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Butler's Kelan Martin named Big East Player of the Week

Butler forward Roosevelt Jones may have notched a triple-double in Saturdays win over St. John's, but teammate Kelan Martin took home Big East Player of the Week honors.Martin, the favorite for Big East Sixth Man of the Year, recorded a career-high 35 points in a win over Georgetown on Tuesday night. He followed that with a team-high 18 points against the Red Storm.This is the second...
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Martin leads Butler to 89-56 win over St. John's

NEW YORK (AP) Keland Martin scored 18 points and Roosevelt Jones had a triple-double in 28 minutes for Butler on Saturday, sending St. John's to its 14th consecutive loss, 89-56 Jones had 10 points, 14 rebounds and 10 assists to lead the Bulldogs (16-7, 5-6) to their third win in four games as they climb toward the middle of the Big East standings. Butler was never threatened...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Butler's Tyler Lewis is questionable vs. St. John's

Butler point guard Tyler Lewis could make his return to the floor on Saturday at St. John's, according to a report from David Woods of the Indianapolis Star.Lewis has missed the past four games after suffering a concussion in practice two weeks ago.The 6-foot-1 junior guard has started 16 of 18 games for the Bulldogs, averaging 7.0 points and 3.7 assists per game. His 3.94 assist...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Butler assistant loses six-month old son to genetic disease

There is some very heart-breaking news in to report in the college basketball world and it once again has struck the Butler Bulldogs men’s basketball program. One month after former player Andrew Smith passed away, Butler assistant Emerson Kampen lost his six-month-old son, Emerson Kampen IV, to the genetic disease known as Leigh’s Disease. Kampen’s son passed away earlier...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Despite infant son's death, Butler assistant gives pep talk, sparks win

Tragedy struck the Butler Bulldogs again, as assistant coach Emerson Kampen's 6-month-old son died Monday after a battle with Leigh's Disease.On Tuesday, the Bulldogs won one for little Emerson IV, beating Georgetown. And apparently the team got a big lift from a Kampen pep talk over Skype at halftime.Butler has had its share of heartbreak this season. Last month former Bulldogs...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Martin's career-high 35 points spark Butler over Hoyas 87-76

INDIANAPOLIS -- Kelan Martin scored a career-high 35 points with eight rebounds and four blocked shots Tuesday night to lead Butler past Georgetown 87-76.Martin made 10 of 18 field goals, including three 3-pointers, and 12 of 13 free throws.Roosevelt Jones had 19 points, six rebounds and five assists and Kellen Dunham scored 18 for Butler (15-7, 4-6 Big East).Georgetown (13-10, 6...
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Martin scores career-high 35, Butler beats Georgetown 87-76

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Kelan Martin scored a career-high 35 points with eight rebounds and four blocked shots Tuesday night to lead Butler past Georgetown 87-76. Martin made 10 of 18 field goals, including three 3-pointers, and 12 of 13 free throws. Roosevelt Jones had 19 points, six rebounds and five assists and Kellen Dunham scored 18 for Butler (15-7, 4-6 Big East). Georgetown...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Butler's Tyler Lewis not expected to play vs. Georgetown

Butler will attempt to get back on track on Wednesday when Georgetown visits Hinkle Fieldhouse. However, the Bulldogs will likely have to do so without the services of junior point guard Tyler Lewis.According to David Woods of the Indy Star, Butler head coach Chris Holtmann told reporters on Monday that he expects Lewis to miss his fourth straight game with a concussion. The 6-foot...
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Despite Martin's big day, Butler falls 75-69 to Marquette

MILWAUKEE -- A career-high 27 points from sophomore Kelan Martin wasn't enough to help Butler pull off a win on the road Saturday, as the Bulldogs fell 75-69 to Marquette.The Golden Eagles' Henry Ellenson had his own banner day, scoring a career-high 32 points -- including a critical bucket in the final minute -- and pulling down 10 rebounds. The 6-foot-11, 245-pound freshman turned...
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VIDEO: UMass forward Antwan Space drills three quarters-court shot

We've had not one, but two three-quarters court buzzer-beaters on Saturday.Butler senior wing Roosevelt Jones heaved a shot that banked in just before halftime to tie the game with Marquette heading into halftime. It was Jones' first career 3-pointer.One thousand miles away in Amherst, UMass forward Awtwan Space also tied the game heading to halftime with a 3-pointer from the opposite...
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Ellenson's 32 leads Marquette to 75-69 win over Butler

MILWAUKEE -- Henry Ellenson scored a career-high 32 points, including a critical bucket in the final minute, and pulled down 10 rebounds to lead Marquette over Butler 75-69 on Saturday.The 6-foot-11, 245-pound freshman turned in his 13th double-double by hitting 8 of 14 shots and making both of his 3-point attempts. He made 14 of 16 free throws and blocked six shots.His tip-in off...
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Ellenson has 32 points in Marquette's 75-69 win over Butler

MILWAUKEE (AP) Henry Ellenson scored a career-high 32 points, including a critical bucket in the final minute, and pulled down 10 rebounds to lead Marquette over Butler 75-69 on Saturday. The 6-foot-11, 245-pound freshman turned in his 13th double-double by hitting 8 of 14 shots and making both of his 3-point attempts. He made 14 of 16 free throws and blocked six shots. His tip...
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College basketball: Roosevelt Jones hits 70-footer for first career 3-pointer

Entering Saturday, Butler senior Roosevelt Jones had, somewhat famously, never made a college three-pointer. Despite being a wing player and a four-year regular (and one of those guys who seems to have played in college forever), the forward was 0-3 in his career behind the arc, having not even attempted a shot from long range since the 2012-2013 season. That changed Saturday, in...
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Video: Butler big man Roosevelt Jones hits first career 3 at buzzer

Butler Bulldogs big man Roosevelt Jones had taken three total three-point attempts in his college basketball career entering today’s game in Marquette and had not made a single one. That changed when, just before the halftime buzzer, Jones put up a 3/4 court prayer that miraculously went in! Check out the video below! ROOSEVELT JONES! 3/4 COURT HEAVE IS GOOD! @rozayyjones21 with...
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Roosevelt Jones celebrates his first career 3-pointer with a dab

Butler senior wing Roosevelt Jones had yet to attempt a 3-pointer this season. In fact, he hadn't shot from beyond the arc since returning from a wrist injury that sidelined him for the entire 2013-14 season.But just before half in Saturday's matchup at Marquette, the 6-foot-4 Jones heaved a three-quarters court shot that banked in off the glass. That milestone shot tied the game...
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Butler stymies DePaul in unexpected defensive battle

INDIANAPOLIS — Butler’s typically subpar defense looked excellent Wednesday in the team’s 67-53 win, holding DePaul to 0.84 points per possession at Hinkle Fieldhouse. The Bulldogs, whose defensive efficiency ranked No. 136 on KenPom entering Wednesday’s matchup and improved to No. 123, limited the Blue Demons’ quality looks at the basket. DePaul shot 38.9 percent from...
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Butler's Jones scores 23 points in 67-53 win over DePaul

INDIANAPOLIS -- Roosevelt Jones scored 23 points and Butler defeated DePaul 67-53 on Wednesday night.Jones was 7 of 11 from the field and 9 of 11 from the free-throw line for the Bulldogs (14-6, 3-5 Big East), who made 25 of 29 free throws to 6 of 13 for the Blue Demons (7-13, 1-7). Kellen Dunham made three 3-point attempts and scored 16 points, while Andrew Chrabascz added 10.Tommy...
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Jones leads Butler past DePaul 67-53

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Roosevelt Jones scored 23 points and Butler defeated DePaul 67-53 on Wednesday night. Jones was 7 of 11 from the field and 9 of 11 from the free-throw line for the Bulldogs (14-6, 3-5 Big East), who made 25 of 29 free throws to 6 of 13 for the Blue Demons (7-13, 1-7). Kellen Dunham made three 3-point attempts and scored 16 points while Andrew Chrabascz added...
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Rapid Reaction: Butler 67, DePaul 53

INDIANAPOLIS — Roosevelt Jones scored 23 points Wednesday as Butler eased to a 67-53 victory against DePaul at Hinkle Fieldhouse. While Butler ended a two-game skid, DePaul fell to 7-13 overall and 1-7 in the Big East under first-year coach Dave Leitao. Here are some thoughts on the Blue Demons’ defeat in Indianapolis.   —Silly fouls in opening minutes. A mixture of hand...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Butler's Tyler Lewis out vs. DePaul

Butler junior point guard Tyler Lewis will remained sidelined on Wednesday as the Bulldogs host DePaul.Lewis suffered a concussion last Thursday in practice, which forced him to miss the team's trip to Creighton. The Bulldogs suffered their third loss in four games, falling to the Bluejays 72-64.Lewis is averaging 7.0 points and 3.7 assists per game. He came off the bench for only...
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Foul-plagued Bulldogs fall to Creighton 72-64

OMAHA, Neb. -- Creighton finally found out what it's like to win a close game.The Bluejays turned back No. 18 Butler each time the Bulldogs got close and held on for a 72-64 victory Saturday night.Creighton's first 13 wins were by 10 points or more, and it has three losses by three points or fewer."We haven't been in many close games, and when we were, we lost," coach Greg McDermott...
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Tyler Lewis out against Creighton

Butler will enter Saturday's matchup at Creighton without Tyler Lewis.The team announced that the junior transfer guard has been ruled out after suffering a concussion during practice on Thursday.Lewis is averaging 7.0 points and 3.7 assists per game. He came off the bench for only the second time this season on Tuesday in a loss to No. 16 Providence, playing a season-low 11 minutes...
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Butler-Creighton Preview

Butler may be avoiding a ranked Big East team this weekend, but it still should face a major challenge against the only team in the conference with a higher-scoring offense. The No. 18 Bulldogs are languishing in seventh place in the Big East ahead of Saturday night's visit to Creighton. The only conference wins for Butler (13-5, 2-4) have come against the worst teams, St. John...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Butler continues to struggle against formidable Big East opponents

There is no question that Butler has become a national power over the past decade, having reached two national title games while thriving under its third head coach in that span. Joining the Big East was a huge jump forward for the Bulldogs, and their success has translated into postseason play and opportunities. However, so have struggles against the elite in the conference. Since...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Butler continues to struggle against formidable Big East opponents

There is no question that Butler has become a national power over the past decade, having reached two national title games while thriving under its third head coach in that span. Joining the Big East was a huge jump forward for the Bulldogs, and their success has translated into postseason play and opportunities. However, so have struggles against the elite in the conference. Since...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss
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