Butler sports weekly preview: March 2 – March 9

Sophomore Teagan O’Rilley steps inside the batter’s box against Valparaiso on Feb. 10. Photo courtesy of Butler Athletics.

KENDALL HEDGE | SPORTS REPORTER | kmhedge@butler.edu 

Wednesday, March 2

Baseball vs. Manchester

Butler baseball will have their home opener at Bulldog Park on Wednesday versus the Manchester Spartans. The first pitch will be at 3 p.m. 

Friday, March 4

Baseball at Jacksonville  

Butler baseball will head south to the sunshine state for a week-long stint of play. Friday’s game will start at 6 p.m. against the Jacksonville Dolphins. The Bulldogs will continue to play  Jacksonville for the next two days. 

Softball at Memphis

Butler softball will travel to Memphis, Tennessee for the Memphis Blues Classic. On Friday, the Dawgs will take on the IUPUI Jaguars at 2 p.m. Butler will have home-field advantage for the first game of the tournament. Following the IUPUI game, Butler will play Memphis at 4:30 p.m. 

Women’s basketball – Big East Tournament 

The women’s basketball team will head to Connecticut for the first round of the Big East Tournament. The Bulldogs will play the sixth seed, which has currently not been set. Tip-off will be at 4 p.m. and can be watched on FloSports and the Big East Digital Network. If they win, they will play again on Saturday for the quarterfinals.  

Women’s tennis vs. Cleveland State

The women’s tennis team takes on Cleveland State at home in the Butler Bubble. The last time the Dawgs played the Vikings back in 2018, they secured a win. The match will begin at 3 p.m.

Saturday, March 5

Baseball at Jacksonville

Butler baseball will play Jacksonville for the second time in their three-game series. The first pitch will be thrown at 6 p.m. 

Men’s tennis at Michigan State

Butler men’s tennis will travel north to Lansing, Michigan to play the Michigan State Spartans. The last time Butler played Michigan State was in 2010. The first match of the event will begin at 4 p.m. 

Men’s basketball vs. No. 11 Villanova 

Butler men’s basketball will play No. 11 Villanova in their last regular season game at Hinkle Fieldhouse. The last time the Bulldogs played Villanova was on Jan. 16, which resulted in an 82-42 loss. Tip-off is at noon and can be watched on FOX or listened to on WXNT 1430AM.

Women’s tennis vs. Valparaiso 

Women’s tennis will take on Valparaiso at home at the Butler Bubble. Butler has an all-time record of 8-0 when it comes to playing Valpo. Match time is at 11 a.m.

Softball at Memphis

Continuing the Memphis Blues Classic, the Bulldogs will first play Indiana State at 9 a.m. At 11:30 a.m., Butler will go head-to-head with the Iowa Hawkeyes. The Dawgs will have home-field advantage for both games.

Sunday, March 6

Baseball at Jacksonville 

Butler baseball will take on the Jacksonville Dolphins for the final time in their three-game series.  The game will start at 1 p.m.

Softball at Memphis 

On the last day of the Memphis Blues Classic, Butler will play IUPUI for the second time of the weekend. The first pitch will be thrown at 9 a.m.

Women’s lacrosse vs. Detroit Mercy

The women’s lacrosse team will play Detroit Mercy at home on Varsity Field in Butler Park. The face-off will be held at 9 a.m.

Monday, March 7

Men’s and women’s golf at Benbow Invitational

Both men’s and women’s golf teams will participate in the Benbow Invitational in Jacksonville, Florida on March 7 and 8. 

Tuesday, March 8

Baseball at North Florida 

Continuing their Florida trek, Butler baseball will take on North Florida in Jacksonville. The first pitch will be thrown at 6:05 p.m.

Softball at Morehead State

On the journey back home following the Memphis Blues Classic, the Bulldogs will take a pitstop in Morehead, Kentucky. On Tuesday, the softball team will play in a doubleheader against Morehead State. The first game will be at 1 p.m. and the second game will start at 3:30 p.m.

Men’s tennis vs. Creighton 

Butler men’s tennis takes on Big East rival Creighton in Orlando, Florida. The match time has currently not been set.

Women’s tennis at Florida Atlantic

Butler women’s tennis will go up against Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida. The match will begin at 10 a.m.

Wednesday, March 9 

Men’s basketball – Big East Tournament 

The first round of the men’s Big East Basketball Tournament begins on Wednesday at Madison Square Garden. The first game, between the eight and nine seeds, begins at 4:30 p.m. The tournament will be live on FS1.

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