Aaron Thompson drives to the hoop in Butler’s 80-65 win over Brown. Photo by Jimmy Lafakis.
DREW SANDIFER | STAFF REPORTER | firstname.lastname@example.org
After a disappointing loss to Saint Louis, the Butler Bulldogs returned to Hinkle Fieldhouse to try to get back on track. Brown, out of the Ivy League, posed as a good team for Butler to get some reps before Big East play.
After nearly three weeks on the road (or overseas), historic Hinkle was a sight for sore eyes.
— John Dedman (@JohnDedman) December 6, 2018
And Butler Blue was back to his bones.
I love my job. I love my job. I love my job. I love my job. I love my job. I love my job. I love my job. I love my job. I love my job. I love my job. I love my job. I love my job. I love my job. I love my job. I love my job. I love my job. #GoDawgs pic.twitter.com/Sd8DCnfnWh
— Butler Blue III (@ButlerBlue3) December 6, 2018
But… the incoming opponent wasn’t the most exciting that the Bulldogs will face this year.
What’s the most boring Butler game this season?
— Thomas Petersen (@BU_NeonHat) December 6, 2018
Early it was Henry Baddley’s 10 points and 3-point shooting that was pacing Butler offensively.
— Historic Hinkle (@ButlerWarSong) December 6, 2018
It was a good half of basketball considering their recent past.
Butler hit nearly as many shots in the first half against Brown (16) as it did in the whole game against Saint Louis (18).
— Jordan Guskey (@JordanGuskey) December 6, 2018
And Butler got to dominating mid-major opponents as they should.
Jorgensen scores in transition and it's 41-17.
— Dustin Dopirak (@DustinDopirak) December 6, 2018
However, the Bulldogs seemed to fall asleep on Brown as the Bears starting mounting a comeback.
— Lukas Harkins (@hardwiredsports) December 6, 2018
After shooting 3 for 17 in Saint Louis, Baldwin’s offense was good to see for Butler fans.
Dawgs trying to close this one out… Baldwin has 12 and the Bulldogs have a 62-46 lead with 4:18 to play. pic.twitter.com/TTnqNayu7v
— Butler Basketball (@ButlerMBB) December 6, 2018
It was a long-gone conclusion that BU would come out victorious, so some called to see some players we have yet to see this year.
At this point we may get a Hastings or Golden sighting for the 1st time this season. Definitely anxious to see them play
— Ari Kasle (@AKasle_BU) December 6, 2018
But, you don’t get to see this very often…
Things you love to see: this pic.twitter.com/8X0X7RBp05
— Barstool Butler (6-2) (@BarstoolButler) December 6, 2018
No, it wasn’t the prettiest, but hey, a win’s a win.
Like I said…
— Jimmy Lafakis (@JJLII30) December 6, 2018
However, as better teams approach on the schedule, it’s obvious that something will need to improve.
Something needs to change offensively or we are going to get embarrassed next weekend at Bankers Life.
— Shooter Flatch (@HinkleHangover) December 6, 2018
The Butler play this Saturday against the Northern Illinois Huskies at 4:30 to finish out the week homestand before playing in the Crossroads Classic.