Jan. 25, 2003
ASHWAUBENON, Wis. (AP) - Brandon Miller scored 24 points and Butler sank eight 3-pointers in the second half to overcome a cold start for a 68-53 win over Wisconsin-Green Bay Saturday.
Butler, the Horizon League's top three-point shooting team, was only 2 of 12 from beyond the arc in the first half and 35 percent from the field. But the Bulldogs used an 18-5 run over eight minutes early in the second half to pull ahead 41-33 with 11:11 left.
Miller buried three 3-pointers from that point on, including one that gave the Bulldogs a 62-48 lead with 2:15 remaining. Mike Monserez made two free throws with 1:06 left to stretch Butler's lead to 66-50.
Butler held the Phoenix to 33 percent shooting in the second half.
Terry Parker led Green Bay (7-12, 2-5) with 13 points, and Mike King added 12.
Avery Sheets scored all 13 of his points in the second half, and Joel Cornette added 10 points for Butler (16-2, 6-1). The Bulldogs have won 13 of their last 15 games against Green Bay.
Parker scored six of his nine first-half points during an 11-2 run that gave the Phoenix a 24-16 lead. But Miller scored the final six points of the half for Butler as the Bulldogs closed to 26-23.
Miller went 5-8 from three-point range for the game. Butler finished 10-21 from three-point range.