FINAL: Butler 76 - Washington State 69
Butler coach Brandon Miller (USA Today)
Butler coach Brandon Miller (USA Today)
Publisher, TigerSportsDigest
Posted Nov 28, 2013


Butler found a way late, behind an Old Spice Classic record 32 points from Kellen Dunham, to beat Washington State 76-69. Come inside for postgame reaction and HD videos from both teams.

ORLANDO, Fla. – The Butler Bulldogs remained perfect on the 2013-14 season, now at 5-0, after riding Kellen Dunham, Khyle Marshall and a late surge past Washington State (2-3) Thursday afternoon to win 76-69.

Dunham set a single-game Old Spice Classic record with 32 points, including a fade-away three with 33 seconds left to put the game out of reach for the Cougars. Marshall was equally efficient, more from inside the arc, going for 30 points and five rebounds.

DaVonte Lacy led the way for Washington State, pouring in 26 points, 20 of which came after halftime.

Butler will play No. 5 Oklahoma State Friday at 1:30 p.m. while Washington State will take on Purdue in the early game tomorrow at 11:00 a.m.

POSTGAME VIDEOS





THREE-POINT PLAY: BUTLER

- Kellen Dunham: “I really just felt like my teammates did a great job of setting me up … Like Khyle, said I was just in attack mode tonight because we needed me to score.”

- Khyle Marshall: “As a senior, you’ve gone through so many games and you’ve seen so many guys before you go through that role. Now I just think it’s my turn … With me being vocal on the floor and KD leading through his play, I think it’s a great combination for this team … Just the way we finished out this game shows you how fearless these guys are. Anybody we line up against, I’m going to pick these guys.”

- Brandon Miller: “Obviously Oklahoma State is very talented team. They’re extremely athletic and have a lot of star power on the offensive end. We’ll come together as a team and staff and put together the best game plan we can.”

THREE-POINT PLAY: WASHINGTON STATE

- Ken Bone: “That’s all he (Dunham) needed was a little bit of light. It would have been different if they were running set plays, and they’d have come wide-open. That would have been irritating.”

- Bone on Purdue: “We’ll be focused. It’s a quick turnaround. We’ve got a lot of respect for Purdue. They did a great job today, playing an Oklahoma State team like that, and not letting up a bit. We’re going to strap it on and give it our best shot.”

- Washington State shot better from the field than Butler (50 percent to 48 percent), but the Bulldogs were better from deep (40 percent to 25 percent) and from the charity stripe (76 percent to 64 percent). One area where the Cougars did shine: Bench point, where WSU had 23 and Butler had only two.



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