The Butler men broke out of their slump in a big way on Wednesday, handling Allen County in a 90-65 win at the Power Plant.
The win snaps a four-game losing streak and also avenges an earlier road loss to Allen County in November.
Butler had five players in double figures, led by Anthony Bratton with a career-high 21 points. He also had a career-high 16 rebounds for his first collegiate double-double.
Butler fell behind 5-0 early on, but rallied to take a 12-11 lead after a Kettarious Bouchum layup with 13:02 left in the first half. Butler would not relinquish the lead again.
Butler pushed the lead to double digits when Karlon McSpadden scored on a layup with 9:25 left in the half that made it a 21-11 game.
Allen County would score the final nine points of the first half, getting within three points at the break at 33-30.
Butler started strong in the second half, outscoring Allen County 13-5. Butler went up 46-35 after Armstrong nailed a 3-pointer with 15:35 to go.
Allen was still within 12 points after Tyler Williams hit a 3-pointer with 7:48 to play that made it 65-53. Butler, however, would outscore Allen 35-12 the rest of the way.
The lead hit 20 on a Tevin Berry 3-pointer that made it 75-55 with 5:12 to go. Butler's biggest lead was 27 points before winning by 25.
Butler is now 9-12 overall and 6-12 in Jayhawk Conference play. The Grizzlies go to Independence on Saturday before returning home to play Dodge City next Wednesday.