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Upset City as Butler defeats Xavier in Overtime, 70-69

The Butler University Men’s Basketball team were able to pull up the upset by defeating Xavier in the First Round of the BIG EAST Conference Tournament, by a final of 70-69.

It was a tale of two halves as Xavier had all the momentum, making 17 of 29 shots in the First Half, and worked their way to a 40-26 halftime lead.

Butler started to gain a ton of momentum and figured out the formula to climb back into the game, getting the action into overtime and eventually finding the game-winning buckets.

Leading the way for the Butler offense was Chuck Harris who had 21 points, Bryce Golden followed with 20 points and Bryce Nze rounded out all scoring with 19 points.

As for Xavier, Zach Freemantle led the way with 14 points, while Paul Scruggs and Colby Jones both had 10 points each.

Up next for Butler they will be taking on Creighton University in the Quarterfinal Round of the BIG EAST Tournament which will be played on Thursday, March 11. Tip-off is scheduled for 6:00 p.m.

For more information on Butler University fans are encouraged to click on the link seen here

https://butlersports.com/

For more information on the BIG EAST Conference fans are encouraged to click on the link seen here:

https://www.bigeast.com/

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