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MILWAUKEE (AP) -- James Haarsma scored 12 points, Ryan Allen scored 11 and Kaylon Williams had 11 assists Thursday night as Milwaukee beat Butler 53-42.

The Panthers (14-8, 7-3 Horizon) held Butler to five field goals in the second half and moved to 10-1 at home. The final score matched Milwaukee's biggest lead of the game.

Andrew Smith led the Bulldogs (12-10, 6-4) with 11 points and Ronald Nored had nine points and nine rebounds. Butler held a 21-13 lead with 6 minutes left in the first half, but the Panthers closed the gap to 25-24 by the break.

Milwaukee began the second half on a 13-1 run and limited Butler to 28 percent shooting in the game. The Bulldogs made only one of their 16 3-point tries.

Butler's 10 losses equal the total from last season's national runner-up team, which went 28-10.

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