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Traditional Butler-style play advances Bulldogs

Butler used its traditional opponent-stifling defense to propel itself to the next round of the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament with a 68-56 win over Bucknell. It was the defensive-minded Butler basketball that the nation was introduced to during the Final Four run in 2010.  It was the kind of basketball where you can

Bulldogs prepare for game one against Bison

Today was Butler’s final day of preparation before taking on the Bucknell Bison in the second round of the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament. Tomorrow’s game will be the first-ever meeting between the two teams. Despite Butler being the higher seed at No. 6, many analysts and fans alike are calling for an upset

Butler quick facts

This year’s team: 26-8 overall record 6th NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament in seven years and the 11th in 17 years. 18-18 overall NCAA tournament record. No. 6 seed was the third highest in Butler history. The only higher ones were No. 5 seeds in 2007 and 2010. Has never lost to a lower

Butler suffers first home loss to Charlotte

The Butler men’s basketball team suffered its first home loss of the season Wednesday night, losing 71-67 to Charlotte at Hinkle Fieldhouse. Junior forward Erik Fromm started in place of senior center Andrew Smith who suffered an abdominal injury during last Saturday’s game against George Washington. The Bulldogs’ (20-5, 7-3) shooters struggled in the first

Smith named CLASS finalist

Senior center Andrew Smith of the men’s basketball team has been named one of 10 finalists for the sport’s 2012-13 Senior CLASS Award. The award is given to seniors who have excelled in four areas: community, classroom, character and competition. The acronym CLASS stands for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School. Smith said

Men’s basketball: Bulldogs making marks in A-10

After tonight’s men’s basketball game against St. Bonaventure, Butler will officially be halfway through its inaugural season in the Atlantic 10 Conference. The Bulldogs currently sit in second place in the A-10 standings, with an overall record of 18-4 and a conference record of 5-2. The two conference losses have come against La Salle on

No. 13 Butler topples No. 8 Gonzaga in buzzer-beating fashion

What can the Butler men’s basketball team do with 3.5 seconds and the ball in the opposition’s possession? Apparently, win a nationally televised game over a Top 10 team at the buzzer. Sophomore forward Roosevelt Jones stole an Gonzaga inbound pass near midcourt and completed a layup with one tenth of a second remaining to

Men’s basketball: team extends win streak in Clarke’s absence

The Butler men’s basketball team extended its winning streak to 12 games after a 62-47 win over Richmond Wednesday night. The Bulldogs (15-2, 3-0) were not hindered by the absence of senior guard Rotnei Clarke who sprained his neck in Saturday’s game against Dayton. “We had to focus on the game, and I didn’t have

Men’s Basketball: Bulldogs pickup road win at Vanderbilt

 Senior guard Rotnei Clarke led the 18th-ranked Butler men’s basketball team to a convincing road win Saturday night, defeating Vanderbilt 68-49. Clarke was the game’s leading scorer with 22 points, 16 of them coming in the second half. Clarke shot six-for-nine from 3-point range on the night. The first half was a defensive struggle for

Butler stuns No. 1 Indiana in OT

Alex Barlow hit a tear-drop layup with less than three seconds remaining in overtime, and the Butler men’s basketball team shocked No. 1 Indiana 88-86 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse Saturday. The game was the first of two in the second Crosstown Classic. “My initial thoughts were we were in trouble when it was 84-80 with

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