Jan. 17, 2004
Detroit was able to overcome an eight-point halftime deficit to down the Bulldogs, 66-60, Saturday afternoon at Hinkle Fieldhouse. The Titans' pressure led to 23 Butler turnovers and held the Bulldogs to 27 percent shooting in the second half. With the loss, the Bulldogs fall to 5-11 overall and 1-4 in Horizon League play. Senior Angel Mason led the Bulldogs with 19 points.
Mason went 11-of-13 from the free throw line and added six rebounds. Senior Nancy Bowden had 14 points and seven assists, while junior Cortney Urquhart had 10 rebounds. The Bulldogs shot 34 percent (15-44) from the field and were out-rebounded, 42-37.
Sara Crum led the Titans with 20 points and 10 rebounds. Nicole Anaejionu added 13 points, 10 rebounds and six steals. Detroit shot 39 percent (27-69) for the game, but was out-done at the free throw line. The Titans made 9-of-13 charity tosses to the Bulldogs' 26-of-33 performance.
A three-pointer by Kelly Jaskot with 12:13 remaining gave the Titans a 43-41 advantage, their first lead since leading 6-5 early in the game. The Titans out-scored the Bulldogs, 30-10, in the first 13 minutes of the second half, enjoying their largest lead at 55-45 with 6:36 to play. But the Bulldogs responded with a 11-3 run to pull within two at 58-56 with 3:39 to play. That would be as close as the Bulldogs would get. Several turnovers and missed shots down the stretch did in Butler, as the Titans made enough free throws to secure the win.
With just under four minutes remaining in the first half, the Bulldogs led 30-17. The 13-point advantage was the team's largest of the game. The Titans would mount a mini-run before the break to pull within eight, 33-25, at the half. Bowden had 10 points and five assists at the intermission, as the Bulldogs went 12-of-15 from the line in the first half.
The Bulldogs travel to Youngstown, Ohio for a Horizon League match-up with the Penguins of Youngstown State Wednesday as part of a men's/women's doubleheader. The women's game tips at 5:15 p.m.