Feb. 19, 2007
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) - A.J. Graves scored 20 points, Brandon Crone added 17 and No. 15 Butler beat Wisconsin-Green Bay 68-58 on Monday night.
The Bulldogs (25-4, 12-2 Horizon League) battled through a physical game after they had lost two of their previous three in the past nine days.
Green Bay (16-13, 7-8) had won four of its previous five, but lost its 11th sraightt game against a Top 25 opponent after hitting just one field goal in the final 5:44.
Ryan Evanochko, who finished with 10 points, made two free throws to cut Butler's lead to 58-56 with 2:19 to play, but Graves answered with a 3-pointer and Crone grabbed a rebound off Mike Schachtner's shot and was fouled.
Crone hit both free throws to make it 63-56 and Green Bay never came back within striking distance.
Schachtner finished with 13 points for the Phoenix, which also got 11 each from Terry Evans and Ryan Tillema.