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Butler faces Loyola in Horizon semis

Mar 3, 2007 - 3:48 PM Loyola Chi (21-10) at No. 16 Butler (26-5) 5:00 pm EST

DAYTON, Ohio (Ticker) -- Butler starts the Horizon League Tournament needing just one win to reach the finals.

The No. 16 Bulldogs (26-5, 13-3 Horizon) face Loyola in the semifinals on Saturday.

Butler earned a bye as one of the top two finishers in the regular season, tying Wright State for the championship.

Loyola (21-10, 10-6) has proven to be a tough test for the Bulldogs this season, winning 75-71 on February 22 in Indianapolis and dropping a 70-66 overtime decision January 25.

Guard Blake Schilb has been a particularly tough matchup for Butler, scoring 55 points in the two games.

The winner will face the winner of Wisconsin-Green Bay-Wright State game in the finals.

Butler coach Todd Lickliter was named 2006-07 Horizon league coach of the year and guard Mike Green was named Newcomer of the year.

The Bulldogs lead the NCAA Division I in fewest turnovers per game at 9.3.