Butler Bulldogs (10-1) vs. Purdue Boilermakers (7-4)

Discussion in 'Butler Basketball' started by jkcdawgs, Dec 18, 2019.

  1. jkcdawgs

    jkcdawgs Well-Known Member

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    Let’s get it started.

    Should be a good game, but Butler is definitely the better team. AT will eat Eric Hunter for a late lunch, and Williams will have trouble staying on the floor. Dawgs will win by 3+ possessions.
     
  2. readyletsgo

    readyletsgo Well-Known Member VIP Member

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    Still nervous about this. I have a bitter taste in my mouth after last year's Indiana debacle. I would hate to see Butler lose 3 times in a row in this event after the incredible start we had the first few years.
     
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  3. Red1972

    Red1972 Well-Known Member

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    A great day, a great venue. great basketball, and hopefully a Butler win.
     
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  4. MSUDawg

    MSUDawg Well-Known Member

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    As of today PU shows to be a half point better than BU according to Kenpom, my guess is that's what gets posted in Vegas - but one never can be sure.
     
  5. Bulldogs260

    Bulldogs260 Well-Known Member

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    I know most of you don’t bet on butler games but if the line is Purdue favored I’d jump on that.


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  6. Insane Dawg

    Insane Dawg Well-Known Member

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    Butler definitely has deeper talent and would win 2 out of 3 series but this is a one game series. Purdue played well last night against a mid major.
     
  7. seadawg

    seadawg Well-Known Member VIP Member

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    The difference will be BU has veteran leadership and that should not be discounted.
     
  8. Insane Dawg

    Insane Dawg Well-Known Member

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    If we can finish better around the rim , contain Williams and hit threes we will win. If not Purdue wins
     
  9. SRG

    SRG Active Member

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    I concur...
    Not finishing around the rim is the primary reason we came up short against Baylor. If we convert at a higher level we should be good.
     
  10. Ignatius J. Reilly

    Ignatius J. Reilly Well-Known Member

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    I'm extremely nervous about Nze's ability to handle length in this game.
     
  11. kac12568

    kac12568 Well-Known Member

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    I wonder if Vegas is going to take into account the status of Haarms, and if he will be cleared to play Saturday.
     
  12. fan

    fan Active Member

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    totally agree; i will put all of my pretend money on BU lol
     
  13. readyletsgo

    readyletsgo Well-Known Member VIP Member

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    Yup, his last few games he has looked overwhelmed/out of sync. I'd like to see him return to his November form.
     
  14. MSUDawg

    MSUDawg Well-Known Member

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    The oddsmakers are pretty good at what they do, so I'm sure it will get considered - he is a very good player, but I wouldn't say he was a dominate force - they can play very well without him IMHO.
     
  15. Insane Dawg

    Insane Dawg Well-Known Member

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    Haarms is an excellent shot blocker and rim protector. Nze has to be much better than he has been the past couple of games. Hopefully Smits is ready to play more minutes.
     
  16. Dawgdad

    Dawgdad Well-Known Member

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    If Haarms plays, picking up tempo becomes more important. Hopefully, the Dawgs dictate the pace.
     
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  17. Bulldogs260

    Bulldogs260 Well-Known Member

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    I think this has to due with the opponents we have seen. Nze has really struggled vs them. At the end of the day though I’d take a dude like Nze who hustles his tail off and is tough as nails. I’d argue we have two of the toughest dudes in the BE in Thompson and Nze and that stuff wins on the road and in the tournament.


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  18. bmradio99

    bmradio99 Well-Known Member VIP Member

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    Williams and Eastern looked pretty good last night; Haarms is comically big, but those two guys have good moves and hustle. I'm really curious to see how Butler game plans. Since Purdue torched UVA but lost to Nebraska - who was successful in speeding them up - I'd be curious if Butler tries that.
    I'll be driving to Indiana for family Christmas and will miss the game, so everybody yell at the refs for me.
     
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  19. willisbrown

    willisbrown Well-Known Member

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    I'm with others in being nervous as holy hell for this one. We don't *need* it, but it would put a stamp on a great non con. So I really want it. It will bring a ton of momentum to the big east slate.
     
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  20. SpartanDawgs

    SpartanDawgs Well-Known Member

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    LJ is on Dan Dakich right now...
     
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