HUTCHINSON, Kan. — In a battle of NJCAA Top 10-ranked squads, No. 8 Hutchinson came out victorious with a 77-61 win over No. 6 Butler on Saturday at the Hutchinson Sports Arena.
The Grizzlies managed to recover from a XX-point first quarter deficit to tie Hutchinson at 18-all, then took a brief 27-23 lead early in the second quarter behind consecutive baskets from Criste'On Waters and Smallwood.
Hutchinson answered with a 10-0 run, which helped the Blue Dragons take a 40-35 lead into the halftime break.
Butler will finish out the 2018 portion of the schedule with a Wednesday home contest against Northwest Kansas Tech at 5:30 p.m.