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Taylor scores 20, butler takes out BYU in Battle 4 Atlantis

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November 24, 2022Updated: November 24, 2022 10:20 PM


NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — Jayden Taylor scored 20 points, Eric Hunter Jr. added 19 and Butler beat BYU 75-70 in Thursday’s consolation bracket at Battle 4 Atlantis.

Butler drove over 34 minutes, but did not have a double-digit advantage. BYU scored its first 12 points of the second half, its longest of the season, to take a 42–37 lead, but Taylor stopped the run with a 3-pointer and Money Bates connected it on a dunk.

Bates gave Butler the lead for good at 13:18. BYU pulled within 69-68 with 1:54 left but the Cougars didn’t score again until two seconds left, and Hunter shut it down with two free throws.

Simas Lukosius and Bates each scored 14 for the Bulldogs (4-2).

The Cougars were led (3-3) by Fuseni Traore, who scored 21 points, 12 rebounds, four assists and two steals. Gideon George added 14 points, six rebounds and three steals, while Roddy Williams scored 12 points.

Butler advanced to the fifth-place game on Friday to face North Carolina State. BYU will play Dayton in the seventh-place game.

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