“After a tough road loss to Georgetown on Feb. 24, the Dawgs utilized a strong second half performance to defeat DePaul 73-70 on Feb. 28.”
The Dawgs battled from start to finish, but ultimately the Hoyas were able to complete the season sweep.
“During their win streak, the Dawgs avenged earlier losses against St. John’s, Providence and Villanova, and will have another opportunity to avoid yet another sweep.”
“After starting 1-9 in conference play, Butler dismantled Xavier 84-46 on Feb. 21 to secure their fourth straight victory and move to 5-10 in conference play.”
Some say you never want to face a desperate opponent. When that opponent is Xavier, however, that sentiment might not ring true.
“Butler’s willingness to play inside and embrace some of the physicality that comes with playing in the Big East is a welcome change.”
“Being able to limit Villanova’s scoring runs and maintaining pace each quarter will give Butler the best shot to win.”
“High-intensity defense forced the Friars to shoot just 33% from the field and 25% from deep.”
In Butler’s two Big East wins this season, they’ve gained a significant advantage in fast break points.
The win is the Bulldogs’ second in conference play, and lifts them to a 10-13 overall record.