Butler vs Presbyterian: Social media recap

Paul Jorgensen dribbles down the court in Butler’s win over Presbyerian, 76-67. Jorgensen was held to four points on 1-5 shooting. Photo courtesy of Jimmy Lafakis.

DREW SANDIFER | STAFF REPORTER | dsandife@butler.edu

After being away from home, the Hinkle Fieldhouse faithful was a welcome sight.

It started off slow for the Bulldogs, as Presbyterian came out firing from three. Butler couldn’t match the offense, and went down 14 early.

But it was sophomore Aaron Thompson who powered the team through the deficit, and eventually, a hard-earned win.

And with his performances as of late this season, Butler fans should get used to him being a leader on the court.

He’s truly a fluid basketball player, perfect for a Butler system that his highly structured.

And when he’s on, the opposing side doesn’t stand a chance.

Oh, and he contributed seven assists and three steals. A true stat sheet stuffer.

Aside from the Thompson takeover, Butler fans were equally excited about what they saw from Jordan Tucker in his home debut.

And his shooting and rebounding ability have Bulldogs fans shouting for more.

It wasn’t the usual Baldwin, Jorgensen, and McDermott show that we’ve been accustomed to seeing this year, but championship teams are able to win games in multiple ways. Butler proved it can do that tonight.

However, it was just Presbyterian. And some fans are wondering when/if changes are coming. Below would be a fan favorite lineup. While we might not see this in the near future, this is a likely combination for the start of the 2019-20 season.

In the end, a win is a win. The Bulldogs move to 8-3. They will next host UC Irvine on Friday, Dec. 21 (debuting the blue jerseys, no less) before they gear up for their showdown against the Florida Gators in Gainesville.

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