Men's Basketball Falls to Butler, 95-67

Garrett Covington (Photo by Justin Casterline)
Garrett Covington (Photo by Justin Casterline)

Indianapolis, Ind. -- Senior Cameron Morse and sophomore Braun Hartfield each scored 16 points, but the Youngstown State men's basketball team dropped a 95-67 decision to Butler on Saturday afternoon at Hinkle Fieldhouse.

The Penguins fall to 2-8 overall while Butler improves to 8-2.

Freshman Garrett Covington, a native of Carmel, Ind., scored 14 points, including 11 in the second half, with four rebounds

Five Butler players scored in double figures led by Kamar Baldwin's 19 points while Kelan Martin and Paul Jorgensen each had 15 points. Nate Fowler and Christian David had 12 and 10 points, respectively.

In the second half, the Penguins shot nearly 44 percent from the floor, had four 3-pointers and scored 44 points. 

Butler forced the Penguins into 20 turnovers and converted 25 points off of those turnovers.

For the game, Butler shot 58.5 percent from the floor, including 60 percent in the second half.

After finals, the Penguins visit Idaho State, Monday, Dec. 18, at 8 p.m. in Holt Arena.