Nov. 13, 2005
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) - John Goldsberry scored 21 points Sunday to give North Carolina-Wilmington a 75-59 win over Butler in the first game of the Black Coaches Association Invitational.
Todd Hendley added 16 points for the Seahawks (1-0), who led almost the entire game, including by at least 10 points in the second half.
The Bulldogs (0-1) struggled with free throws, making 9 of 16 to the Seahawks' 14 of 16.
Goldsberry's points included 4 of 5 3-pointers - from a line extended nearly a foot under experimental rules for the tournament. He also led North Carolina-Wilmington with seven rebounds and eight assists.
The closest the Bulldogs came in the second half was 45-35 soon after the period began. The Seahawks widened that to as much as 61-44 on a 3-pointer by Beckham Wyrick, who finished with 11 points.
North Carolina-Wilmington led 41-31 at halftime and most of the first period.
Butler took an 8-5 lead early in the game on two 3-pointers by Avery Sheets. The Seahawks regained the lead 11-10 on 2-of-2 free throws and back-to-back baskets by Wyrick.