Indianapolis, IN (Sports Network) - Rotnei Clarke poured in a game-high 23 points to lead ninth-ranked Butler to a 75-68 win over Rhode Island an Hinkle Fieldhouse.
Clarke shot 8-for-13 for the game and connected on 5-of-8 3-point attempts to help the Bulldogs (18-4, 5-2 A-10) bounce back from a 75-58 loss to Saint Louis on Thursday. It was Butler's second loss in three games.
Roosevelt Jones had 18 points, six rebounds and four assists while Khyle Marshall added 13 points for the Bulldogs, who improved to 10-0 at home this season.
Nikola Malesevic finished with 18 points while Mike Powell and Xavier Munford added 14 points apiece for the Rams (6-14, 1-6), losers in four straight and six of their last seven overall.