Butler 52, Cleveland St. 49

Chirshawn Hopkins broke a tie on a jumper with 1:39 left to lift

Butler to a 52-49 win over conference-leading Cleveland State on

Saturday.

Butler’s Andrew Smith put them ahead by two points, 49-47, when

he knocked down a jumper with 2:28 remaining in the game. The

Vikings responded and evened the score on Luda Ndaye’s layup with

just over two minutes to play.

But Hopkins, who finished with four points and four steals, made

the go-ahead basket for Butler (15-12, 9-6 Horizon League). Kameron

Woods added a free throw to give the Bulldogs a three-point

lead.

Cleveland State’s Anton Grady attempted 3-pointer missed as time

expired.

Roosevelt Jones led Butler with 17 points and seven rebounds.

Khyle Marshall had 12 points and eight rebounds, and Smith finished

with 11 points.

Grady scored 18 points and grabbed 13 rebounds for the Vikings

(20-6, 10-4), who have lost three straight games.