Tennessee basketball agrees to home-and-home with Butler

Tennessee announced Tuesday that the Volunteers men’s basketball program has signed a two-game, home-and-home contract with Butler University. The series begins next season in Knoxville. The Vols will host the Bulldogs at Thompson-Boling Arena on Dec. 14, and the teams will play at Butler’s historic Hinkle Fieldhouse on Dec. 12, 2015, in Indianapolis, Ind. Tennessee trails...
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April 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Butler lands commitment from 6-8 Jackson Davis

When Jackson Davis called Butler head coach Brandon Miller on Thursday to let him know of his future plans, Miller responded with one word. "Yes!" he shouted. It was good news for Miller, and good news for Butler, which welcomes the Lexington, Ky. native out of Lafayette High School to its 2014 recruiting class. Davis announced Friday he had chosen the Bulldogs over Alabama...
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April 28, 2014  |  Discuss

What is wrong with Butler basketball?

A flurry of frustration met my inbox this morning. While Tuesday night was bad -- the Bulldogs missed their first 26 of 30 shots from the floor in the second half in a 77-52 loss to St. John's -- it seemed the tipping point in a season that has spiraled further and further out of control. The overwhelming sentiment, expressed by one fan after another: What is wrong with Butler...
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February 21, 2014  |  Discuss

For Miller and Butler a year of transition

Send to Kindle(Credit: Butler University Sports Information) NEWARK, NJ – They entered the Prudential Center with a 1-7 conference record. The greater New York-New Jersey area is focused and immersed on Super Bowl activities, and while he may enjoy football, nothing of that order was on the mind of Brandon Miller. The Butler head coach in his initial season, succeeding the ever...
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February 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Seton Hall seek to get back to .500 in Big East Play, Hosts Butler Wednesday

Kellen Dunham/indystar.comFor Brandon Miller and the Butler Bulldogs, nothing has come easy after Brad Stephens, who is a legend in Indiana now after making the Bulldogs a national championship team just a few seasons ago, left for the Celtics.On top of the fact that Miller took over as head coach in July, the timetable didn’t get helped when Butler lost Roosevelt Jones due to...
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January 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Butler stumbles late against Providence

The chance was certainly there, like it has been so often this year, and then it was gone, another setback in a season that has begun to slip away from them over the past few weeks. The Butler basketball team lost this one not in the closing minutes or in overtime – as is their custom this season – but in a pivotal second-half stretch that dug them a deficit they couldn'...
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January 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Providence beats Butler to continue its roll in Big East

The hottest team in the Big East Conference? That would be Providence. You won't get any argument from Butler head coach Brandon Miller, not after the Friars posted their fourth straight league win 65-56 Tuesday. ''They are playing very good basketball right now. They're playing together,'' Miller said. The Friars (14-5, 4-2) were led by their 1-2 punch...
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January 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Villanova-Butler Preview

Few mid-major programs have been as successful in recent years as Butler. Now it's time to see if the Bulldogs can remain an elite program as part of the Big East. They'll get a good measuring stick right off the bat, with 11th-ranked Villanova looking to hand them a rude introduction to conference play Tuesday night at Hinkle Fieldhouse following a deflating loss to a former...
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December 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Butler Bulldogs add tenth win

(Photo: Matt Detrich/The IndyStar) Butler continued its winning ways in basketball, jumping into double digit numbers by collecting its tenth win on the season. From the tip off of the game Saturday, Dec. 28, against the New Jersey Institute of Technology Highlanders, the Butler Bulldogs commanded the lead. “I liked the way our team played, especially at the beginning,” said...
December 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Forgrave: Turns out the Butler Way is Miller's way, too

The first time I met Brandon Miller, he seemed pretty amazed at where life had taken him over the past couple years. It was late June, two months after Butler's then-head coach, Brad Stevens, had hired Miller as an assistant coach at Miller's alma mater. Miller was plainly thrilled to be sitting in his own office at historic Hinkle Fieldhouse. It was only one year earlier...
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December 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Old Spice Classic Game 10: LSU Tigers (5-2) 70 Butler Bulldogs (5-2) 68 OT

Two schools who couldn't be on more opposite ends of the college spectrum met up in the 2nd game of the final day of the Old Spice Classic. The game was nip and tuck in both halves and at the final buzzer, we had a tie. The difference in the game was bench play, with LSU's bench scoring 24 more points than Butler's. The Butler Bulldogs had four players in double digits...
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December 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Butler's comeback falls short in loss to No. 5 OSU

Butler came up just short in its upset bid against No. 5 Oklahoma State. Marcus Smart scored 17 points as the Cowboys survived a major scare in a 69-67 win over Butler in an Old Spice Classic semifinal on Friday. ''Couldn't be more proud of our basketball team,'' Butler coach Brandon Miller said. ''We competed. We fought to the very end and gave ourselves...
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November 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Old Spice Classic game 6- #5 Oklahoma State Cowboys (7-0) 69 Butler Bulldogs (5-1) 67

What was supposed to be a year of transition for the Butler Bulldogs after former coach Brad Stevens abrupt departure to the NBA might be a little less painful than the media and fans imagined. Butler took the #5 Oklahoma State Cowboys and Marcus Smart to the brink this afternoon in Orlando. The Bulldogs held on as long as they could. They had three scorers with double digits totals...
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November 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Old Spice Classic Game 2-Butler Bulldogs (5-0) 76 Washington St Cougars (2-3) 69

Orlando, FLThe Butler Bulldogs had a tremendous effort from Kellen Dunham who had 32 points and Khyle Marshall who banked in 30. The two accounted for 62 of Butler’s 76 points. Butler Head Coach Brandon Miller was very proud of his guys and will look at the game tape and get his team ready for the Cowboys after the short turn around. They will need to be ready for Marcus Smart...
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November 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Old Spice: Butler vs. Washington State

The Butler Bulldogs, under first-year coach Brandon Miller, will take on Ken Bone's Washington State Cougars this afternoon, with tip-off set for 2 p.m. ET. Ben Love has's latest coverage live from Orlando inside.
November 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Butler rolls past Lamar 89-58 in Miller's debut

Khyle Marshall finished with 19 points and 13 rebounds, leading Butler past Lamar 89-58 in Brandon Miller's coaching debut Saturday night. The Bulldogs (1-0) didn't miss a beat without Brad Stevens, who left for the NBA in July. They won their 15th consecutive home opener and improved to 227-34 at Hinkle Fieldhouse over the last 18 seasons. And they did it against two former...
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November 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Big East: How will we know? Trends, Part 1

Send to Kindle(Credit: Butler University Sports Information) Tip Off is about a week away, and, won/loss aside, how will we know a team is doing better — or worse — than expected? Butler — Trends may be difficult to project accurately because Brad Stevens took his system to the NBA in the offseason. His successor, 34 year-old Brandon Miller, rejoined the staff last April, coming...
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November 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Butler begins new era with coaching change

Brandon Miller understands anything is possible at Butler. In 2001, he played on the school's first team to win an NCAA tournament in nearly four decades. Two years later, his late floater beat Mississippi State in the tourney, helping the Bulldogs reach the regional semifinals for the first time in 41 years. Over the next decade, he watched his alma mater win the NIT Preseason...
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October 30, 2013  |  Discuss

#58 Butler Bulldogs: College Basketball 111 in 111

Welcome to The Sports Bank’s fourth annual college basketball season preview series where we break 111 teams in the 111 days leading up to the opening tip-off of the 2013-2014 season.  We will rank the 84 power conference teams (including the new Big East and American Athletic Conferences) and top 27 mid-majors in reverse power ranking order.  We’ll break down rosters...
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September 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Butler guard has year-ending surgery

Butler guard Roosevelt Jones had season-ending surgery on his left wrist Thursday in Indianapolis. New coach Brandon Miller said he was happy the surgery went well, and he expects Jones to make a full recovery. Jones was injured when he tried to break a fall during the first half of the first game on Butler's recent four-game trip to Australia. The rising junior would have...
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August 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Butler guard undergoes season-ending wrist surgery

Butler guard Roosevelt Jones had season-ending surgery on his left wrist Thursday in Indianapolis. New coach Brandon Miller said he was happy the surgery went well, and he expects Jones to make a full recovery. Jones was injured when he tried to break a fall during the first half of the first game on Butler's recent four-game trip to Australia. The rising junior would have...
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August 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Bet against Miller, Butler at your own risk

Send to KindleSo Butler basketball is finished, right? The Bulldogs can’t possibly survive without the coach who led them to two national championship games and was a remarkable 117 games over .500 in six seasons. They might as well shutter Hinkle Fieldhouse and turn it into a museum. Of course I’m being facetious. But a verbal slap in the face might be necessary to convince...
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July 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Recruiting Roundup: Trevon Bluiett, Devin Booker, Kameron Chatman, Luke Kennard, Kevon Looney and more

Apologies for light posting over the holiday, we should be back in full swing as we head into the July recruiting period. The big news over the weekend revolved around Indianapolis. Brad Stevens took the Butler job, the Bulldogs hired Brandon Miller instead of LaVall Jordan and rumors began to fly regarding Trevon Bluiett. Somebody tweeted that Butler was “out of the running...
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July 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Butler replaces Brad Stevens with Brandon Miller. WHO???

Does the defection of Brad Stevens to the Boston Celtics spell the end of Butler basketball being relevant? Well, maybe, but not right away. Stevens’ replacement, Brandon Miller has the opportunity to work with all the players Stevens recruited. At least for now. You can’t blame Stevens for taking the big money and the bright lights of the NBA. Unfortunately for Butler, it happened...
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July 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Butler Picks Brandon Miller to Replace Brad Stevens as Head Coach

Butler University didn’t take long — or look far — to find its new head basketball coach. Three days after Brad Stevens shocked the basketball world and left the school to become the new head coach of the Boston Celtics, Butler decided to hire in the family, tabbing assistant coach Brandon Miller as its new head coach, according to Nicole Auerbach of USA Today. Miller, who...
July 06, 2013  |  Discuss
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