Butler Scores Another Miracle Win on Andrew Smith's Last Second Tip
The Crossroads Classic first contest was an incredible success as the inaugural showdown at Conseco Fieldhouse featured a down to the wire classic between Purdue and Butler. With the Boilermakers up 64-56 with 6:40 remaining in the game, they looked like they were thoroughly in control of the offensively challenged Bulldogs. However, with great defense and some smart play calling, Butler eventually took the lead 65-64.
Purdue's Lewis Jackson missed the first of two free throws, tying the game with 10 seconds remaining and the ball in Butler's possession. After a missed shot, Butler center Andrew Smith sank a put back with 1 second remaining. With Purdue unable to get a good shot off, Butler finished with a 67-65 win and another incredible contest for the highlight reels of Brad Stevens coaching career with the program.