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Butler guard Rotnei Clarke, right, drives on St. Bonaventure forward Chris Johnson

Butler too much for St. Bonaventure

INDIANAPOLIS — Rotnei Clarke scored 17 points and No. 14 Butler defeated St. Bonaventure 77-58 on Wednesday.

Andrew Smith added 13 points and Khyle Marshall and Chase Stigall each scored 12 as the Bulldogs (19-4, 6-2 Atlantic 10) improved to 12-0 at home this season.

The victory pushed Butler into a share of the Atlantic 10 lead with idle VCU (6-2). Charlotte and St. Louis also entered the night with 5-2 conference records.

St. Bonaventure fell to 9-58 all-time against ranked teams, including a 0-29 record on the road.

Demitrius Conger led the Bonnies (10-11, 3-5) with 18 points. Chris Johnson and Marquise Simmons added nine points each for St. Bonaventure.

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