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Brad Stevens and Gordon Hayward take in Butler game

The Butler Bulldogs were in town yesterday, and a couple familiar faces attended the game. Butler's former Head Coach, Brad Stevens was in attendance, as was former March Madness-hero and Butler alum Gordon Hayward.  The Bulldogs visited a Big East rival, the Providence Friars, at Providence College in Rhode Island. The local team came out victorious with a 70-60 win.From the video...
Via Celtics Life
1 day ago

Foster scores 23 in No. 25 Creighton’s 85-74 win over Butler

Marcus Foster scored 21 of his 23 points in the first half, Martin Krampelj had 14 points and 14 rebounds for his third straight double-double and No. 25 Creighton beat Butler 85-74 on Tuesday night. The Bluejays (14-3, 4-1 Big East) won for the ninth time in 10 games and improved to 11-0 at home. The Bulldogs (12-6, 2-3) lost their third straight since upsetting then-No. 1 Villanova...
Via MyNorthwest.com
9 days ago

No. 21 Seton Hall rallies from 11 down to beat Butler 90-87

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Khadeen Carrington scored 29 points, Angel Delgado had 28 points and 15 rebounds and No. 21 Seton Hall rallied from an 11-point deficit to defeat Butler 90-87 on Saturday to win its fifth straight game. With 1:08 left in the game, Carrington pushed the ball up the floor and drove the lane for the go-ahead basket to make it 84-82. Butler’s Kelan Martin missed a...
Via MyNorthwest.com
12 days ago

No. 5 Xavier beats Butler 86-79 for 10th straight victory

CINCINNATI (AP) — J.P. Macura scored 15 of his 20 points in the first half to get Xavier rolling, and Trevon Bluiett had 21 points as the fifth-ranked Musketeers won their 10th in a row, beating Butler 86-79 on Tuesday night. The Musketeers (15-1, 3-0 Big East) matched their highest ranking in school history on Monday. A day later, they matched the best start in school history by...
Via MyNorthwest.com
16 days ago

Perfect record ends for Villanova Wildcats following loss to Butler

After winning 13 games in a row, Villanova’s perfect record has come to an end following a 101-93 loss to the Butler Bulldogs. With a perfect season on the line, the Villanova Wildcats were up against a tough Butler team on the road, where last season, they happened to lose both meetings against the Bulldogs. […] Perfect record ends for Villanova Wildcats following loss to Butler...
Via Section215
18 days ago

Watch Butler fans storm court to celebrate upsetting No. 1-ranked Villanova

Villanova fell victim to the No. 1 curse on Saturday, as the Wildcats were upset by the Butler Bulldogs, 101-93.That was cause for celebration among the fans at Hinkle Fieldhouse, who stormed the court after the big win, which was odd, given that it’s only December. We still have a few months until March Madness, but don’t tell that to Butler fans, who are all about celebrating wins...
Via The Sports Daily
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Butler Upsets No. 1 Villanova

The Wildcats are undefeated no longer.Saturday afternoon, the Butler Bulldogs would dispatch of the NCAA’s No. 1 by a score of 103-93. In fact, this is the second consecutive year in which Butler has ended Nova’s perfect start. This time around, the Wildcats jumped out to a 13-0 start.And for most of the afternoon on Saturday, they had to battle from behind. At one point, Butler...
Via The Sports Post
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Butler’s 3-point barrage stops No. 1 Villanova 101-93

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Villanova’s perfect season is over and its reign at No. 1 probably is, too. Kelan Martin scored 24 points and Paul Jorgensen had a career-high 23 to help Butler upset the previously unbeaten Wildcats 101-93 on Saturday. It’s the second straight year the Bulldogs (12-3, 2-0 Big East) have ended Villanova’s perfect start. Jalen Brunson had 31 points and Mikal Bridges...
Via MyNorthwest.com
19 days ago

Georgia five-star recruit suffers torn ACL

One of Georgia’s top recruits suffered a devastating blow on over the weekend.Running back Zamir White, a five-star recruit, suffered a torn ACL in his school’s game on Firday.White suffered the injury when he was hit on the side of the knee by a defender's helmet. Dawg Nation says White didn’t even think he had sustained a tough injury because he walked off the field under his own...
Via Larry Brown Sports
November 20, 2017  |  Discuss

Analysis of Maryland Basketball’s win over Butler

Last night was the Anthony Cowan show. In the Maryland Terrapins’ 79-65 win over the Butler Bulldogs, Cowan had 25 points on just eight shot attempts, to go along with 10 rebounds, and five assists. It was a career night for the sophomore guard, as not only did he set a new career high in points, but he also notched his first career double-double. In a game that was close for much...
Via isportsweb.com
November 16, 2017  |  Discuss

Biggest winners and losers from Week 8 in the NFL

With an early game in London, NFL Week 8 had die-hard fans glued to the tube from sunup to sundown. And it was pretty darn entertaining, too.For a while there, the Factory of Sadness looked pretty darn good. Then reality hit, and Hue Jackson fell to 1-23 as a head coach. Rain had something to do with a number of games, and it wreaked havoc on one in particular.Oh, and we had a good...
Via Sportsnaut
October 29, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Butler's Holtmann the favorite for Ohio State job

The news on Ohio State’s coaching search has been moving rapidly.First it was reported the team was interested in the Chicago Bulls’ Fred Hoiberg, then Creighton’s Greg McDermott was the next target, and now it’s being reported that Chris Holtmann is the favorite to land the Buckeyes job: Holtmann, 45, has been the head coach at Butler since 2014. He has gone 70-31 in three seasons...
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 08, 2017  |  Discuss

Butler Basketball: Coach Chris Holtmann’s break out season

Butler Basketball’s head coach Chris Holtmann was named the winner of the CollegeInsider.com’s John McLendon Coach of the Year award and Holtmann deserved it. Coming into this season Butler was not ranked at all and was predicted to finish sixth in the Big East. Yet thanks to Holtmann the Bulldogs were able to make it to the Sweet 16 for the first time since 2011 and ended the season...
Via isportsweb.com
April 08, 2017  |  Discuss

Butler Basketball season review: Low points of the season

Butler Basketball had plenty of highs this season but like any team, Butler had their low moments as well. Here is a list of the top three low moments looking back at Butler’s season. #3. 75-64 loss to the Creighton Bluejays This game was as one-sided as the scoreboard says it was. Butler, the #12 ranked team in the country came into this game on a three-game winning streak including...
Via isportsweb.com
April 05, 2017  |  Discuss

Butler Basketball: Best moments of the season

While the season may be over for Butler Basketball there is still quite a bit to talk about especially when it comes to the highlights of this season. Here are the top five moments of the season for Butler Basketball. 5. Kamar Baldwin‘s game-winning shot over Northwestern. The list starts with the second game of the season as Butler avoided a potential upset against Northwestern...
Via isportsweb.com
April 04, 2017  |  Discuss

Butler Basketball: A successful season

Despite the 92-80 loss to North Carolina on Friday, March 24, Butler Basketball had a great season. The Bulldogs finish the season with a record of 25-9 which is their best record under head coach Chris Holtmann. Butler tied its best Big East record at 12-6 this year putting them in second place in the conference which tied their best finish in the Big East. The season had plenty...
Via isportsweb.com
March 26, 2017  |  Discuss

Butler Basketball survives against Middle Tennessee

After an intense game, Butler Basketball is heading to the Sweet 16. Butler defeated the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders 74-65 and will play the winner of the North Carolina and Arkansas matchup. While Middle Tennessee gave the Bulldogs their best shot, Butler was able to hold on and secure the win. Butler had its hands full with the larger Blue Raiders but the Bulldogs provided tough...
Via isportsweb.com
March 19, 2017  |  Discuss

Butler was motivated by slight from CBS Sports

Butler took it to Middle Tennessee State on Saturday to advance to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament, and they apparently had some extra motivation.Butler head coach Chris Holtmann said he saw lots of talk even from CBS Sports about how Middle Tennessee State was the better team, which got him upset. The game turned out to be the other way around as Butler was by far the best team...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 18, 2017  |  Discuss

Butler Basketball takes care of business against Winthrop

In the first round of the NCAA tournament, Butler Basketball came out of the gates focused and dominated the whole game en route to a 76-64 victory over the Winthrop Eagles. Senior sharpshooter Avery Woodson led the charge for the Bulldogs as he shot 6-10 from three-point range for 18 points. The game was pretty one-sided as with just over two minutes to play in the first half Butler...
Via isportsweb.com
March 17, 2017  |  Discuss

Butler does it, topping Winthrop 76-64 behind Avery Woodson

MILWAUKEE (AP) Butler pushed around a team that had designs on following in its bracket-busting footsteps. With the way Avery Woodson shot from the perimeter in the first half Thursday, the Bulldogs had little to worry about down the stretch against Winthrop. Woodson scored 18 points and tied a career high with six 3-pointers in his tourney debut, and the fourth-seeded Bulldogs...
Via AP on Fox
March 16, 2017  |  Discuss

Woodson leads Butler to first-round win over Winthrop

MILWAUKEE -- Avery Woodson scored 18 points and tied a career high with six 3-pointers in his NCAA Tournament debut to lead Butler to a 76-64 win over Winthrop on Thursday. Woodson, a graduate transfer from Memphis, hit five 3s in the first half to help the fourth-seeded Bulldogs build a 14-point halftime lead. A 12-2 run in the middle of the second half gave Butler a 60-43 lead...
Via AP on Fox
March 16, 2017  |  Discuss

Defense, Woodson's shooting help Butler beat Winthrop 76-64

MILWAUKEE (AP) Avery Woodson scored 18 points and tied a career high with six 3-pointers in his NCAA Tournament debut to lead Butler to a 76-64 win over Winthrop on Thursday. Woodson, a graduate transfer from Memphis, hit five 3s in the first half to help the fourth-seeded Bulldogs build a 14-point halftime lead. A 12-2 run in the middle of the second half gave Butler a 60-43...
Via AP on Fox
March 16, 2017  |  Discuss

The Latest: Woodson helps Butler with 5 3-pointers

The Latest on the NCAA Tournament (all times EST): 2:26 p.m. Avery Woodson has the hot hand from 3-point range for fourth-seeded Butler in a first-round game in Milwaukee against 13th-seeded Winthrop. The senior guard is 5 of 7 from behind the arc for a team-high 15 points to lead the Bulldogs to a 41-27 lead at halftime. Woodson is one 3-pointer short of tying his career high...
Via AP on Fox
March 16, 2017  |  Discuss

No longer an underdog, Butler ready for Winthrop

INDIANAPOLIS -- Butler spent more than a decade as America's favorite NCAA Tournament darling. The little school became a trendy upset pick, a favorite among dog-loving basketball fans and a model program for other Division I mid-majors. It strung together a resume that made some of college basketball's biggest names jealous -- nine tourney appearances in 14 years, four trips to...
Via AP on Fox
March 14, 2017  |  Discuss

10 biggest storylines for the first round of NCAA Tournament

College basketball fans are salivating. March Madness has arrived, and two of the best days on the sports calendar are coming up. There are 16 games taking place on Thursday and 16 more on Friday for the first round of the NCAA Tournament.The first two days of March Madness never disappoint, bringing buzzer-beaters, upsets, and shocking drama.The narratives that will unfold over...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 13, 2017  |  Discuss
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