Late run lifts Butler past Bucknell

2:06 PM, Mar 21, 2013   |    comments
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Lexington, KY (Sports Network) - Rotnei Clarke scored 16 points to lead Butler to a 68-56 win over Bucknell in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.

Andrew Smith scored 14 points and grabbed 16 rebounds for the Bulldogs (27-8), who failed to reach the NCAA Tournament last spring after playing in the national championship game in 2010 and 2011.

Roosevelt Jones also scored 14 points and Alex Barlow tallied 11 points for the Bulldogs, who are seeded sixth in the East Region and will face the winner between Marquette and Davidson in the third round on Saturday.

Joe Willman had 20 points and six rebounds for Bucknell (28-6), which won the Patriot League title and was making its second NCAA Tournament appearance in three years. Patriot League Player of the Year Mike Muscala had nine points and nine rebounds in defeat.

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