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Butler game thread

Postby muskieman » Mon Jan 15, 2024 2:40 pm

Tuesday, Jan 16 6:30 Cintas Center

Television: FS1 play-by-play from Jeff Levering and LaPhonso Ellis analysis
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Last Matchup X won 78-66 at Cintas X leads the series 18-12

Xavier has played the fifth-toughest schedule in the nation, according to the latest KenPom rankings. XU ranks No. 33 in KenPom and No. 45 in the NCAA NET rankings.

Butler 11-6 overall and 2-4 in the big east Averaging 80.8 ppg and giving up 72.6 ppg
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Re: Butler game thread

Postby connecticut72 » Tue Jan 16, 2024 11:42 am

Another Big East war. It will be a tough one. I have a lot of respect for Thad. He is a very good coach and arguable the best X ever had. Go X!!!
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Re: Butler game thread

Postby olsingledigit » Tue Jan 16, 2024 12:21 pm

I agree. Butler is very tough this year. We have to slow down their offense. Need some more of that good D tonight
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Re: Butler game thread

Postby Kevin Reilly » Tue Jan 16, 2024 6:43 pm

We better pick up the defense. McKnight is on fire. Butler is scoring way to easy. They have 16 points in 4.5 minutes. Brooks looks like a load.
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Re: Butler game thread

Postby Kevin Reilly » Tue Jan 16, 2024 7:02 pm

LOL We did pick up the defense. I think they have missed their last ten shots. McKnight and Claude are feeling it.
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Re: Butler game thread

Postby Kevin Reilly » Tue Jan 16, 2024 7:21 pm

Shooting the ball very well. Besides the 8 turnovers excellent first half.
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Re: Butler game thread

Postby muskieman » Tue Jan 16, 2024 7:30 pm

I would have like Butler not scoring in the last two minutes of half but second half same as first would be nice
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Re: Butler game thread

Postby muskieman » Tue Jan 16, 2024 8:04 pm

You have to be kidding me
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Re: Butler game thread

Postby Kevin Reilly » Tue Jan 16, 2024 8:10 pm

This is a game of runs by both teams. We came out very flat the second half.
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Re: Butler game thread

Postby muskieman » Tue Jan 16, 2024 8:37 pm

I like that X took punches and punched back harder. It was a good team win as the starters flexed, and Trey Green came in and showed he could play big when needed. runs run runs... I was happy to see the refs not be fooled by the flop in the first half which is a big tool in the Butler toolbox.

Now take it on the road and show that they have turned the corner after they beat Georgetown which has become a team you can't just call a automatic win anymore.
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