INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - It was Senior Night at Hinkle Fieldhouse and Butler was welcoming back sophomore Andrew Chrabascz after a 4 game absence. While seniors Alex Barlow and Kameron Woods had quality games, they came up just short against Georgetown 60-54.
D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera led the Hoyas with a game-high 16 points. While the leading scorer for Georgetown (19-9, 11-6) was slow out of the gate against the Bulldogs, he finished 5/9 from the field, while collecting 7 rebounds and 2 assists.
Woods led the Bulldogs with 15 points and 16 rebounds, his 8th double-double of the season and 16th of his career at Butler. He finished 5/6 from the field and 5/5 from the free throw line.
Barlow added 13 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists, and a steal in his final game at Hinkle Fieldhouse.
After trading the lead a few times early in the game, Georgetown went on a 16-3 run midway through the 1st half to grab a 27-20 lead and they would head into the break leading 30-24.
Georgetown extended that lead early in the 2nd half to 10 points, 34-24.
The Bulldogs began chipping away at the Hoyas' lead and eventually took the lead 37-36 with 12:59 left to play.
Both teams went back and forth down the stretch and the Hoyas led 56-54 with 12 seconds to play.
Joshua Smith headed to the line for Georgetown and he missed the opening shot of a 1-and-1 free throw situation. Kameron Woods looked to grab the rebound for Butler, but had it stolen away by D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera, who subsequently hit two free throws to put the game out of reach.
Smith and freshman guard Tre Campbell each added 10 points for Georgetown.
Butler's two leading scorers struggled on Senior Day.
Junior Kellen Dunham struggled in the 1st half against the Hoyas with 0 points on 0/4 shooting. He finished with 8 points (3/12 FG), 3 rebounds, and 2 assists. Fellow junior Roosevelt Jones finished with just 7 points (2/10 FG), 3 rebounds, 3 assists, and 3 steals.
Butler shot just 18/51 (35.3%) from the field including 8/20 from 3-point range. They also struggled at the free throw line hitting just 10/22 (45.5%).
The game marked the return of Andrew Chrabascz to the Butler lineup. While he didn't start, he finished with 8 points (3/10 FG) in 31 minutes.
NOTES: Kameron Woods became the 3rd player in Butler history to reach the 900 rebound plateau (906). He is still 3rd in rebounding all-time at Butler, just 56 away from the all-time lead...Butler dominated the glass 39-20 including a 17-2 advantage on the offensive glass...Freshman Kelan Martin finished with 3 points in 7 minutes...Butler started seniors Alex Barlow, Kameron Woods, and Jackson Aldridge on Senior Day.