Aaron Thompson conducts the Butler offense in the Bulldogs’ 80-71 win over St. John’s. Photo by Jimmy Lafakis.
DREW SANDIFER | STAFF REPORTER | firstname.lastname@example.org
After a 1-3 start to Big East play, the Butler men’s basketball team was looking to get a winning streak going. A talented St. John’s squad stood in their path.
A good boy knows an enemy from a friend.
— FOX College Hoops (@CBBonFOX) January 19, 2019
As this was the first home game since students returned from break, there was extra emotion in this game. Players and coaches, alike, fed off of it in the early going.
— Lukas Harkins (@hardwiredsports) January 19, 2019
And when there are plays like this, fans will get on their feet.
🤫🤫😴😴 he cant guard him pic.twitter.com/moChlMBcCv
— Barstool Butler (@BarstoolButler) January 19, 2019
Even had our own Jimmy Lafakis in awe.
Jordan Tucker just shook that man all the way back to Queens. pic.twitter.com/tWhyjZ3gcA
— Jimmy Lafakis (@JJLII30) January 19, 2019
And while Jordan Tucker had the best game of his career against DePaul, it was evident early that he had more where that came from.
Tucker has tied his career high of 19 (set Wednesday at DePaul). I mean, the guy is good.#Butler
— David Woods (@DavidWoods007) January 19, 2019
Proving doubters wrong in the process.
Remember when people were debating Jordan Tucker playing meaningful minutes?
— Shooter Flatch (@HinkleHangover) January 19, 2019
— Ari Kasle (@AKasle_BU) January 19, 2019
While this was a breakout game for Tucker, the undisputed best player on this team, who had quietly dropped a season-high 30 points to go along with nine rebounds.
Man, Kamar Baldwin's fun to watch. Just so good at keeping this Butler team steady.
— Dustin Dopirak (@DustinDopirak) January 19, 2019
And with this newly-formed dynamic duo, the Bulldogs are a much scarier team.
KB with a 30-piece. Nice win, Dawgs
— Fake Brad Stevens (@FakeBradStevens) January 19, 2019
After some offensive struggles in the last few games, it was good to see that the snow outside didn’t keep the Dawgs cold inside.
— Historic Hinkle (@ButlerWarSong) January 19, 2019
And a nice statement win on network television, no less. Great recruiting tool for Coach Jordan.
Dawgs win! pic.twitter.com/vWyPxWfms6
— Butler Basketball (@ButlerMBB) January 19, 2019
But for as far as this season goes, Bulldogs fans can breathe, but not for long. Defending champion Villanova strolls into town on Tuesday at 7 on FS1.
— Victory Firelight (@ButlerVictory) January 19, 2019