (an acrobatic layin) in 6 minutes...Attendance at CenturyLink Center was 17,971...Brad Stevens (Boston Celtics HC and former Butler HC) was in attendance.


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