“We looked really good,” head coach Austin Parkinson said. “We played really good defense last game against St. Thomas, and we just wanted to come out and build on that.”
The shooting told the story during Butler’s trip to California.
Led by first-year forward Riley Makalusky with 23 points off the bench, Butler was able to pace themselves ahead of Roosevelt.
The Bulldogs will look for their third straight home win when they host the Roosevelt University Lakers at Hinkle Fieldhouse on Nov. 20.
The Bulldogs got in the win column for the second time this season with a 53-47 victory over the Austin Peay Governors.
“Led by senior Kendall Wingler with 18 points off the bench, Butler was able to pace themselves ahead of Detroit Mercy quickly with an 11-0 run to start the game.”
The women’s basketball team will have a chance to get in the win column when they play host to Detroit Mercy on Nov. 12.
“The midday matchup gave Butler a challenging test against the 2022-23 Big 12 champions in Iowa State.”
The women’s basketball team tips off their regular season on Nov. 6 and will immediately be put to the test.
Getting out in transition and moving up and down the floor quickly was a focus for Butler, and will continue to be throughout the season.