Butler’s 18 3s lead to 107-46 dismantling of W. Illinois

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

(Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Henry Baddley scored a career-high 20 points off the bench and Nate Fowler grabbed a career-high 12 rebounds and Butler scorched Western Illinois 107-46 Thursday night.

The Bulldogs made 18-of-31 3-pointers (58 percent) and were two shy of tying a school record for made 3s in a game.

Baddley was 7-of-8 shooting from the floor including 4 of 4 from beyond the 3-point arc. Kelan Martin scored 20 with seven assists, Paul Jorgensen was 7 of 9 for 18 points, Sean McDermott scored 12 and Fowler added 11.

Butler (10-3) remained unbeaten at home after eight games this season and shot 56 percent overall from the field. The Bulldogs distributed 23 assists with just eight turnovers.

The Bulldogs built a 24-8 lead with all five starters scoring. They led 49-22 at halftime and were never challenged after the half.

Jalen Morgan led Western Illinois with 11 points and Brandon Gilbeck collected eight rebounds.