Butler Cruises Into Horizon League Final

No. 8 Xavier crushes Richmond, Davidson wins 20th straight
By Mitch Pritchard,  Newser User
Posted Mar 8, 2008 10:31 PM CST
Butler guard Mike Green, right, drives to the basket against Illinois-Chicago guard Josh Mayo during the second half of a semifinal om the Horizon League Conference men's basketball tournament in Indianapolis,...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Mike Green scored 19 points to lead No. 14 Butler into the final of the Horizon League tournament with a 66-50 win over Illinois-Chicago today, reports the Associated Press. Butler will play Cleveland State Tuesday for an automatic NCAA berth. The Flames led most of the first half, but Green sparked a 12-3 run to give the Bulldogs a halftime lead. In other Top 25 action:

  • BJ Raymond picked up the slack for an injured Drew Lavender with 22 points as No. 8 Xavier cruised past Richmond 88-61 in an Atlantic 10 game.
  • No. 25 Davidson won its 20th straight game and moved into the semifinals of the Southern Conference with an 82-49 win over Wofford. Stephen Curry led the Wildcats with 19 points.
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