Butler Vs. Florida Score: Butler Rallies, Cuts Gators' Lead To Two

Butler has nearly worked itself all the way back in the first half of an Elite Eight game against Florida. The Bulldogs are on a 10-2 run, and have cut a 10-point lead down to two points. Zach Hann completed the run with his second three-pointer of the game.

Vernon Macklin hit a righty jump hook to give Florida a 25-15 lead, but then Butler rallied. Hann hit a long three-pointer from the top of the key to start the run, and Andrew Smith forced a Florida turnover by playing Macklin well on the ensuing possession. Shawn Vanzant then got on the board with a floater, cutting Florida's lead to five.

On Butler's next possession, Shelvin Mack was fouled and hit two free throws to complete a 7-0 run. The two free throws gave Mack 11 points for the game. But after a Florida miss, Mack twisted his ankle going on a fast break, and had to be taken out of the game. Butler turned it over on the next possession, which led to a fast-break dunk for Kenny Boynton that immediately preceded Hann's second three-pointer.

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