Live Game Blog: Butler vs #5 Oklahoma State

Live Game Blog: Butler vs #5 Oklahoma State

Butler (5-0) takes on #5 Oklahoma State (6-0) in the semifinals of the Old Spice Classic. Come inside to follow the action.

ORLANDO (FL) - Brandon Miller has led Butler in the semifinals of the Old Spice Classic and are still unbeaten at 5-0. Now the Bulldogs will have their toughest test of the season in #5 Oklahoma State (6-0).

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Butler enters the game off a win against Washington State (2-3) in the 1st round 76-69. The Bulldogs had two career-high scoring performances. Sophomore Kellen Dunham scored a game-high 32 points (6/9 3PT), while senior Khyle Marshall scored 30 points and collected 5 rebounds.

Dunham leads Butler in scoring at 19 points per game, while Marshall is second with 18.6 per contest. Junior Kameron Woods has also played well over the first five games of the season. The 6-foot 9 forward is averaging 10.2 points and 9.2 rebounds.

The Cowboys defeated Purdue (5-1) in the 1st round 97-87. Super sophomore Marcus Smart scored 30 points, while senior wing Markel Brown scored 25.

Oklahoma State is now averaging 99.7 points per game which ranks 2nd in the country. They are led by their sophomore point guard Smart. He leads the Cowboys in scoring at 22.4 points per game and fuels one of the most potent offenses in the country, which features five players averaging double figures including himself, Brown, sophomore guard Phil Forte, senior forward Le'Bryan Nash, and junior wing Brian Williams.

This is the fifth meeting all-time between the two schools. Butler is 4-0 against Oklahoma State, but the two schools have not met since February of 1934.

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