Top 25 basketball • Butler improved to 5-2 in the Atlantic 10.
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Indianapolis • Rotnei Clarke scored 23 points, Roosevelt Jones added 18 and No. 9 Butler beat Rhode Island 75-68 on Saturday.
Clarke scored 12 points in the first 11 minutes of the second half. The Bulldogs (18-4, 5-2 Atlantic 10) trailed 32-30 at the break, then went on a 15-3 run.
Nikola Malesecix led Rhode Island (6-14, 1-6) with 18 points in the Rams' fourth straight loss.