With the coaching change, expect the Bulldogs to be much improved and a bubble team for the NCAA tournament.
Here is a rundown of the Bulldogs’ top 10 games you don’t want to miss this year.
Two days after parting ways with LaVall Jordan, Thad Matta was hired as head coach. In his 17 seasons as a Division I head coach, Matta has made 13 NCAA Tournaments appearances and two Final Fours.
Matta hired to lead the Butler basketball program for his second stint at Hinkle Fieldhouse.
Simas Lukosius and Chuck Harris come up clutch in Butler’s improbable win over Xavier to advance to the quarterfinals of the Big East Tournament.
The Bulldogs open up the first round of the Big East Tournament against the rival Musketeers.
Bad mistakes like two technical fouls, missed assignments on the interior against Freemantle and untimely turnovers halted Butler’s comeback.
Aaron Thompson and Bryce Golden shine, but the Bulldogs defense falters in the 87-72 loss to Xavier.
The Bulldogs are set for another Top 25 matchup against a Xavier team that has not played in 17 days.
The key news, stats, notes and quotes from Butler’s win over Xavier on Feb. 12.