Mike Green matched his career high with 24 points and No. 10 Butler used a big second-half run to beat Cleveland State 70-55 for its fifth Horizon League championship and first automatic berth in the NCAAs since 2001.
Mike Green scored 19 points and took control during a late first-half run that carried Butler (No. 12 ESPN/USA Today, No. 14 AP) to a 66-50 victory in the conference tournament semifinals Saturday night.
Cedric Jackson scored 14 points as Cleveland State, a program in disarray for most of the past 20 years, stunned No. 12 Butler 56-52 on Thursday night for the Vikings' first regular-season win over an AP Top 25 team.
Pete Campbell made eight 3-pointers -- six in the first half -- and finished with 28 points and Butler showed off its outside touch by making a school-record 20 3s in a 92-50 blowout of Cleveland State.