Indianapolis, IN, United States (4E Sports) – Alex Barlow buried a jumper with six seconds remaining in overtime to lift Butler to a huge 88-86 upset victory over No. 1 Indiana Saturday in the first game of the Crossroads Classic at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
Barlow finished with just six points while Rotnei Clark scored 19 markers and Roosevelt Jones had 16 points, 12 rebounds and six assists before fouling out to help the Bulldogs (8-2) beat a top-ranked team for the first time in school history.
Center Andrew Smith had 12 points and nine caroms, Khyle Marshall added 11 and Erik Fromm scored 10 off the bench as Butler extended its winning streak to five games.
Victor Oladipo and Cody Zeller scored 18 points each for the Hoosiers, who tasted their first loss and dropped to 9-1.
Will Sheehey added 13 markers, Yogi Ferrell had 12 points and eight boards and Christian Watford scored 10 for the Hoosiers, who erased a seven-point lead with less than three minutes remaining in the game to force overtime.
Jones scored on a layup to give the Bulldogs a 71-64 advantage but the Hoosiers worked their way back and tied the game at 76 behind a three-pointer by Ferrell.
In overtime, Zeller’s layup gave the Hoosiers an 84-80 lead with 2:14 left in the game but Clark and Chase Stigall buried back-to-back three-pointers to give the Bulldogs an 86-84 advantage.
Zeller made a jumper with 23 seconds left to tie the game before Barlow accomplished his game-winning heroic.
With 11 three-pointers in the game, Butler improved to 56-6 under head coach Brad Stevens when hitting at least nine shots from beyond the arc in a game.