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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...
Via Fox Sports
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via Associated Press
1 day 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...
Via Fox Sports
3 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...
Via Campus Sports Net
5 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...
Via Fox Sports
5 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...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  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
9 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via Fox Sports
17 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...
Via The Student Section
18 days ago  |  Discuss

No. 16 Providence rallies late, downs No. 18 Butler 71-68

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) Ben Bentil scored 13 of his 20 points in the second half, and 16th-ranked Providence rallied late to outlast No. 18 Butler 71-68 on Tuesday night. Rodney Bullock added 16 points for the Friars (16-3, 4-2 Big East), who improved to 3-1 this season against ranked opponents. It was Providence's second victory over Butler this season. The Friars fought through...
Via Associated Press
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Butler commit honors Andrew Smith by changing jersey numbers

Cloverdale High School (Ind.) junior guard Cooper Neese won't play for Butler until the fall of 2017, but that hasn't stopped him from already becoming part of the tight-knit community.On Saturday, an emotional crowd at Hinkle Fieldhouse paid tribute to beloved Butler center, Andrew Smith, who passed away earlier in the week after a two-year battle with cancer.David Woods of the...
Via Fox Sports
21 days ago  |  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
23 days ago  |  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
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Butler C Andrew Smith dies of cancer at age 25

Former Butler Bulldogs center Andrew Smith, who played on two Butler teams that made it all the way to the NCAA Tournament final as scrappy squads from the Horizon League, has passed away at age 25 following a long battle with cancer. Smith’s death was announced on Twitter by his wife, Samantha. Andrew peacefully passed away in his sleep and in my arms as I told him I loved him...
Via Campus Sports Net
27 days ago  |  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
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Butler G Roosevelt Jones questionable with sprained wrist

Butler star guard Roosevelt Jones is questionable for tomorrow’s game against Villanova due to a sprained wrist, per the official Twitter of Bulldogs basketball. Roosevelt Jones is questionable for Sunday's game against Villanova with a sprained left wrist suffered in practice Thursday. — Butler Basketball (@ButlerMBB) January 9, 2016 A former three-star recruit from the St...
Via Campus Sports Net
January 09, 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

Notre Dame head coach's mother passed before game

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 must have been “with”...
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

Blue III, the third incarnation of the Butler Bulldogs’ beloved, live canine mascot, apparently got a bit too 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...Read More The post Butler Bulldogs...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
March 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Kellen Dunham Looking to Take Next Step in 2014

The Butler Bulldogs were extremely happy with the progress that guard Kellen Dunham made last season, and they are expecting him to take the next step this coming season. Dunham is a very talented scorer, and is especially known for his ability to shoot from the perimeter. There have been quite a few comparisons to Gordon Hayward, who was a lanky star at Butler before Dunham came...
Via Sports-Glory
August 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Butler Bulldogs tough week

(Photo: Michael Hickey/Getty Images North America) The buzzer beating thrillers have not seemed to swing in Butler basketball’s direction this season. At the very beginning of the season, the Butler Bulldogs gathered five wins in five games before losing two close games to Louisiana State and No. 5 Oklahoma State. Against Oklahoma State, the Bulldogs lost by two, while Louisiana...
Via isportsweb.com
January 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Butler Basketball: Bulldogs take 4th place at Old Spice Classic.

While it was certainly not the result they were looking for, we learned a lot about the Butler Bulldogs over the holiday weekend, as they finished in fourth place at the Old Spice Classic in Orlando, Fla. They opened the tournament with a 76-69 win over Washington State on Thanksgiving Day. Sophomore guard Kellen Dunham and senior forward Khyle Marshall displayed a couple of things...
Via isportsweb.com
December 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Butler Bulldogs survive in Muncie

If this were March, we’d be talking about “survive and advance” for the Butler Bulldogs. But this is November. While wins are good, the Bulldogs have barely won their last three games. Princeton came down to one last defensive stop. Vanderbilt came down to one last defensive stop. Saturday was more of the same. While they’re not exactly advancing, the Bulldogs did survive...
Via isportsweb.com
November 23, 2013  |  Discuss
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