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Butler shocks Nova 74-66, ends Wildcats' home winning streak

VILLANOVA, Pa. -- Kelan Martin scored 22 points and fueled a stunning second-half rally to lead No. 22 Butler past No. 2 Villanova 74-66 on Wednesday night, snapping the Wildcats' on-campus home winning streak at 48 games. Kamar Baldwin added 15 points for the Bulldogs (22-6, 11-5 Big East), who have handed the defending national champion Wildcats two of their three losses this season...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Martin, No. 22 Butler rally to stun No. 2 Villanova, 74-66

VILLANOVA, Pa. (AP) Kelan Martin scored 22 points and fueled a stunning second-half rally to lead No. 22 Butler past No. 2 Villanova 74-66 on Wednesday night, snapping the Wildcats' on-campus home winning streak at 48 games. Kamar Baldwin added 15 points for the Bulldogs (22-6, 11-5 Big East), who have handed the defending national champion Wildcats two of their three losses this...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Line up changes breathe new life into Butler Basketball

Following their 82-66 victory over the DePaul Blue Demons at Hinkle Fieldhouse on Feb. 19, #24 Butler Basketball has returned to their winning ways. The win over DePaul gives Butler a two-game winning streak as they also recently defeated St. John’s 110-86 on Feb. 16. The big reason for the Bulldogs recent success is the changes to the starting lineup that coach Chris Holtmann...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Butler preys on struggling DePaul in 82-66 win

INDIANAPOLIS -- Nate Fowler scored 15 points and Kelan Martin added 14 points and eight rebounds Sunday as No. 24 Butler blew out DePaul 82-66. The Bulldogs (21-6, 10-5 Big East) won their second straight and retained their hold on second place in the conference standings. Eli Cain had 24 points for DePaul (8-19, 1-13), which has lost 10 straight. Joe Hanel had 10 points. DePaul...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Butler's barrage of threes pushes Bulldogs past St. John's 110-86

INDIANAPOLIS -- Avery Woodson scored a season-high 20 points and Andrew Chrabascz also had 20 on Wednesday night as No. 24 Butler blew out St. John's 110-86. The Bulldogs (20-6, 9-5 Big East) ended a two-game home losing streak. Federico Mussini had 20 points to lead the Red Storm (12-15, 6-8), who never had a chance after giving up the first seven points of the game. The Bulldogs...
Via Associated Press
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Chrabascz gives No. 22 Butler lift in 68-65 over Marquette

MILWAUKEE (AP) Andrew Chrabascz scored 13 of his 21 points in the second half, Avery Woodson scored 17 points in his first start in more than three weeks and No. 22 Butler held off Marquette for a 68-65 victory Tuesday night. The Bulldogs (19-5, 8-4 Big East) snapped a two-game losing streak after tweaking their starting lineup, with regulars Tyler Lewis and Kelan Martin coming...
Via Associated Press
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Butler Basketball is ready to take over the Big East

In # 11 Butler Basketball’s fourth year in the Big East conference, it seems that the Bulldogs have finally arrived. The team is having its best season as part of the Big East so far with a record of 17-3. With their most recent 70-69 overtime victory on Saturday, January 21st, at DePaul. The team is now second in the Big East with a 6-2 conference record. Including some big...
Via isportsweb.com
29 days ago  |  Discuss

What we learned from Butler Basketball’s victory over #15 Xavier

With the #12 Butler Bulldogs 83-78 victory over the # 15 Xavier Musketeers on Saturday, January 14th in Hinkle Fieldhouse there were a few key points to take away from the game. Kamar Baldwin is really good           The freshman guard from Winder, Georgia provided a much needed offensive spark for the Bulldogs in the second half after the team’s overall lackluster performance...
Via isportsweb.com
January 15, 2017  |  Discuss

Butler basketball team plane had to made emergency landing

The Butler men’s basketball team was involved in a frightening incident Thursday night when its charter flight from LaGuardia Airport in New York lost cabin pressure and had to make an emergency landing. The Bulldogs were flying to Indianapolis after a 76-73 loss to St. John’s, and the cabin lights went out in the plane about 25 minutes into the flight. Butler head coach Chris...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Butler Is Making Strides In The Rebuilding Process

The Butler Bulldogs have had their share of success, and came very close to a national championship in 2010 and 2011. Since then, the Bulldogs haven't been nearly as successful, getting eliminated from the NCAA tournament in the second round for the past two years. After head coach Brad Stevens left for the Boston Celtics in 2013, the team took a turn, winning just four games during...
Via The Sports Quotient
December 17, 2016  |  Discuss

2017 PG Jerald Butler commits to Butler

The Butler Bulldogs have made their latest addition to the 2017 recruiting class thanks to a prospect with a very appropriate name. On Friday night, three-star point guard recruit Jerald Butler announced his decision to commit to the program. Butler, a standout at Calvary Christian Academy in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, made his announcement at his school on Friday. He later shared...
Via Campus Sports Net
August 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Butler mascot not allowed to watch game due to NCAA rules

Let’s face it: Everyone loves bulldogs. Everyone but the NCAA, it seems. The Butler Bulldogs faced off against Texas Tech, and won, but a big member of their team wasn’t allowed to watch the game. Butler Blue III, aka “Trip”, their mascot, was not allowed inside PNC Arena due to NCAA rules. This isn’t the first time it’s happened, either. In 2011, the mascot wasn’t...
Via The Sports Daily
March 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Butler mascot forced to watch game alone at hotel due to NCAA ban

Butler opened up its NCAA Tournament on Thursday afternoon down in Raleigh with a victory over the Big 12’s Texas Tech. Many fans made the trip to see their Bulldogs take on the Big 12 program, but one familiar face was nowhere to be seen inside PNC Arena. Butler Blue III, Butler’s live bulldog mascot who hits the road to support the team and make friends with the fans, made...
Via The Comeback
March 17, 2016  |  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...
Via FOX Sports
February 03, 2016  |  Discuss

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...
Via The Comeback
January 30, 2016  |  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...
Via The Student Section
January 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Andrew Smith remembers at Hinkle Fieldhouse

Hinkle Fieldhouse, the iconic gymnasium in Indianapolis where Butler University plays its home basketball games, has witnessed many unforgettable events over the decades. Saturday, the grand old building hosted a basketball game between Butler and St. John’s, but the event everyone will remember did not involve a shot or a fast break or a rebound. Andrew Smith, a member of Butler’s...
Via The Comeback
January 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Butler’s Video Tribute To Andrew Smith Is Incredibly Touching

The Butler basketball program lost a Bulldog great this week, with the passing of Andrew Smith, who played center on Brad Stevens’ back-to-back Final Four teams. Smith lost his battle to cancer on Tuesday, and today, Butler honored the 2013 grad before today’s game against St. John’s with an incredibly moving video tribute and moment of silence. The video tribute and moment...
Via College Spun
January 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Former Butler player Andrew Smith dies at 25

Former Butler Bulldogs center Andrew Smith died on Tuesday after losing his battle with non-Hodgkin lymphoma and later leukemia. He was 25 years old. Smith’s wife Samantha shared the sad news on Twitter. Andrew peacefully passed away in his sleep and in my arms as I told him I loved him this morning. Love you always, Smith. — Samantha Smith (@Samantha44Smith) January 12...
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 12, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Tennessee's Armani Moore commits flop of the year

Flopping seems to get worse as the years go by in both professional and college basketball. Saturday, we saw one that was impossible to miss. Tennessee Volunteer forward Armani Moore committed a flop which resembled the aliens from Space Jam taking his talents, as he fell to the floor with very little contact. Moore’s gamesmanship (if you’d like to call it that) worked, as...
Via The Comeback
December 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Are experts sleeping on Butler?

Ho, hum. Just your typical run-of-the-mill offseason for the Butler Bulldogs.Per usual, Butler is being talked about as the third best college basketball team in the Hoosier State despite winning 23 games last season, coming within seconds of beating Notre Dame to return to the Sweet 16 and returning three starters.Indiana has plenty of players returning and wooed All-American big...
Via FOX Sports
June 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Butler Bulldogs season recap

If you would have told any Butler fan they would have been up there with the likes of Georgetown and Villanova this season, they would have called you crazy.As it turns out, that's exactly what happened. Chris Holtmann took over for Brandon Miller before the season started, and the Bulldogs knocked off North Carolina and Georgetown in November. The good times kept on rolling as the...
Via FOX Sports
May 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Notre Dame head coach's mother passed before game

By Matt Lombardi Notre Dame outlasted Butler in Saturday night’s third round contest, but the victory was bittersweet for head coach Mike Brey. Brey, who will be taking the Irish to the Sweet 16 for the first time since 2003, revealed after the game that he’d lost his mother to a heart attack earlier in the day. Brey added that the win was a “tribute to her”, and that she...
Via College Spun
March 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Butler vs. Texas – Game Time, TV Channel, Announcers, Betting Line, Predictions

Isiaah Taylor is Texas’ floor general The Butler Bulldogs were on of the top teams in the Big East this season, and they earned the No. 6 seed in the Midwest. Texas has an up-and-down year, but ended up seeded 11th. The winner will play the winner of Notre Dame/Northeastern Be sure to check out our printable 2015 NCAA Tournament bracket here. Date: Thursday, March 19 Time:...
Via College Spun
March 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Butler Bulldogs mascot vomits on court at Big East tourney

Butler Blue III, the Butler Bulldogs’ beloved, live canine mascot, apparently got so excited at the Big East Tournament on Thursday that he unfortunately vomited on the court. As the Bulldogs men’s basketball team were preparing to tip-off against the Xavier Musketeers in the Big East Tourney quarterfinals at Madison Square Garden, poor Blue III lost his lunch on the hardwood...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
March 13, 2015  |  Discuss
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