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Bates scores 22 as Butler beats Yale 71-61

A detail view of the Butler Bulldogs logo. (Dylan Buell/Getty Images)

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Led by Manny Bates’ 22 points, the Butler Bulldogs defeated the Yale Bulldogs 71-61 on Tuesday night.

The Yale Bulldogs were led in scoring by EJ Jarvis and Bez Mbeng, who finished with 14 points each.

Butler moved to 7-3 with the victory and is fourth in the Big East. Yale dropped to 8-2.

Butler’s next game is Saturday at the University of California, Berkeley.