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March Madness Scores: Old Dominion Holds 29-27 Halftime Lead Over Butler

Frank Hassell 8 points to lead the Old Dominion Monarchs to a 29-27 over the Butler Bulldogs in their 2nd Round match-up in the 2011 NCAA Basketball Tournament.

A close game throughout, Butler trailed by 5 points early – 18-13 – before coming back to briefly hold a 23-22 lead. Old Dominion finished the first half on a 7-4 run, however, to take the two point advantage.

Shelvin Mack has 11 points for the Bulldogs who shot just 36.7% from the field in the first half. Butler was just 5-14 from three-point range and was out-rebounded by ODU 13-10.

Old Dominion was much more efficient than Butler, shooting 47.8%, including 4-8 from deep. The teams combined to shoot just 4 free throws – none by Butler – and combined to commit 19 first half turnovers.

Matt Howard and Shawn Vanzant each scored 5 points for the Bulldogs while Khyle Marshall led the Horizon League champions with 3 rebounds.

Photographs by spatulated, Triple Tri, and chrischappelear used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.