Green's Scoring In OT Lead Butler To Victory Over Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 83-75 (OT)
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Mike Green scored 10 of his 24 points in overtime and had 13 rebounds and eight assists despite spraining his right ankle to help No. 9 Butler rally to beat Wisconsin-Milwaukee 83-75 on Tuesday night.
Butler (22-2, 11-2 Horizon League) came in with its highest ranking in school history in the midst of four games in eight days. But the Bulldogs came out flat, trailing by as many as 12 in the first half and seven in the second before Green took over as Butler took the lead from the start of overtime and didn't relinquish it.
Milwaukee (12-11, 7-6) squandered its big lead after too many turnovers, but Ricky Franklin, who had missed his previous four 3-point attempts, tied the game at 67 with 0.8 seconds left the game when he made an off-balance shot with Green's hand in his face.
That barely deterred Green, who took over in overtime with a pair of slashing, circus layups and six free throws as the Bulldogs pulled away. Green finished 10-of-10 from the line.
Milwaukee's Marcus Skinner had a career-high 25 points and 10 rebounds and Allan Hanson added 18 points on 5 of 7 shooting from 3-point range.
Trailing by as many as seven in a stretch where Green was whistled for a technical for arguing with the officials, Butler came back, taking a slim lead before Green got hurt driving to the basket when he appeared to sprain his right ankle with just under 5 minutes to play.
Playing with just four on defense while Green limped on the other end, Skinner's slam made gave Milwaukee a 61-58 lead. Milwaukee led 64-58 after Skinner converted a three-point play, but Milwaukee couldn't hold it as Butler scored the next seven in a row.
Green, meanwhile, left the bench and went into a concourse to walk off the injury.
When he returned, he again sparked the Bulldogs with a 7-0 run and grabbed his 11th rebound with 5.3 seconds remaining after Deonte Roberts missed a driving shot and Skinner couldn't get his hand on the loose ball.
Green hit both free throws before Franklin's desperation 3 tied the game.
The Bulldogs started 4-of-21 from the field, and 1-of-12 from 3-point range after going 6 1/2 minutes without a field goal. Milwaukee, playing in its first game in 10 days, hit its first six shots and led by as many as 12.
Butler got back into it after little-used sub freshman Zach Hahn hit three 3s after failing to score in more than a month.