PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas — Butler’s shooting numbers were awful. And it didn’t matter.

The Bulldogs did more than enough to take down No. 5 North Carolina.

Alex Barlow and Kelan Martin each scored 17 points, and the Bulldogs grabbed 29 offensive rebounds Wednesday to hold on and upset the Tar Heels 74-66 in the opening game of the Battle 4 Atlantis.

“This is a proud program with tremendous heritage and we’re trying to do the very best with what’s in front of us,” Butler Coach Chris Holtmann said.

The Bulldogs shot 31 percent, including a staggering 7 percent in the final eight minutes, missing open shots from near and far all game.

(2) WISCONSIN 72, ALABAMA-BIRMINGHAM 43: Frank Kaminsky had 16 points and eight rebounds, Duje Dukan scored 11 points and Wisconsin (5-0) had no trouble beating Alabama-Birmingham (2-3) in the Battle 4 Atlantis quarterfinals at Paradise Island, Bahamas.

(4) DUKE 93, FURMAN 54: Freshman Jahlil Okafor had a season-high 24 points and Duke (6-0) routed Furman (1-3) at Durham, North Carolina.

(6) LOUISVILLE 45, CLEVELAND STATE 33: Montrezl Harrell had 15 points and 13 rebounds, and Louisville (5-0) beat visiting Cleveland State (2-3) for Coach Rick Pitino’s 700th college win.

(16) OHIO STATE 91, CAMPBELL 64: Marc Loving scored a career-high 18 points and Ohio State (4-0) beat Campbell(1-3) at Columbus, Ohio.

(21) WEST VIRGINIA 103, VIRGINIA MILITARY 72: Freshman reserve Jevon Carter scored 28 points and West Virginia (6-0) forced a school-record 36 turnovers against VMI (2-3) at Morgantown, West Virginia.

OKLAHOMA 75, (22) UCLA 65: Buddy Hield scored 24 points, Frank Booker added 11 and Oklahoma (3-1) beat UCLA (4-1) in the quarterfinals of the Battle 4 Atlantis at Paradise Island, Bahamas.


CHATTANOOGA 67, (4) TENNESSEE 63: Keiana Gilbert scored a career-high 27 points and made a critical block in the last minute as Chattanooga (4-2) stunned visiting Tennessee (4-1).

(16) MICHIGAN STATE 79, OAKLAND 64: Aerial Powers had 24 points and 16 rebounds as Michigan State (3-1)beat Oakland (1-3) at East Lansing, Michigan.


VIRGINIA: Mike London will return as coach next season.

PORTLAND STATE: The school fired Coach Nigel Burton after a 3-9 record this season.