November 30, 2003

Butler Pushes Michigan To Overtime

Nov 30, 2003

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Daniel Horton hit two free throws for Michigan with 6.9 seconds remaining in overtime, then watched as Butler's Brandon Crone missed a jumper just before the buzzer as the Wolverines held on for a 61-60 victory Sunday night.

Butler had taken a 60-59 lead on a layup by Crone with 10.9 seconds to go, but Avery Sheets was called for a blocking foul, sending Horton to the line.

Michigan improved to 3-0 despite hitting just one field goal over the last 9:27 of the second half and going the entire overtime without a field goal.

Horton led Michigan by scoring 16 points. Bernard Robinson had 11 and Chris Hunter added 10.

Mike Monserez led Butler (2-1) with 23 points. He was 7-of-19 from the field, including 5-of-13 on 3-pointers.

Butler shot only 29 percent in the first half as Michigan opened a 32-23 at the break.

The Bulldogs opened the second half with an 11-3 run to pull within a point at 35-34.