Indianapolis, IN (SportsNetwork.com) - Kellen Dunham had 19 points, Roosevelt Jones scored 12 and No. 23 Butler pulled away for a 65-56 victory over Northwestern on Saturday.
Alex Barlow and Tyler Wideman each scored eight points for the Bulldogs (7-1), who have won three games in a row. Kameron Woods added seven points and nine rebounds.
Bryant McIntosh led Northwestern with 12 points, followed by Alex Olah with 11. The Wildcats (5-3) suffered their third straight loss after a 5-0 start.
Butler never trailed against Northwestern and built a 44-33 lead early in the second half.
The Wildcats pulled within two at 53-51 on a McIntosh jumper with 5:16 to play, but a Barlow steal and layup made it 61-54 with 2 1/2 minutes remaining.
Northwestern was still in the game after Butler went 1-of-6 from the foul line. However, McIntosh and Tre Demps each missed 3-pointers inside the final minute.
Butler won its 17th straight non-conference home game ... The Bulldogs have won the last five meetings between the two teams ... Jones finished with six rebounds, four assists and three blocks ... Butler made 16-of-28 free throws ... Vic Law scored 10 points for Northwestern.