Social media recap: Butler vs St. John’s

Aaron Thompon dribbles down the court. Thompson had six points and four assists in Butler’s 77-73 OT loss at St. John’s. Photo courtesy of Jimmy Lafakis.

DREW SANDIFER | STAFF REPORTER | dsandife@butler.edu

As the Butler men’s basketball team entered its pivotal game against St. John’s, they entered with what seems to be a solid starting group. Look for this to be used the rest of the year (and beyond).

After getting down double-digits early, Butler kept creeping back. Bulldog fans had been through this rodeo so many times before this year.

And it hasn’t gone well most of the time.

The team did not play particularly well and it lead to low-percentage shots.

However, late in overtime, Butler needed a bucket, and Paul Jorgensen answered with a layup to cut the deficit to two with less than 40 second left.

Butler even got a steal down two, but the Dawgs could not convert.

For a team desperately needing wins to keep them in the NCAA Tournament conversation, this will be a hard pill to swallow.

And once again, an underlying story has been the free throw shooting.

St. John’s did not play particularly well, either, but it is the Red Storm that come out on top.

As a theme of the season, 3-point shooting and turnovers will likely tell the story of how Butler did. Tonight, it was pretty bleak.

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