Wright St. 54, Butler 53
INDIANAPOLIS (AP)—Seth Doliboa had 17 points and eight rebounds to lead Wright State to a 54-53 victory over Butler on Saturday.
Mike Monserez of Butler grabbed a rebound with 5 seconds left and got off what could have been a game-winning shot, but it bounced off the rim at the buzzer.
Vernard Hollins had 13 points for Wright State (10-8, 7-1 Horizon League).
Butler (7-10, 3-5) trailed 54-42 with 5:29 to go when it went on a 11-0 run capped by Avery Sheets’ 3-pointer with 12 seconds remaining.
The Bulldogs fouled Doliboa with 5 seconds to go. He missed the front end of the 1-and-1 and Monserez grabbed the rebound. His shot from just inside the 3-point line bounced off the rim as the buzzer sounded.
The teams traded leads repeatedly during the first half, with the game tied four times, the last at 28 each at halftime. Wright State shot 44 percent (21-of-47) from the field, while Butler hit 30 percent (20-of-51).
Bruce Horan led Butler with 18 points, while Duane Lightfoot added 10.