The Butler Bulldogs beat the Arkansas Razorbacks 79-62 on Friday to advance to the round of 32. Kelan Martin scored 27 points and Kamar Baldwin added 24 for Butler, which advanced to face second-seeded Purdue on Sunday.
The Bulldogs outscored the Razorbacks 43-31 in the second half to pull away. Martin surpassed the 2,000 point mark for his career. Butler has now won at least one tournament game in each of the last four seasons.
The Bulldogs will get a rematch with Purdue on Sunday afternoon with a sweet 16 spot on the line. Purdue beat Butler 82-67 on December 16th. The Boilermakers will be without senior center Isaac Haas who injured his elbow in the win over Cal State Fullerton.