SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Some quick thoughts...
Derrick Caracter scored at the buzzer to cap a very nice half, leading all scorers with 12 points and seven rebounds. He's 6-of-8 from the field and showing how important his transfer is to UTEP.
Randy Culpepper showed off his athleticism with a high-flying dunk on a breakaway, and he has eight points. Conference USA's player of the year is also doing on it defense with three steals.
Gordon Hayward has six after missing all three attempts from beyond the arc. Butler is 3-of-12 from 3-point range.
Shelvin Mack has six points for Butler, and the Bulldog are only 37.5 percent from the field.