Duke has averaged 73.4 pointes per game, but Butler’s defense is limiting them to one shot on most possessions. The result is a close game with l3 minutes to go.
Duke is beginning to get more second chance opportunities, however. They had two offensive rebounds on one series and couldn’t score, and they had a tip-in with the shot clock winding down in another. The Blue Devils will need to continue to pound the glass.
Butler’s Matt Howard is now sitting with four fouls, and the Bulldogs will need to keep up the defensive pressure. Howard is a great presence down low, and Duke will be looking to drive and pass now.
Duke is winning 45-43. Can Butler overcome the loss of size and continue to keep Duke off the glass? The game depends on it.