Thomas’ buzzer-beater drops Butler
Alex Thomas certainly made his mark as time expired.
Thomas connected on a buzzer-beating 3-pointer to lift Division II Northern State to a shocking 53-50 win over Butler in an exhibition game.
Butler has finished as the runner-up in the NCAA title game in each of the last two years.
The Bulldogs led 50-41 with 4:35 remaining, but Thomas capped a 12-0 run with his impressive shot.
Andrew Smith had a game-high 19 points and eight rebounds and Khyle Marshall collected 14 points for Butler, which shot 32.7 percent from the field.
Collin Pryor had 18 points and seven rebounds for the South Dakota-based Northern State.