Butler knocks off No. 8 Arizona, 69-65

LAS VEGAS, NV - NOVEMBER 25:  Members of the Butler Bulldogs, including (L-R) Kamar Baldwin #3, Andrew Chrabascz #45 and Kelan Martin #30 and Tyler Lewis #1, celebrate on the court after defeating the Arizona Wildcats 69-65 to win the championship game of the 2016 Continental Tire Las Vegas Invitational basketball tournament at the Orleans Arena on November 25, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

LAS VEGAS, NV - NOVEMBER 25: Members of the Butler Bulldogs, including (L-R) Kamar Baldwin #3, Andrew Chrabascz #45 and Kelan Martin #30 and Tyler Lewis #1, celebrate on the court after defeating the Arizona Wildcats 69-65 to win the championship game of the 2016 Continental Tire Las Vegas Invitational basketball tournament at the Orleans Arena on November 25, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Kelan Martin had 16 points, while Andrew Chrabascz had 14 points and seven rebounds to lead Butler to a 69-65 victory over No. 8 Arizona on Friday night in the championship game of the Continental Las Vegas Invitational.

Avery Woodson contributed 13 points, Kamar Baldwin had 11 and Tyler Wideman had eight rebounds for the Bulldogs (6-0).

Chrabascz was named MVP of the tournament.

Lauri Markkanen and Kobi Simmons led Arizona (5-1) with 15 and 14 points, respectively.

The Wildcats, who fell behind by as many as nine points with 14 minutes to play, used a 17-2 run to regain momentum to get back in the game before Butler made a final run down the stretch.

Trailing 63-58, the Bulldogs scored the game’s next eight points, highlighted by Wideman’s dunk with 29.3 seconds left that gave Butler a 65-63 lead. His ensuing free throw made it 66-63.
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