Recap: Butler Downs Bucknell Despite Terrible Shooting

Score: No. 6 Butler 68, No. 11 Bucknell 56 Star(s): Butler: Rotnei Clarke 17 Pts, 2 Ast. Andrew Smith 14 Pts, 16 Reb.  Story: Brad Stevens and Butler are back in the NCAA Tournament, and yet again, it looks like the Bulldogs will be a tough out. Butler defeated 11-seed Bucknell today in its second round game despite an early second half lull and an overall poor shooting performance...
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March 21, 2013  |  Discuss

No. 13 Butler shuts down Richmond

Andrew Smith scored 15 points, Kellen Dunham added 11 and No. 13 Butler used a stifling defense to pull away from Richmond for a 62-47 victory in its first Atlantic 10 Conference home game Wednesday night. Butler (15-2, 3-0) heads into Saturday's home showdown with No. 8 Gonzaga on a 12-game winning streak. The Bulldogs won despite losing their top scorer, Rotnei Clarke, who...
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January 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Butler, Pittsburgh prepare for rematch in CBI

Butler's Andrew Smith and Ronald Nored spent part of Tuesday viewing footage from last year's NCAA tournament game against Pittsburgh. They still can't believe what they saw. The foul at midcourt, the missed free throw, the inexplicable foul on Matt Howard and finally Howard's free throw to win it. The final 1.4 seconds of that game will go down as one of the craziest...
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March 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Butler 70, Wright St. 52

Andrew Smith had 25 points and seven rebounds and Roosevelt Jones added 11 points to lead Butler to a 70-52 victory against Wright State on Tuesday night in the opening round of the Horizon League tournament. Chrishawn Hopkins scored 10 points for the fifth-seeded Bulldogs (19-13), who face No. 4 seed Milwaukee in the second round on Friday. Cole Darling had 12 points for the eighth...
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February 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Butler 63, Loyola of Chicago 57

Andrew Smith's double-double helped Butler hand Loyola of Chicago its seventh straight loss in a 63-57 decision Saturday. Smith had 12 points and 13 rebounds for the Bulldogs (12-9, 6-3 Horizon), who won their third in a row. Ronald Nored had game highs of 16 points and nine assists, and Khyle Marshall scored 14 points. Walt Gibler and Joe Crisman led the Ramblers with 14 points...
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January 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Butler tops Purdue on last-second tip-in (AP)

Andrew Smith's tip-in with a second remaining gave Butler a 67-65 win over Purdue Saturday in the Crossroads Classic at Conseco Fieldhouse. Butler got the ball with 6 seconds left. Roosevelt Jones missed a jumper, and Smith was there to clean up with a two-handed tip. Smith and Kameron Woods led Butler with 12 points apiece and Chase Stigall added 11 for the Bulldogs (5-6), who...
December 17, 2011  |  Discuss

Were refs correct to wipe out Butler’s unlikely buzzer beater?

A length-of-the-court baseball pass. An acrobatic, lunging layup. A jubilant dog pile beneath the basket. Yes, Butler's final play of regulation Saturday against Evansville had all the makings of a memorable game winner except for one problem: Andrew Smith's apparent tie-breaking basket didn't count. Referees nullified Smith's shot because in their view the ball...
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November 13, 2011  |  Discuss

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