Butler edges Purdue in 76-70 win

Kellen Dunham scored 25 points to help Butler defeat Purdue 76-70 on Saturday evening in the Crossroads Classic. Khyle Marshall had 18 points and nine rebounds and Erik Fromm scored 14 points for the Bulldogs (8-2), who won their third straight. The Bulldogs improved to 3-0 in Crossroads Classic games. Last year, the Bulldogs upset No. 1 Indiana 88-86 in overtime. Terone Johnson...
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December 14, 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 73, Dayton 67

Rotnei Clarke scored 21 points, and Butler advanced at the Atlantic 10 tournament with a 73-67 first-round victory over Dayton on Thursday. The fifth-seeded Bulldogs will need to win four games in four days if they want a conference tourney title in their first - and perhaps last - season in the A-10. Clarke shot 6 of 12 from behind the 3-point arc and added five assists. Fellow...
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March 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Butler-George Washington Preview

Butler holds a share of first place halfway through its inaugural Atlantic 10 season, but has encountered some problems lately on the road in conference play. The 14th-ranked Bulldogs will try to avoid a third consecutive road defeat Saturday when they face George Washington for the first time. Butler (19-4, 6-2) moved into a tie for first with Virginia Commonwealth and Saint Louis...
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February 08, 2013  |  Discuss

IU-Butler Postgame Show

Today, erstwhile #1-ranked Indiana lost to ersetwhile unranked Butler. And without question, the Bulldogs deserved to win. Indiana actually controlled the game for most of regulation, but Butler was able to make a late 12-0 run that ultimately resulted in a 7-point lead. Then, despite a late 3 by Yogi Ferrell to send it to OT, and the foul-outs of Andrew Smith, Roosevelt Jones, and...
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December 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Diagramming Indiana's breakdown at the end of the half

Indiana has been devoting a lot of resources toward stopping Butler's Rotnei Clarke, and with good reason - Clarke is one of the best shooters in the country and is currently hitting 45% of his threes. But on this inbounds play at the buzzer, that attention cost them three points. Here's how the play was set up. Note that there are 5.2 seconds left in the half, with the...
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December 15, 2012  |  Discuss

#45 Butler Bulldogs: College Basketball 111 in 111

Welcome to The Sports Bank’s third annual college basketball season preview series.  Two years we looked at 99 teams in 99 days.  Last year, we were slightly more aggressive and expanded to 111 teams in 111 days and will do so again as we look ahead to the 2012-2013 season. We will rank the 75 power conference teams and top 36 mid-majors in reverse power ranking order...
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October 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Valparaiso 65, Butler 46

Ryan Broekhoff had 19 points and 16 rebounds as Valparaiso defeated Butler 65-46 Saturday night in the semifinals of the Horizon League tournament. The top-seeded Crusaders (22-10) advance to the championship game Tuesday against third-seeded Detroit. Kevin Van Wijk and Erik Buggs added 11 points each for Valparaiso, which shot 54 percent from the floor and outrebounded the Bulldogs...
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March 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Butler, back to back National runners-up, not headed to NCAA Tournament

As hot a coaching commodity as Brad Stevens is, his stock will decrease just a tiny bit in value this year. It’s official now, the Butler Bulldogs, who made it all the way to the national title game both last year, and in 2010, will not be in the 2012 NCAA Tournament. The Valparaiso Crusaders (20-11) eliminated Butler (20-14) tonight in the Horizon League tournament, the Bulldogs...
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March 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Butler 75, Indiana St. 54

Butler had five players score in double figure en route to a dismantling of Indiana State 75-64 on Saturday. Andrew Smith led with 12 points while Erik Fromm, Roosevelt Jones and Chrishawn Hopkins added 11 each for Butler (17-12). Khyle Marshall rounded out the double-digit scoring for the Bulldogs with 10 points. Indiana State (16-12), which trailed by 10 at halftime, struggled...
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February 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Butler 63, Loyola of Chicago 57

Chrishawn Hopkins scored 13 points and Andrew Smith and Khyle Marshall 12 apiece to lead Butler to a 63-57 victory against Loyola Chicago on Tuesday night. Erik Fromm had 10 points for the Bulldogs (16-12, 10-6 Horizon League), who in the second half held a steady two-possession lead that was protected at the free-throw line in the final two minutes. Ben Averkamp scored 23 points...
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February 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Butler 64, Wright St. 53

Chrishawn Hopkins scored 13 points and Butler never trailed Thursday night in beating Wright State 64-53. Andrew Smith scored 11 points, making all four of his shots from the field, for Butler. The Bulldogs (13-11, 7-5 Horizon League) raced to a 15-4 lead and were ahead 35-26 at halftime. Erik Fromm had 10 points off the bench and Roosevelt Jones grabbed 11 rebounds for Butler...
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February 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Green Bay 80, Butler 68

Brennan Cougill scored 21 points and Alec Brown added 19 on Saturday night as Green Bay opened up a significant lead in the second half and defeated Butler 80-68. Cougill and Brown each grabbed eight rebounds for Green Bay (9-12, 5-6 Horizon), which led 33-32 at halftime. Two other players scored in double figures for Green Bay -- Keifer Sykes (14) and Steve Baker (10). Sykes also...
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January 28, 2012  |  Discuss

I Am the 83 Percent

Game #8-297: Butler Bulldogs at Stanford CardinalDecember 22, 2011 9:00 pmMaples PavilionBBState Stats/Recap Sometimes I hate journalism. Thursday night was one of those times.Not that what I do for my job with Stanfords Scout website is hard-hitting investigative reporting, but Im trying to make a conscious effort to be a little more than just a cheerleader. No more wes and ours...
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December 26, 2011  |  Discuss

Butler 98, Oakland City 53

Andrew Smeathers scored 17 points in 10 minutes off the bench and Butler rolled to an easy 98-53 victory over Oakland City on Tuesday night. Six Bulldogs scored at least 10 points, with two posting double-doubles. Andrew Smith had 14 points and 12 rebounds, and Kameron Woods had 10 points and 10 rebounds for Butler (4-3), which used a 17-0 run early in the game to pull away. The...
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November 29, 2011  |  Discuss
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