Indianapolis, IN (Sports Network) - Rotnei Clarke had 17 points, five rebounds and five assists in No. 14 Butler's 77-58 win over St. Bonaventure.
Andrew Smith added 13 points and seven boards for the Bulldogs (19-4, 6-2 A-10), who have won back-to-back games after dropping two of their previous three.
Demitrius Conger netted 18 points to lead the Bonnies (10-11, 3-5), who have gone 3-2 on the heels of a six-game skid.
Butler took a 39-30 edge into the break, but the spread swelled quickly in the second half.
After Jordan Gathers' layup pulled St. Bonaventure within 41-32, the Bulldogs went on a 15-3 run to open up a 21-point edge.
Kellen Dunham hit a 3-pointer and converted on a three-point play during the surge, which was capped on Smith's three-point play for a 56-35 Butler cushion.
The margin reached its apex at 24 down the stretch.
GAME NOTES: Dunham finished with nine points, while Khyle Marshall had 12 points for the Bulldogs ... Clarke went 6-of-12 from the field ... Butler shot 50 percent (26-of-52) from the floor.