Butler Bulldogs (18-6, 6-5 conf.) vs. Xavier (16-8, 5-6 conf.), February 12

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  1. Tark43

    Tark43 Active Member

    I think our ticket office needs to be more creative in how it sells tickets to the Xavier game. I'm embarrassed that Xavier can have that presence in Hinkle. First, the season ticket holders need to stop selling their tickets. Secondly, tickets to this game, which should always be an expected sellout, should only be available to season ticket holders, a package of several games, or individually at the box office. Stop making it easy for Xavier to buy up all the tickets!
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  2. willisbrown

    willisbrown Well-Known Member

    Thompson, at least on TV, looked like his cobwebs were all out of sorts. I hope what LaVall is saying is sitraight up, that was quite the lick and my man looked pretty wrecked on the bench. Let's hope it was a "hell, we're up double digits and in control, I'm not messing with a head injury". Color me surprised he isn't being evaluated for a concussion. That was a nasty take to the dome and neck.
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  3. ButlerNut

    ButlerNut Well-Known Member VIP Member

    McClung will come back and go 7 for 10 from 3. While Yurt7 grabs the three misses and is fouled by Campbell Donovan mysteriously on each putback dunk.

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  4. BoyGeoff

    BoyGeoff Well-Known Member VIP Member

    When Smits hit his first shot of the game, I noticed that he ran back on D without any sign of a limp and thought to myself that maybe we'll see a more fluid game from him. Then, the injury. I don't know when the knee issues began, but he's had them all season. It has to be a huge disappointment to get an opportunity to play at the highest level and not be physically capable of playing your best. That aside, what is painfully obvious injury or not, is that he will never go to his right, even when it is practically an open layup.
    When Thompson got up from the floor and was heading back to the bench, he was jiggling his jaw like he just took a knockout punch. Made me think he might have gone out for a second. I have not watched the game on tv yet so I have no idea what that hit looked like.
    Up 17 with 16 minutes to go and Thompson was taking charge of the game having just penetrated to the hoop for layups twice. At that point it was live by the 3 and die by the 3 and thankfully Tucker knocked down 2 (should have been 3 as it was at least halfway down). Those were huge shots. The final 6 minutes took forever as always; I thought we played tough D and handled the press well enough to win.
    On a personal note on the 5.5 line and Naji Marshall's ridiculous 3... Again, I have to watch it on replay, but live I thought he pushed his shoulder into Tucker with decent contact and then straightened up to launch his prayer. Thought that should have been an offensive foul. (maybe some wishful thinking on my part). A really solid game and win for Butler. Well done.
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  5. BulldogsFTW

    BulldogsFTW Well-Known Member

    GTFO lol
  6. BU Fan in Illinois

    BU Fan in Illinois Active Member

    I love beating Xavier!

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  7. indienapolis

    indienapolis Active Member

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  8. Insane Dawg

    Insane Dawg Well-Known Member

    That is how fans at Baylor make money. They buy season tickets and resell them to Kansas, West Virginia, Texas Tech when they come to town. Not unusual for 60-70% of the arena to be filled with visitors. Otherwise their arena is half empty.
  9. kmacker69

    kmacker69 Well-Known Member VIP Member

    If you've ever taken a hard shot to the throat, especially on the carotid, it will scramble your brain and cause a reset. Hit it hard and follow it with a second of pushing and the initial spasm will really cause issues up to passing out. Might be why he was dazed, but not in concussion protocol.
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  10. Tentozen

    Tentozen Well-Known Member

    And Scruggs has really gone downhill as well.

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  11. Tentozen

    Tentozen Well-Known Member

    I do know in our 5 Big East losses, he has averaged 7. He is definitely the key.

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  12. dawgs2014

    dawgs2014 Well-Known Member

    This is utter nonsense.

    I’m a season ticket holder who lives a couple hundred miles away. I use PTO to take half days and do full round trips to be able to see marquee weeknight games often returning home around 1 am, and then leave before 7 am on weekends to get to marquee early weekend games. I spend honeymoon money on season tickets and donations every year despite not yet being 30.

    I had planned for months to go Marquette, Nova and Xavier, but ended up having to sell all of them because of weather the last two weeks and medical emergencies.

    I make every effort I can to get to as many games as possible, but sometimes uncontrollables get in the way. If you want to criticize me for recouping a couple hundred dollars of my investment then you are a hypocrite, because you would do the EXACT same thing if you were in my shoes.

    FWIW, the secondary market was garbage for the game yesterday. I got 1/3 of what I got for the Marquette game. It was the Butler fans who weren’t buying, not the Xavier fans who would buy at all costs.

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  13. BornADawg

    BornADawg Active Member

    It’s not rocket science. The team lacks foot speed and doesn’t screen well so if you move the only person that can get his own shot or get open to the point, the offense will get stagnant. With KB at the point, the defense can easily switch or not switch at all and easily cover the other four players. Can’t do anything regarding the foot speed but they should be able to screen better off the ball.
  14. Tentozen

    Tentozen Well-Known Member

    Looked to me it was more the neck than the head.

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  15. TheDawgDub95

    TheDawgDub95 Well-Known Member

    As someone said, earlier, AT was adjusting his jaw as he was walking off the court.

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  16. Ignatius J. Reilly

    Ignatius J. Reilly Well-Known Member

    Was Christian on the bench? I feel like I didn’t see him.
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  17. godogs91

    godogs91 Well-Known Member

    He was sitting next to the bench on the end line. Same spot Donovan sat right after his surgery. Good to see him back.
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  18. Ignatius J. Reilly

    Ignatius J. Reilly Well-Known Member

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  19. knobcreekfan

    knobcreekfan Well-Known Member

    I encourage anyone that does not want seats sold to the opposing team’s fans to go to the ticket office and to all the secondary market websites and buy up all the tickets. Then gift those tickets to a local youth group - scouts, churches, middle/high school, etc.

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  20. Robinzine Crying

    Robinzine Crying Active Member

    Agreed. I'm also a season ticket holder, but have a friend with better seats who'll frequently drop them on me with just a few days' notice, so I put mine on the secondary market. And though some may not like the practice, I took perverse pleasure last night in looking up at my seats and watching an X fan suffer through the loss while his money rested comfortably in my pocket.
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