Drake Busts Butler's Win Streak

No. 16 Bulldogs win ESPN Bracketbuster matchup
By Mitch Pritchard,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 23, 2008 8:18 PM CST
Drake Busts Butler's Win Streak
Butler guard A.J. Graves, middle, races with Drake forward Klayton Korver, left, and guard Adam Emmenecker for a loose ball during the second half of a basketball game in Indianapolis, Saturday, Feb. 23, 2008. Drake won 71-64. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)   (Associated Press)

It took 35 years, but No. 16 Drake finally got its third win ever over No. 8 Butler today, reports the Associated Press. Josh Young scored 25 points as Drake (24-3) won the ESPN Bracketbuster matchup 71-64. The two mid-major schools had not played since the early 70's. Butler (25-3) leads the all-time series 4-3.

Klayton Korver hit a 3-pointer with 5:30 left to put Drake up for good at 61-58 and help end Butler's 9-game winning streak. A.J. Graves led Butler with 18 points, and cut the lead to 2 late, but the visiting Bulldogs were able to pull away from the home 'Dogs for their first non-conference win over a Top 25 school since 1980. (More NCAA stories.)

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