Butler Tops Indiana in Heated Game
The State of Indiana has always been considered one of the top basketball states in the country. Part of this allure is due to the fact that Indiana University often has one of the best teams in the country. While the Hoosiers are usually considered the top college basketball team in the State, a recent news article (http://wlfi.com/2016/12/18/no-18-butler-holds-off-late-comeback-to-beat-no-9-indiana/) points out that another school could now be considered the best basketball team in Indiana.
On Saturday, December 17, all college basketball fans were tuned in to the Indiana vs Butler game, which pitted two local rivals against each other. While both teams play in this game every year, this game was special as both teams were ranked among the top 20 teams in the country. Heading into the game Indiana was ranked number 9 in the country and Butler was number 18. Furthermore, both teams had already beaten some very good teams and were looking like they could go team in the national tournament in March.
While the Hoosiers were looking like they would win the game, the Butler Bulldogs ultimately won the game by a score of 83 to 78. While Butler was able to pull away late in the game, it was very tightly contested. The Hoosiers were led in the game by James Blackmon Jr, who ended up scoring 26 points. The Bulldogs ended up being led by Kelan Martin who scored 28 points and was able to score at will at times during the game against IU.