Butler vs Detroit Mercy: Social media recap

Kamar Baldwin dribbles down the court. He had 26 points, 8 rebounds, and 6 assists in Butler’s 84-63 win over Detroit Mercy. Photo by Jimmy Lafakis.

DREW SANDIFER | STAFF REPORTER | dsandife@butler.edu

In a matchup against old conference foes, Butler hosted coach Mike Davis and the Detroit Mercy Titans. Before this one even started, a touching moment to recognize 98-year-old WWII vet, Harry Wolfe.

As for the game, Mike Davis son, Antoine, was in the top ten in the nation for scoring, coming in at 31 points per game.

He finished with 20, but 13 came in a flurry in the second half. Overall, though, he finished shooting 7 for 21 which could have been because he was feeling under the weather.

Davis and son also picked up a technical each, which prompted this gem.

For Butler, it started off worrisome as Sean McDermott left the game due to a back injury just a couple minutes in tonight’s game. He would only be out for a few minutes and would return to score eight points.

Kamar Baldwin flirted with a triple double.

For as loud as Antoine Davis’ 20 points were, Baldwin flew under the radar and stuffed the stat sheet.

For Butler fans, it was a welcome sign to see that Joey Brunk’s career night on Saturday was no fluke. He poured in 13 more tonight.

But it was his energy that picked up the team when the Titans would go on some runs.

And he’s basically got three years left.

Which prompted some absolutely factual statements.

Overall, though, this game was played pretty sloppily on both sides. Butler struggled with Detroit’s zone, which will provide them something to work on in practice.

Final stats are below. The Bulldogs play next on Nov. 16. They’ll take on the Ole Miss Rebels out of the SEC in Hinkle Fieldhouse at 8 p.m.