Division I Butler Tops Seventh-Ranked Tigers
November 9, 2009
November 9, 2009, Indianapolis, Ind. — Seventh-ranked DePauw traveled to Hinkle Fieldhouse for an exhibition matchup with Division I Butler and the Bulldogs took a 78-47 win over the Tigers.
DePauw held an early 10-6 lead before Butler rattled off the next 17 to take a 23-10 advantage with 8:26 left in the half. The Bulldogs led at the intermission by a 43-21 count. Butler scored the first six points of the second half and the Tigers got no closer than 25 the rest of the way.
Emily Marshall led the Tigers with 10 points, while Katie Mathews added eight. Marshall and Ellie Pearson each grabbed a team-high six rebounds as the Tigers held a 39-33 advantage on the boards.
Alyssa Pitman, Brittany Bowen and Chloe Hamilton each scored 13 for the Bulldogs. Melanie Thornton paced Butler with eight rebounds.
The Tigers shot 32.7 percent from the floor, while Butler hit 53.2 percent.
DePauw opens the season against Washington-St. Louis on Friday, November 20, at the Illinois Wesleyan Tipoff Tournament.