Evansville 71, Butler 68

Denver Holmes hit a 3-pointer with 17.7 seconds remaining in

overtime and Evansville rallied to beat Butler 71-68 Saturday.

Kenneth Harris led scored 17 points, Colt Ryan had 14 and Holmes

10 for the Purple Aces (3-2), who trailed by nine in the second


Sheldon Mack had three free throws on the ensuing possession for

the Bulldogs (3-2) after being fouled by Holmes with 7.2 seconds

left in OT, but he only made the one. Harris then made 1 of 2 free

throws with 6 seconds left.

Mack’s 3-pointer from 25 feet missed as time ran out.

Harris scored 11 points after halftime, including nine

consecutive Evansville points during a momentum-turning second-half


Matt Howard led Butler with 19 points and Mack had 13.