2018-19 Season

Discussion in 'Butler Basketball' started by UDDawg, Mar 26, 2018.

  1. Insane Dawg

    Insane Dawg Well-Known Member

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    Safe to say we won the last two games because of our two seniors.
     
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  2. IndyDawgs

    IndyDawgs Active Member

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    I tend to disagree about the necessity of adjusting for opponent when it’s conference games only. There's 10 teams.

    Maybe it’d help to adjust for pace over the 11 games but that’s not really my point.

    Could Butler be better defensively? Definitely. It’s the reason they wont beat Villanova or Marquette this season or do anything in March. Can’t beat good teams with that defense.

    Also, "counting stats" are fine when Butler has 22 fewer FT attempts than anyone else in the conference and are shooting the worst FT percentage. Butler isn't the slowest paced team in the conference either.

    Butler has a couple guys who can't play defense but if you're dead last in the conference in FT attempts and FT percentage you probably have several guys who can't play offense.
     
  3. Hinkle

    Hinkle Well-Known Member

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    I agree with you here, generally (at least once you're far enough into the conference season that everyone has played everyone, more or less). I misunderstood and thought the points per game stats you'd posted were for the season.

    In any event, the fact remains that Butler's adjusted defense on the year is 95th, which is quite poor by Butler's standards.
     
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  4. bubby

    bubby Well-Known Member

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    I agree with your sentiment, but I think he's gone beyond where he's been before. More hustle, assertiveness, and and urgency.
     
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  5. dawg767

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  6. estar20dawg

    estar20dawg Well-Known Member

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  7. MSUDawg

    MSUDawg Well-Known Member

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    I'm thinking this team is the quintessential bubble butt.
     
  8. readyletsgo

    readyletsgo Active Member

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    I think it's pretty straightforward. Given the landscape of College Basketball this season, Butler is likely in at 9-9, 18-13. Whether a loss in the BET opener knocks them out from there, who can say at this point. Regardless, we couldn't be mad in that scenario because if they don't collapse against either Indiana OR Xavier, they'd be safely in.
     
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  9. Cranjis McBasketball

    Cranjis McBasketball Member

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  10. bumba

    bumba Well-Known Member

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    I think we have to get to 20 wins and a NET of 45 or lower to feel comfortable. The Dayton & St. Louis losses are both worse in terms of rankings....but we also won't know how far IU will fall either. They have a tough remaining schedule.
     
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  11. Insane Dawg

    Insane Dawg Well-Known Member

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    Xavier loss could be worse than IU, Dayton or St. Louis losses.
     
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  12. bumba

    bumba Well-Known Member

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    Our worst loss is Georgetown (#78) at home - the only Q3 loss we have. We need them to win a few games & get back under 75 so that moves back into Q2 & our road win moves into Q1. Then St. Louis (#128) then Xavier (#108). Just depends on how bad those two really end up.

    St. John's is a Q1 road game tomorrow. Pray we're ready to play. Haven't seen an update on Heron today.
     
  13. Lukas Harkins

    Lukas Harkins Well-Known Member

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    Heron practiced today. He should be good to go for SJU.
     
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  14. cornette33

    cornette33 Well-Known Member

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    That sucks. I saw on twitter too. We never really play well there.
     
  15. Cranjis McBasketball

    Cranjis McBasketball Member

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    FWIW we are 2-2 at carnesecca since we joined the big east. Usually we play pretty close (double ot a few years ago?)


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  16. PSUButlerFan

    PSUButlerFan Well-Known Member

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    St. Mary’s didn’t lose. That characterization is unfair to “losses” everywhere.

    They got DISMANTLED by 48 at Gonzaga in a game that honestly should have never been played.
     
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  17. estar20dawg

    estar20dawg Well-Known Member

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    Yea made our beat down to Florida look like just a loss. Although they didn't go down 3 touchdowns to nothing first but it was close.

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  18. ButlerNut

    ButlerNut Well-Known Member VIP Member

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  19. bmradio99

    bmradio99 Well-Known Member VIP Member

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    Obviously winning the next two games is critical, but for bubble implications, we could really, really use Dayton to knock off VCU this weekend.
     
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  20. butlerguy03

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