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Butler back in Final Four, beats Florida in OT

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Florida's Kenny Boynton (1) battles for a loose ball against Butler's Ronald Nored (5) during the second half of the NCAA Southeast regional college basketball championship game Saturday, March 26, 2011, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky) Florida's Kenny Boynton (1) battles for a loose ball against Butler's Ronald Nored (5) during the second half of the NCAA Southeast regional college basketball championship game Saturday, March 26, 2011, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Shelvin Mack scored 27 points, including five in overtime, and Butler returned to the Final Four with a 74-71 victory over Florida on Saturday.

Matt Howard scored 14 and Khyle Marshall added 10 for the Bulldogs (27-9), who showed again they simply won't give in, erasing an 11-point hole in the second half.

Mack's 3-pointer with 1:21 left in overtime gave Butler the lead for good at 72-70.

Kenny Boynton missed a long 3 that could have given Florida (29-8) the lead with a little under 20 seconds left. Alex Tyus appeared to have the offensive rebound, but Howard tied him up and the possession arrow favored Butler.

Florida had to foul Mack with 10.6 seconds to go, and he hit both shots for the final margin.

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.

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