Butler quick facts

This year’s team:

  • 26-8 overall record
  • 6th NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament in seven years and the 11th in 17 years.
  • 18-18 overall NCAA tournament record.
  • No. 6 seed was the third highest in Butler history. The only higher ones were No. 5 seeds in 2007 and 2010.
  • Has never lost to a lower seed in the tournament.
  • There are three players on the Butler roster that have played in a national championship game: Andrew Smith, Chase Stigall and Khyle Marshall
  • Was 4-0 against RPI Top 20 teams and 6-6 against RPI Top 50 teams.
  • Had zero losses outside of the RPI Top 100
  • Has had nine different players start this season
  • Two Geico Player of the Year finalists in Alex Barlow with his shot against Indiana and Roosevelt Jones’ game winner against Gonzaga
  • The top three wins by Butler this season against Indiana, Gonzaga and Marquette were decided by a combined four points
  • As a team averages: 69.3 points, 34.8 percent 3-point shooting, 68.9 percent free throw shooting, 36.6 rebounds, 13.1 assists, 13.4 turnovers, 5.7 steals and 2.4 blocks per game
  • As a team allows: 63.8 points, 41.8 percent opponent field goal shooting and 33.3 percent 3-point field goal shooting per game.

Brad Stevens:

  • Has an 11-4 NCAA tournament record as head coach
  • Butler has had six Top 10 wins with Stevens as coach
  • Has moved into the top spot on the NCAA Division I list for best career coaching starts by wins in six seasons, with a record of 165-48. He hold the NCAA three, four and five-year record.

Rotnei Clarke

  • Butler is 10-1 when Clarke scores 20 or more points per game
  • He leads the team averaging 16.7 points per game
  • Has scored 518 points this season
  • He is first on the team in free-throw shooting, with an average of 88.6 percent
  • Is third in Butler history for single-season 3-point field goals with 108
  • Has scored in double-figures in all but five games he’s played in this season
  • He missed three games after suffering a severe neck sprain at Dayton in January.
  • Is a member of the Atlantic 10 First Team All-Conference
  • Scored a season-high 27 points in the loss to Illinois during the championship game of the Maui Invitational.

Andrew Smith

  • He is the only player in the country to have played in two national championship games
  • Is Butler’s second-leading scorer averaging 11.1 points per game
  • He and Roosevelt Jones lead the team in rebounding averaging 5.7 rebounds per game
  • Smith is a finalist of the Lowes Senior Class Award, was named to the Atlantic 10 All-Academic Team and is an Academic All-American

Roosevelt Jones

  • Jones is the only Butler player to start in all 34 games this season.
  • He is one of three Butler players averaging in double-figure scoring with 10.1 points per game
  • He averages 30.4 minutes per game, second-most on the team.
  • He leads the team in assists with 3.5 per game
  • Jones is a member of the Atlantic 10 All-Defensive Team

Khyle Marshall

  • Butler is 15-1 when Marshall scores in double-figures
  • He averages 9.9 points per game
  • Shooting 56.4 percent from the field, he is second on the team in field goal percentage
  • Marshall averages 4.7 rebounds per game

Kellan Dunham

  • Made the Atlantic 10 All-Rookie team
  • He averages 9.9 points per game
  • He shoots 38.2 percent from the field and 87.1 percent from the free throw line

Kameron Woods

  • Has scored in double figures four times this season, three coming in the last five games. Butler has won all four of those games
  • He leads the team in field goal shooting percentage with 56.9 percent
  • Woods is averaging 4.8 rebounds and 4.6 points per game

Alex Barlow

  • Has started 21 games this season for the Bulldogs.  The team is 17-4 in those games and 8-3 when he comes in off the bench
  • Averages 43.1 percent field goal shooting
  • Has 66 assists this season, averaging two per game
  • He has the best assist to turnover ratio on the team with 1.7

Erik Fromm

  • Averages 3.5 points and 2.7 rebounds per game
  • He had a season-high 13 points in the loss at Charlotte

Chase Stigall

  • Stigall is a 77.8 percent free-throw shooter
  • He averages 10.6 minutes, most of the time coming off the bench. He has started in three games for the Bulldogs this season
  • Stigall has a season-high 12 points in the 77-58 win at St. Bonaventure
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