February 3, 2005

Men's Basketball Dominates Loyola of Chicago, 79-51

Feb. 3, 2005

Box Score

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Junior Avery Sheets scored 26 points, including a perfect 7-of-7 on 3-pointers, and Butler stretched a six-point halftime lead into a 79-51 win over Loyola of Chicago on Thursday.

Sheets, the team's third-leading scorer averaging 10.7 points a game, missed only one shot in the game. He finished 7-of-8 from the field and 5-of-5 from the free-throw line.

A. J. Graves added 16 points including 4-of-4 free throws for Butler (9-11, 4-6 Horizon League). Brandon Polk scored 14 and Bruce Horan added 11.

DaJuan Gouard led Loyola (6-15, 4-7) with 17. Blake Schilb added 11 and Tyrelle Blair had a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds.

The Bulldogs led 37-31 at the break. Loyola's last lead came less than a minute into the game at 5-2. Butler took the lead for good at 14-11 with 15:40 left in the half.