Baldwin scores 24 in Butler’s 71-66 win over Xavier

Kamar Baldwin scored 24 points in Butler's win over Xavier on Tuesday night.
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INDIANAPOLIS — Kamar Baldwin had 24 points as Butler edged past Xavier 71-66 on Tuesday night.

Paul Jorgensen added 19 points and five steals for Butler (16-14, 7-10 Big East Conference), while Christian David had three blocks.

Paul Scruggs had 13 points for the Musketeers (16-14, 8-9), whose five-game winning streak ended with the loss. Tyrique Jones added 13 points and eight rebounds, while Zach Hankins had 12 points, nine rebounds and three blocks.

With Tuesday night’s win, the Bulldogs leveled the season series against the Musketeers, getting revenge after being defeated 70-69 by Xavier on Jan. 13. Both teams finish their respective regular seasons on Saturday, with Butler visiting Providence and Xavier hosting St. John’s.