Instant Analysis: No. 6 Butler tops Texas

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Two of the country’s best defenses squared off in Jacksonville, and the No. 6 seed Butler held off No. 11 Texas 56-48.

Impact Player

Butler’s Kellen Dunham led all scorers and was the only Bulldog in double figures with 20 points.

Turning Point

The turning point of the game was when Butler freshman Kelan Martin made a critical basket at the 10:35 mark in the second half that extended the Bulldogs’ lead to nine and they never let the lead go. Martin also hit a crucial 3-pointer with 1:20 left to play in the game that pushed the Butler lead just out of Texas’ reach.

Strange, But True

Texas outrebounded Butler 41-28 and the Longhorns shot a better percentage (34 percent) than the Bulldogs (33 percent), but lost the game.

Up Next

No. 6 Butler advances to play No. 3 Notre Dame on Saturday.

Texas ends its season with a record of 20-14.

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