LEXINGTON, Ky. - Rotnei Clarke had been here before.
Well, not here, not exactly. The senior sharpshooter for Butler had never before played in the NCAA tournament. This was his only chance. But everything else about this environment was familiar: Clarke was back in SEC country, in Rupp Arena, where he remembers getting crushed by Kentucky when he played for Arkansas.
He was back...
NEW YORK (AP) -- Rotnei Clarke scored 21 points, and Butler advanced at the Atlantic 10 tournament with a 73-67 first-round victory over Dayton on Thursday.
The fifth-seeded Bulldogs will need to win four games in four days if they want a conference tourney title in their first -- and perhaps last -- season in the A-10.
Clarke shot 6 of 12 from behind the 3-point arc and added...
Rotnei Clarke is back in Butler's starting lineup Saturday night against Temple.
The 6-foot shooting guard is returning after missing the last two weeks with a severely sprained neck. Clarke was injured when he crashed head-first into a padded basket support at Dayton on Jan. 12. Butler (16-3, 3-1 Atlantic 10) went on to win that game and two more at home last week without Clarke...
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January 26, 2013
Butler shooting guard Rotnei Clarke has returned to practice and could play Saturday against Temple.
The ninth-ranked Bulldogs have been without their leading scorer since he sustained a severely sprained neck after crashing head-first into a padded basket support Jan. 12 at Dayton. Clarke is fifth in the Atlantic 10 in scoring (16.3 points).
He left the Dayton game midway through...
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January 24, 2013
Butler star Rotnei Clarke, who did in Marquette earlier this year with a buzzer beater, and helped take down the then #1 Hoosiers, was injured in Butler’s 79-73 victory at Dayton on Saturday.
He will undergo further medical evaluation. Clarke was discharged from Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, Ohio, and returned to Indianapolis with Butler’s team.
“We’ll take Rotnei for...
Butler's top scorer Rotnei Clarke has returned to Indianapolis with his teammates after crashing into the basket support during Saturday's game at Dayton.
Clarke says he initially lost feeling below his neck and his body began tingling. He was taken off the court on a stretcher to a nearby hospital, where he was diagnosed with a sprained neck.
Despite losing Clarke, the...
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January 12, 2013
Rotnei Clarke has been the biscuit that has fueled the Butler Bulldogs in their first season as an Atlantic-10 team. But Butler might be without their lead guard after Dayton’s Matt Derenbecker hammered Clarke from behind on a fast break lay-up.
Clarke was on the run after a steal when Derenbecker recklessly came in with an ugly-looking swat from behind sending Clarke awkwardly...
DAYTON, Ohio - Butler guard Rotnei Clarke was injured on a hard foul Saturday afternoon and taken out of the University of Dayton Arena on a stretcher.
A Butler spokesman said Clarke was taken to a nearby hospital for X-rays.
Clarke was attacking the basket after recording a steal when he took what appeared to be a shot to the shoulder from Dayton's Matt Derenbecker with 8:13...
Tweet With holiday tournaments across the country underway there will be good matchups galore this week in college basketball. Butler and Marquette took the floor today at the EA Sports Maui Invitational and if this finish is a sign of things to come it may be worth keeping an eye on the three-day [...]
We have our first amazing buzzer beater of the year in college basketball, and it comes from Butler Bulldogs Rotnei Clarke against Marquette in their quarterfinal matchup in the Maui Invitational. That’s just sickening shot. Clarke is a transfer from Arkansas, and has firmly established himself as a fan favorite, already.