The Butler men snapped a three-game losing streak with a 94-84 win over Allen County on Wednesday at the Power Plant.
Butler had five players in double figures in the win, including two with double-doubles. Calean Neal led Butler with 23 points and had 10 rebounds, while Daven Joseph had 19 points and 14 rebounds. It is his second consecutive double-double and third in the past four games.
The Grizzlies trailed by as many as 12 points in the first half, but closed the period with a 15-5 run over the final 3:37. Two free throws by Hervey tied the game 42-42, then a steal led to a layup by Travis House with 1.1 seconds left. He was also fouled and made the free throw, putting Butler up 45-42 at the break.
In the second half, Butler continued to lead, but Allen would get as close as two points at 61-59 with 12:52 to go. That's when the Grizzlies responded with an 11-0 run to push the lead to 72-59 with 10:18 remaining.
Butler's biggest lead was 86-71 following a3-pointer by Calean Neal with 3:37 left.
The 94 points is the most by Butler in a conference game this year and the most since a 93-70 win over Washburn JV on Nov. 20.
Butler is now 12-10 on the season and 4-7 in Jayhawk Conference play. The Grizzlies will play at home again on Saturday, taking on third-place Pratt at 4 p.m.