Butler Bulldogs (12-8) vs Creighton Bluejays (11-8) - 1/25

Discussion in 'Butler Basketball' started by Lukas Harkins, Jan 24, 2019.

  1. Lukas Harkins

    Lukas Harkins Well-Known Member

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    Should be a fun one this weekend! Creighton has floundered a bit to start Big East play but is coming off of a strong road win over Georgetown. Additionally, this will be their first of three games in a row coming at home. Their key players include Ty-Shon Alexander and Martin Krampelj. In terms of where they stand relative to the NCAA Tournament projected field, the Bluejays are sitting on the bubble but have to really take advantage of their next three games (including this one against Butler) in order to get back to strong consideration.

    On the whole, I am of the belief that Butler is the more talented team on paper but it is never easy to win at Creighton. With that said, though, the Bluejays have lost their last two games at home (four total home losses on the year). Both teams could really use this win at the moment as we approach the halfway point in Big East play fairly soon.

    Opponent Overview: Creighton Bluejays (11-8, 2-4 BE)
    KenPom overall ranking: +12.97 (54th)
    KenPom Adjusted Offensive Efficiency: 118.0 (8th)
    KenPom Adjusted Defensive Efficiency: 105.0 (205th)
    KenPom Pace Rating: 70.3 (90th)
    Haslametrics Momentum: 244th in the nation (carrying negative momentum)​


    Three keys to success for Butler: https://bustingbrackets.com/2019/01/24/butler-basketball-keys-success-road-versus-creighton/
     
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  2. UDDawg

    UDDawg Well-Known Member

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  3. bmradio99

    bmradio99 Well-Known Member VIP Member

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    D-FENSE
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    D-FENSE
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    D-FENSE
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    If Creighton doesn't shoot the lights out, Butler can win. But Creighton might shoot the lights out. :shrug:
     
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  4. Hinkle Magic2

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    I feel like we've been historically awful playing at Creighton. Granted, I think they're a bit down this year--just like us.
     
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  5. ButlerNut

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    So 20 days ago (from game day), Butler beat Creighton by 15. And led the game comfortably the whole time.

    I am hoping that is a confidence booster to the team, and they come out solid and show up for a road game, just like at DePaul.

    A must win game tomorrow for Dawgs.
     
  6. theenforcer13

    theenforcer13 #barlowing

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    Just don’t see any way Butler keeps this close. And if they miraculously do they will find a way to lose.
     
  7. ButlerNut

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  8. BURph92

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    Creighton 89 Butler 73 Blue Jays make 18 threes.


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  9. willisbrown

    willisbrown Well-Known Member

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    90-74, Creighton.
     
  10. BoyGeoff

    BoyGeoff Active Member VIP Member

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    Maybe so, but any team not named Villanova or Marquette has not earned the right to be confident about any match up.
    I’ll take Butler 79/75.


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  11. pharmtard09

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    Must win, never seen 80% of a conference tied in the loss column 6-7 games in. Unfortunately, Creighton hits shots and we fall behind early, and hero ball doesnt bail us out.

    Jays 85 Dawgs 68

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  12. cornette33

    cornette33 Active Member

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    Gross!
     
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  13. Insane Dawg

    Insane Dawg Well-Known Member

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    If we play like we have the past three games we will win.
     
  14. willisbrown

    willisbrown Well-Known Member

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    Just trying to do my part.
     
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  15. jeff

    jeff Active Member

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    Went back to read the thread from the last game against Creighton and almost all the predictions on the first two pages were wrong.

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  16. BURph92

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    Hey, if it worked once, just maybe......


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  17. the_speakers_lab

    the_speakers_lab Well-Known Member

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    I’m actually more optimistic about this team (moreso bc i’m down on the whole Big East but that’s neither here nor there) and think we’re going to enter CHI Health Center arena like a Russian nightclub whose gangster owner just killed our dog given to us by our pasted away cancer stricken wife...

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    On fire! Shooting lights out!
    and yes I know these scenes aren’t in chronological order
     
    Last edited: Jan 25, 2019
  18. Danville Bulldog

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    If KB reverts to hero ball, we will lose by double digits.
     
  19. kmacker69

    kmacker69 Well-Known Member VIP Member

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    Creighton doesn't have the personnel to get away with bully balling us with over physical play. If we hold them to a reasonable 3 point shooting percentage and score at a reasonable rate, I think we handle them. Not predicting we run out on them like last game, but slowly build a modest lead and hold on.
     
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  20. Insane Dawg

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    Actually KB only reverted to forced shots late in the second half when we went 3 plus minutes without scoring and committing three unforced errors.
     

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