Bulldogs Hold Off Bradley, 75-70
Dec. 10, 2002
The Bulldogs (6-0) went ahead for good, 68-66, on a three-point play by Duane Lightfoot with 41 seconds left. Butler then went 7-for-7 from the free-throw line to seal the win.
Bradley (2-3) trailed by as many as six in the second half before four straight free throws by Danny Granger, who scored 26 points, made it 62-61 with 5:23 remaining.
Butler regained a three-point lead, but consecutive baskets by Granger and Marcello Robinson gave Bradley a short-lived 66-65 lead.
Phillip Gilbert scored 25 points for Bradley. Gilbert and Granger combined to shoot 17-for-27 from the field, 6-for-6 from 3-point range and made 11 of 18 free throws.
Bradley led 42-39 at halftime. Butler used a 9-2 run early in the second to take the lead.