Butler Falls In OT To Kent State

Butler Falls In OT To Kent State

Feb. 18, 2006

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KENT, Ohio (AP) - Jay Youngblood scored 25 points and made a jumper that put Kent State ahead to stay in overtime Saturday, leading the Golden Flashes to an 80-76 victory over Butler.

Kent State (19-7) rallied from a nine-point deficit in the second half, sending it to overtime on DeAndre Haynes' 3-pointer with 6 seconds left in regulation. The Golden Flashes have won six of their last seven games.

Youngblood's jumper broke the game's 11th and final tie in overtime, putting Kent State ahead 76-74 with 1:06 left. Haynes followed with a pair of free throws for a four-point lead that held up.

Butler (17-10) took the lead early in the second half and stretched it to 55-46 on Brandon Polk's layup with 6:48 left in regulation, but couldn't hold on. Five Bulldogs scored in double figures, led by Polk with 21 points. Avery Sheets and A.J. Graves added 13 points apiece.

Mike Scott had 17 points and 14 rebounds for Kent State, which shot 55 percent from the field and went 18-of-23 on free throws.