SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- Kellen Dunham scored 16 points to help No. 22 Butler beat Temple 74-69 on Friday in the second round of the Puerto Rico Tipoff.
Tyler Lewis scored 14 of his 16 points after halftime for the Bulldogs (3-0), who didn't have the high-scoring output that had been a trademark of their first two games. Butler shot just 36 percent, including 5 of 21 from 3-point range, but shook off a slow start to stay unbeaten and advance to the Tipoff's championship game.
Quenton DeCosey scored 24 points to lead the Owls (1-2), who opened the game on a 12-2 run and led by 12 midway through the first half. But Butler erased that deficit and led by four at halftime, then pushed ahead by 10 with 4 minutes left before grinding out the win.
Temple struggled with shooting after halftime (34 percent) as Butler slowly asserted control.