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Wild finish marks Butler's win over Xavier

Gordon Hayward grabbed a loose ball and put in a layup with 1.2 seconds left, giving No. 21 Butler a 69-68 victory over Xavier on Saturday.

It almost didn't count.

Officials ruled the clock had inadvertently stopped briefly during Butler's final possession. During the replay review, which lasted more than five minutes, officials used a stopwatch to determine how much time to run off.

They counted the basket but ran the remaining 1.2 seconds off, taking away Xavier's last chance to win. Afterward, Musketeers coach Chris Mack waved his hand in disgust at the officials, and Xavier players were instructed by Butler athletic director Barry Collier to leave the court quickly.

Throngs of Xavier fans who made the roughly two-hour drive from Cincinnati to Indianapolis were dismayed. Some raised their hands in disbelief, while others booed loudly as they left Hinkle Fieldhouse.

It was a wild finish to an entertaining game between two of the Midwest's best non-BCS schools.

Hayward had 22 points and 14 rebounds to lead the Bulldogs (8-3), who ended a seven-game home losing streak to the Musketeers, which dated to 1989. Shelvin Mack finished with 14 points and Willie Veasley had 13.

Xavier (6-4) was led by former Indiana Hoosier Jordan Crawford, who scored 20 points. Jason Love had 14 points and seven rebounds.

The Musketeers led most of the second half only to lose in the mad scramble at the end after shooting 69.6 percent over the final 20 minutes.

The Bulldogs took the lead three times in the final 2:36, the last coming on Hayward's winning layup. The possession started when Hayward tied up Mark Lyons with 36.9 seconds left, forcing a jump ball that went to Butler. Twice on the possession, the Bulldogs missed three-pointers and grabbed rebounds. They barely avoided a turnover when officials ruled Xavier had tipped the ball into the backcourt.

Somehow in the waning seconds, Hayward got the ball right underneath the basket, jumped up and put in the winner.

Xavier maintained its second-half lead until Butler turned a rare Musketeers miscue into two free throws by Ronald Nored, which tied the score at 60 with 4:07 left.

Xavier retook the lead when Love hit a 7-foot baseline jumper to make 66-65 with 1:32 to go. But after Crawford hit a tough 19-footer with 46.7 seconds left, Butler got within 68-67 on two free throws from Mack.

XAVIER (6-4): Love 7-9 0-1 14, Lyons 2-6 2-2 6, Jackson 1-4 0-0 3, Holloway 2-4 0-1 5, Crawford 9-17 1-2 20, Redford 2-3 2-2 8, Taylor 0-1 0-0 0, McLean 0-0 0-2 0, Frease 6-9 0-0 12. Totals 29-53 5-10 68.

BUTLER (8-3): Hayward 6-11 6-7 22, Veasley 5-10 2-4 13, Howard 5-9 2-4 12, Mack 5-10 3-5 14, Nored 0-1 2-2 2, Vanzant 1-4 0-0 3, Hahn 1-1 0-0 3, Jukes 0-2 0-0 0, Butcher 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 23-49 15-22 69.

Halftime—Butler 39-32. 3-Point Goals—Xavier 5-11 (Redford 2-3, Holloway 1-1, Jackson 1-2, Crawford 1-4, Lyons 0-1), Butler 8-22 (Hayward 4-5, Hahn 1-1, Mack 1-3, Vanzant 1-4, Veasley 1-5, Nor ed 0-1, Butcher 0-1, Jukes 0-1, Howard 0-1). Fouled Out—Holloway. Rebounds—Xavier 21 (Love 7), Butler 34 (Hayward 14). Assists—Xavier 11 (Holloway 7), Butler 12 (Hayward, Nored 3). Total Fouls—X avier 20, Butler 17. A—9,114.

No. 3 Ky. 90, Austin Peay 69

AUSTIN PEAY (7-5): Williams 1-4 0-0 2, Campbell 1-10 0-0 2, Fraley 5-6 3-4 13, Brown 2-7 0-0 5, Channels 6-14 4-4 21, Caldwell 0-4 0-0 0, Mosley 1-4 0-0 2, Reaves 0-1 0-0 0, Blake 2-5 2-2 8, Roberson 6-9 3-4 1 6. Totals 24-64 12-14 69.

KENTUCKY (11-0): Cousins 7-13 5-5 19, Patterson 8-14 5-5 21, Miller 4-7 0-0 11, Wall 6-15 2-2 17, Bledsoe 2-4 2-2 7, Dodson 1-2 2-2 5, Hood 0-0 0-0 0, Harris 0-2 0-0 0, Krebs 0-0 0-0 0, Stevenson 1-1 0-0 2, O rton 2-3 2-2 6, Liggins 1-2 0-0 2, Harrellson 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 32-63 18-18 90.

Halftime—Kentucky 49-35. 3-Point Goals—Austin Peay 9-27 (Channels 5-11, Blake 2-4, Roberson 1-1, Brown 1-2, Caldwell 0-1, Mosley 0-1, Reaves 0-1, Campbell 0-6), Kentucky 8-12 (Wall 3-4, Mille r 3-5, Dodson 1-1, Bledsoe 1-1, Liggins 0-1). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Austin Peay 24 (Channels 5), Kentucky 44 (Patterson 9). Assists—Austin Peay 14 (Brown 4), Kentucky 18 (Wall 6). Total Foul s—Austin Peay 17, Kentucky 12. A—23,938.

No. 6 W. Va. 80, Cleveland St. 78

WEST VIRGINIA (8-0): Jones 9-10 5-6 23, Smith 2-3 0-0 4, Flowers 1-2 1-4 4, Butler 5-8 6-8 18, Bryant 3-11 4-4 12, Thoroughman 0-0 0-0 0, Ebanks 5-11 1-3 11, West 1-1 0-0 3, Mazzulla 0-0 0-0 0, Jennings 1-1 0-0 2, Pepper 1-3 1-1 3. Totals 28-50 18-26 80.

CLEVELAND ST. (4-8): Cunningham 0-3 0-0 0, Brown 2-6 3-3 7, Pogue 3-5 5-8 11, Harmon 4-7 2-2 11, Cole 11-21 5-5 29, Anderson 0-0 0-0 0, Montgomery 4-6 3-4 13, Ajere 2-5 1-1 5, Kamczyc 0-0 0-0 0, Latas 1-1 0-0 2. Totals 27-54 19-23 78.

Halftime—West Virginia 46-33. 3-Point Goals—West Virginia 6-18 (Butler 2-5, Bryant 2-7, West 1-1, Flowers 1-1, Smith 0-1, Ebanks 0-1, Jones 0-1, Pepper 0-1), Cleveland St. 5-14 (Montgomery 2- 3, Cole 2-4, Harmon 1-3, Brown 0-2, Cunningham 0-2). Fouled Out—Pogue. Rebounds—West Virginia 30 (Butler 9), Cleveland St. 25 (Cole, Pogue 5). Assists—West Virginia 20 (Bryant, Butler 5), Clevel and St. 13 (Cole 4). Total Fouls—West Virginia 21, Cleveland St. 22. A—5,105.

No. 7 Duke 76, No. 15 Gonzaga 41

GONZAGA (8-3): Harris 2-8 1-2 5, Sacre 2-11 5-8 9, Goodson 1-3 0-2 2, Bouldin 1-7 2-2 4, Gray 3-8 0-0 6, Arop 3-9 0-3 6, Vilarino 0-1 2-2 2, Gibbs 0-1 0-2 0, Olynyk 0-3 0-0 0, Poling 0-0 0-0 0, Hart 0-0 0-0 0, Kong 2-2 0-0 5, Foster 1-1 0-0 2. Totals 15-54 10-21 41.

DUKE (9-1): Singler 3-8 3-4 9, Mi.Plumlee 1-2 0-0 2, Thomas 1-5 0-0 2, Smith 10-18 1-2 24, Scheyer 5-12 8-9 20, Ma.Plumlee 2-3 0-0 4, Dawkins 1-6 4-4 6, Kelly 2-3 0-0 5, Davidson 0-0 0-0 0, Johnson 0-1 0-0 0, Zoubek 2-2 0-1 4. Totals 27-60 16-20 76.

Halftime—Duke 31-17. 3-Point Goals—Gonzaga 1-10 (Kong 1-1, Vilarino 0-1, Harris 0-1, Bouldin 0-3, Gray 0-4), Duke 6-18 (Smith 3-3, Scheyer 2-4, Kelly 1-2, Dawkins 0-4, Singler 0-5). Fouled Ou t—Gray, Mi.Plumlee. Rebounds—Gonzaga 35 (Arop 6), Duke 45 (Singler 11). Assists—Gonzaga 8 (Bouldin, Gray, Harris 2), Duke 16 (Scheyer 8). Total Fouls—Gonzaga 19, Duke 22. A—14,554.

No. 8 Villaova 96, Fordham 58

VILLANOVA (10-1): Pena 7-9 3-4 17, Redding 6-9 1-1 15, King 2-4 0-0 5, Reynolds 6-10 4-4 17, Fisher 6-9 2-2 17, Wayns 5-8 2-3 12, Wooten 0-0 0-0 0, Cheek 2-5 2-4 6, Stokes 2-11 2-2 7, Sutton 0-0 0-0 0, Armwoo d 0-3 0-0 0. Totals 36-68 16-20 96.

FORDHAM (2-7): Green 1-1 0-0 2, Gaston 6-10 0-0 12, Brown 4-13 2-3 11, Estwick 3-7 2-2 10, Butler 3-15 4-4 10, Melvin 0-3 2-2 2, Tanner 0-3 4-4 4, Gordon 0-0 0-0 0, Chechovich 0-2 0-0 0, Alihodzic 1-2 0-0 2, Thompson 2-6 0-0 5. Totals 20-62 14-15 58.

Halftime—Villanova 46-37. 3-Point Goals—Villanova 8-23 (Fisher 3-5, Redding 2-4, King 1-2, Reynolds 1-4, Stokes 1-5, Cheek 0-1, Wayns 0-2), Fordham 4-24 (Estwick 2-6, Brown 1-3, Thompson 1-3, Gaston 0-1, Chechovich 0-2, Tanner 0-2, Melvin 0-3, Butler 0-4). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Villanova 46 (Stokes 10), Fordham 30 (Brown 9). Assists—Villanova 19 (Fisher 4), Fordham 6 (Butler, Ta nner 2). Total Fouls—Villanova 19, Fordham 16. A—5,137.

No. 12 Mich. St. 80, IPFW 58

IPFW (3-6): Daniels 0-4 0-0 0, Plackemeier 1-6 0-0 3, Botts 3-8 0-0 9, Yearby 7-21 9-10 25, McCorkle 0-1 2-2 2, Snead 0-2 1-2 1, Gaines 4-9 1-3 9, Richie 0-0 0-0 0, Peckinpaugh 3-5 0-0 6, Kovalov 1-5 0- 0 3. Totals 19-61 13-17 58.

MICHIGAN ST. (9-2): Lucas 3-9 3-4 10, Morgan 7-11 0-0 14, Allen 2-7 2-2 6, Roe 5-7 4-4 14, Sherman 4-5 0-0 8, Thornton 1-1 2-2 5, Summers 1-4 6-6 9, Dahlman 1-1 0-0 2, Green 2-5 2-3 6, Crandell 0-0 0-0 0, Lucio us 2-6 0-0 5, Herzog 0-0 0-0 0, Nix 0-1 1-4 1. Totals 28-57 20-25 80.

Halftime—Michigan St. 42-35. 3-Point Goals—IPFW 7-27 (Botts 3-8, Yearby 2-4, Kovalov 1-2, Plackemeier 1-5, Peckinpaugh 0-1, Gaines 0-3, Daniels 0-4), Michigan St. 4-10 (Summers 1-1, Thornton 1-1, Lucious 1-2, Lucas 1-3, Allen 0-3). Fouled Out—Morgan, Plackemeier. Rebounds—IPFW 34 (Yearby 15), Michigan St. 40 (Green, Roe 8). Assists—IPFW 11 (Botts 4), Michigan St. 22 (Green 6). Total Fouls—IPFW 22, Michigan St. 18. Technicals—IPFW Bench 2. A—14,759.

No. 18 Ohio St. 60, Delaware St. 44

DELAWARE ST. (4-5): Smith 4-6 0-0 9, Sandidge 6-12 1-2 13, Welcher 0-1 0-0 0, Odd 2-2 2-2 7, Neal 3-8 0-0 7, Wilson 0-0 0-0 0, Joyner 0-0 0-0 0, Threatt 3-7 0-0 6, M.Oliver 0-0 0-0 0, Marcellus 0-1 0-0 0, Bell 0-3 2-2 2. Totals 18-40 5-6 44.

OHIO ST. (9-2): Lighty 5-8 2-3 12, Lauderdale 5-6 1-3 11, Hill 0-2 2-2 2, Diebler 3-5 0-0 8, Buford 6-10 4-4 18, Simmons 2-5 1-2 7, Madsen 1-1 0-0 2. Totals 22-37 10-14 60.

Halftime—Ohio St. 25-17. 3-Point Goals—Delaware St. 3-12 (Smith 1-1, Odd 1-1, Neal 1-5, Bell 0-1, Threatt 0-4), Ohio St. 6-17 (Buford 2-4, Diebler 2-4, Simmons 2-4, Hill 0-2, Lighty 0-3). Fou led Out—Welcher. Rebounds—Delaware St. 18 (Sandidge 7), Ohio St. 22 (Diebler 6). Assists—Delaware St. 9 (Sandidge 3), Ohio St. 14 (Buford 6). Total Fouls—Delaware St. 16, Ohio St. 10. A—12,159.

No. 20 Ole Miss 108, Centenary 64

CENTENARY (4-6): Marseille 5-13 3-5 15, Bonham 7-10 3-4 18, Tubner 0-8 1-2 1, Perez 4-8 0-0 11, Starring 6-9 1-1 14, Davis 0-0 0-0 0, Maciel 2-7 0-1 5, Sims 0-0 0-0 0, Trotman 0-1 0-0 0, Nakwaasah 0-6 0-0 0. Totals 24-62 8-13 64.

MISSISSIPPI (10-1): Buckner 3-3 2-2 8, Holloway 4-5 4-8 12, Warren 3-5 1-1 9, Polynice 5-8 3-3 13, White 7-10 1-2 17, Henry 4-5 0-0 9, Bogan 1-4 2-2 4, Halford 0-0 0-0 0, Nutt 1-1 0-0 3, Gaskins 3-6 0-0 7, Grah am 5-8 0-0 12, Riley 3-3 0-0 6, Cranston 3-4 0-0 8. Totals 42-62 13-18 108.

Halftime—Mississippi 52-22. 3-Point Goals—Centenary 8-22 (Perez 3-6, Marseille 2-4, Bonham 1-1, Starring 1-2, Maciel 1-4, Nakwaasah 0-1, Tubner 0-4), Mississippi 11-22 (Warren 2-2, Cranston 2 -2, Graham 2-4, White 2-5, Henry 1-1, Nutt 1-1, Gaskins 1-4, Bogan 0-3). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Centenary 24 (Bonham 7), Mississippi 39 (Cranston, Henry 6). Assists—Centenary 13 (Maciel, Star ring, Tubner 3), Mississippi 32 (Polynice 6). Total Fouls—Centenary 12, Mississippi 15. A—5,673.

No. 25 Cincy 80, Lipscomb 52

LIPSCOMB (4-6): Wright 3-12 0-0 8, Teller 1-4 0-0 2, B.Brown 2-7 0-0 4, Hodzic 7-19 4-4 18, Slater 1-9 2-2 5, Lee 1-3 0-0 3, Arnett 0-2 0-0 0, Burgason 3-9 0-0 8, Glenn 0-1 0-0 0, Z.Brown 0-1 0-0 0, Kleut 2- 2 0-0 4. Totals 20-69 6-6 52.

CINCINNATI (7-3): Thomas 4-5 2-6 10, Toyloy 1-4 0-0 2, Vaughn 2-9 0-0 5, Davis 4-6 0-0 10, Stephenson 7-11 4-4 19, Wright 0-0 0-0 0, Dixon 6-11 2-2 15, Eppensteiner 0-0 0-0 0, Wilks 0-0 0-0 0, Bishop 5-5 0-0 13, McClain 0-1 0-0 0, Gates 0-0 0-0 0, Parker 2-5 0-0 6. Totals 31-57 8-12 80.

Halftime—Cincinnati 35-24. 3-Point Goals—Lipscomb 6-26 (Burgason 2-6, Wright 2-8, Lee 1-2, Slater 1-3, Glenn 0-1, Z.Brown 0-1, B.Brown 0-2, Teller 0-3), Cincinnati 10-26 (Bishop 3-3, Davis 2- 3, Parker 2-5, Stephenson 1-3, Dixon 1-4, Vaughn 1-8). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Lipscomb 36 (Hodzic, Teller 6), Cincinnati 40 (Thomas 6). Assists—Lipscomb 13 (Wright 4), Cincinnati 21 (Vaughn 7 ). Total Fouls—Lipscomb 13, Cincinnati 13. A—6,647.

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