Butler Game Thread 3/5/2019

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Butler Game Thread 3/5/2019

Postby mumuskie87 » Tue Mar 05, 2019 3:19 pm

It's "survive and advance" again tonight.
X has to win to "keep hope alive" for a tournament bid (without having to win the BET).
This game is going to be a war, IMO.
This is Butler's Super Bowl against a hated rival.
And it is Senior Night as well.
I hope X has a strong contingent of fans.
I was at Hinkle 3 years ago for the game.
Took my dad and it was the last game he and I went to before he passed away so Hinkle has a special place in my heart.
It was great day - beautiful sunny Saturday afternoon - and a great game punctuated by JP's end of game dunk.
I still have on my phone the chants of "let's go X" from the Xavier fans that were there.

LET'S GO X!!!
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Re: Butler Game Thread 3/5/2019

Postby mumuskie87 » Tue Mar 05, 2019 4:09 pm

One interesting stat to follow tonight -
Butler in conference play is 6-1 in games where they have 10 or more 3's.
In games where they have made less than 10 3's they are 0-9.
In their wins they have shot an average of 27 3's and 25 in their losses so the shot attempts are pretty comparable in wins and losses.
Hope X's D continues to be stellar and BU doesn't get hot from 3.
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Re: Butler Game Thread 3/5/2019

Postby Xavier2005 » Tue Mar 05, 2019 5:06 pm

maybe good defense against BU's 3s would help....1. reduce the number taken by BU or 2. arms and hands in the face of any 3 taken/without fouling
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Re: Butler Game Thread 3/5/2019

Postby muskieman » Tue Mar 05, 2019 6:07 pm

good to see Paul aggresive early
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Re: Butler Game Thread 3/5/2019

Postby mumuskie87 » Tue Mar 05, 2019 6:13 pm

X is up 14-11 at the 13 minute mark.
Same old song for X with TO's - 4 so far.
But they are dominating the boards.
And are 2-5 from 3 so far
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Re: Butler Game Thread 3/5/2019

Postby mumuskie87 » Tue Mar 05, 2019 6:18 pm

Rough start for Marshall - 0-3 from the field and 2 TO's
Scruggs has been the best player so far.

BU's bigs - Fowler and Brunk - were getting abused by our guys.
Good substitution to get Golden and David in.
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Re: Butler Game Thread 3/5/2019

Postby mumuskie87 » Tue Mar 05, 2019 6:22 pm

X has gone cold - 0-7.
Good bucket by Jones to get the lead back
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Re: Butler Game Thread 3/5/2019

Postby mumuskie87 » Tue Mar 05, 2019 6:22 pm

Harden makes a 3
That's always a bonus.
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Re: Butler Game Thread 3/5/2019

Postby mumuskie87 » Tue Mar 05, 2019 6:27 pm

Rebounding advantage has gone away - tied at 11 each.
Nice steal by Marshall and a no, no , no - nice shot by Marshall.
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Re: Butler Game Thread 3/5/2019

Postby muskieman » Tue Mar 05, 2019 6:31 pm

Naji getting hit trun into his ssteal and 25 foot bomb. Keep it up naji
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