Butler vs. Saint Louis: Social media recap

Kamar Baldwin runs down the court in Butler’s loss on Saturday. Photo by Jimmy Lafakis.

DREW SANDIFER | STAFF REPORTER | dsandife@butler.edu

In their first true road game of the nonconference schedule, Butler looked to pick up a quality win in a unfriendly environment against the Saint Louis Billikens.

The game started off well for the Bulldogs as they took a 21-13 lead, but the offensive success would quickly turn into a struggle.

Butler’s two leading scorers were not able to put the ball in the basket and it cost the Bulldogs.

Butler did have some shots to get within striking distance, but SLU was able to hit some ridiculous shots at the end of shot clocks to keep them ahead for good.

Butler finished 18-of-64 from the field for the game, good for 28 percent. Kamar Baldwin shot three-for-17. Paul Jorgensen shot two-for-13. Nate Fowler shot one-for-five. Henry Baddley shot two-for-seven. Sean McDermott hit four threes in the first 14+ minutes, but finished four-for-12 from the field.

Butler had layup after layup that seemed to roll around the rim and weren’t able to fall.

The Billikens keyed in on Baldwin and seemingly the whole team’s offense rhythm was interrupted.

In the team’s seemingly only brightspot of the night, Aaron Thompson shot five-for-six from the field and finished with 11 points and played with an impressive energy that seemed lost from the rest of the team.

At the end of the day, a loss is a loss, but this won’t end Butler’s season. Bulldog fans should not expect another performance like this.

Butler now returns home for the first time in four contests. They will play Brown in what will begin Butler’s round of tune-up matches. They certainly have plenty to work on.

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