Butler Game Thread 1/7/22

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Butler Game Thread 1/7/22

Postby muskieman » Fri Jan 07, 2022 4:26 pm

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Xavier vs. Butler @ Hinkle Fieldhouse
8:30 P.M. EST
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TEAM STATS

# 22 Xavier 11-2 75.5 PPG 43.7 RPG 15.2 APG

Butler 8-5 62.8 PPG 35.2 RPG 12.1 APG

Injuries

Butler: Pierce Thomas G (Out), Bo Hodges G (Out).

Each player on Xavier’s roster ranks nationally in at least one KenPom-tracked stat

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Butler's offense is much worse than the defense. The Bulldogs are shooting a 47.9% effective field goal percentage while turning the ball over 21.6% of the time. It's also going to be extremely hard for Butler to win offensive rebounds against Xavier, as the Musketeers allow just 23 percent offensive rebounds this season.

The Bulldogs are also shooting just 31.7 percent from three and 48.2 percent from inside the arc this season. Both of those numbers, again, are below average.
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Re: Butler Game Thread 1/7/22

Postby skyhops » Fri Jan 07, 2022 5:39 pm

Time for Steele and Scruggs to step up. This is a must win game coming off a long break.
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Re: Butler Game Thread 1/7/22

Postby muskieman » Fri Jan 07, 2022 8:42 pm

It will be interesting to see if X has rust or they come out blazing. Will Free show signs that he is getting better? X need to protect the ball and make shots. Paul needs to play better than the last few games and play within himself
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Re: Butler Game Thread 1/7/22

Postby Anti-Homer » Fri Jan 07, 2022 9:34 pm

Good 1st half overall. Free is moving very fluidly and showing an array of moves offensively, which gives a team with many options even another, effective one. Unfortunately, the struggles with his defense continue. It won't hurt them tonight, but every BE team watching this will certainly see it. Pick and roll situations are not his friend.
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Re: Butler Game Thread 1/7/22

Postby muskieman » Fri Jan 07, 2022 10:14 pm

X playing tough 5 on 8 basketball
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Re: Butler Game Thread 1/7/22

Postby Anti-Homer » Fri Jan 07, 2022 10:18 pm

Steele has a blind spot when it comes Free's D. Game-changing, like Hunter with the three ball.
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Re: Butler Game Thread 1/7/22

Postby Anti-Homer » Fri Jan 07, 2022 10:19 pm

Free in, Nunge out, Butler scoring at will off of him, and Steele asleep at the wheel again.
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Re: Butler Game Thread 1/7/22

Postby muskieman » Fri Jan 07, 2022 10:24 pm

Anti-Homer wrote:
Fri Jan 07, 2022 10:18 pm
Steele has a blind spot when it comes Free's D. Game-changing, like Hunter with the three ball.
how is Hunter's shooting tonight? Certainly is the Kunkel night.
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Re: Butler Game Thread 1/7/22

Postby muskieman » Fri Jan 07, 2022 10:41 pm

Butler D only gives up 61 point average per game and X hangs 87 on them at their house, err I mean Barn
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Re: Butler Game Thread 1/7/22

Postby Anti-Homer » Fri Jan 07, 2022 10:55 pm

muskieman wrote:
Fri Jan 07, 2022 10:24 pm
Anti-Homer wrote:
Fri Jan 07, 2022 10:18 pm
Steele has a blind spot when it comes Free's D. Game-changing, like Hunter with the three ball.
how is Hunter's shooting tonight? Certainly is the Kunkel night.
Well. One three hit the rim 27 times, and another shot was a brick that hit a dead spot. However, he didn't shoot more than three threes (still too many for him) and played good D. I don't think I would gloat about Hunter's shooting. He has had exactly two very efficient games this year offensively. Taking six shots when he makes four is perfect. BTW, his first trey bent a rim for the 8th time this year, already a BE record.

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