No. 18 Butler 73, Ill.-Chicago 55

BY foxsports • February 17, 2010

Matt Howard scored 17 points and Ronald Nored added a career-high 16 leading No. 18 Butler past Illinois-Chicago 73-55 on Wednesday night.

The Bulldogs (24-4, 17-0 Horizon League) won their 16th consecutive game, matching Murray State for the nation's longest winning streak while breaking the school record for consecutive victories.

The Flames (6-20, 2-14) were led by Robo Kreps with 15 points and Chris Bucahnan with 10 but couldn't avoid losing for 12th time in 13 games. Illinois-Chicago is now 0-14 on the road this season.

The Bulldogs, who have already clinched their fourth straight regular-season league title, have 19 straight regular-season wins against conference foes and are the first team in Horizon League history to win 17 league games in a season.

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