Florida Vs. Butler Score: Chrishawn Hopkins, Shelvin Mack Allow Butler To Tie Game

Butler has rallied once again in its Elite Eight game against Florida. Reserve guard Chrishawn Hopkins, checking in for the fist time all game, gave the Bulldogs a spark, and Shelvin Mack did the rest, scoring two layups to tie the game at 57 with 2:43 remaining.

Hopkins made an immediate impact. First, he grabbed a loose ball off a blocked three-pointer and fed Howard for an easy layup. Then, after Kenny Boynton missed a floater, the Bulldogs pushed the ball and found Hopkins on the left wing for the open transition three-pointer. The basket cut Florida's lead to 53-49 with 6:33 remaining. 

Florida got two points back on a Boynton dunk off a Hopkins turnover, but Shawn Vanzant hit a three-pointer to cut Florida's lead to 55-52. The Gators pushed their lead to 57-53, but Mack cut the lead down to two points with a spectacular Euro step and floater in transition, followed by another layup as he drove around the Florida big men.

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