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Butler Downs Xavier 72-71 - Match Report
Butler got a 36-point performance from Kamar Baldwin as Butler handed Xavier a 72-71 defeat on Saturday at Cintas Center.
Butler was the ATS victor, as they covered the +2.0-point spread as an underdog.
Aaron Thompson had 12 points for Butler and Bryce Golden chipped in with 6 points. Kamar Baldwin had 3 assists for them, while Bryce Nze was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 8 boards.
Xavier got a 21-point performance from Naji Marshall, who was supported by 17 points from Jason Carter. Naji Marshall had 5 assists in a losing cause for Xavier, while Tyrique Jones grabbed 13 rebounds.
Butler was winning at the break before taking care of business in the second half.
Butler won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 35-31.
Butler looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Providence. Xavier will aim to get back on the winning track vs. DePaul.