Butler Bulldogs (21-9, 9-8 conf.) vs. Xavier (19-11, 8-9 conf.), March 7

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  1. bmradio99

    bmradio99 Well-Known Member VIP Member

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    Game thread.
    Let's have a few pages of nuanced discussion before a couple Xavier fans inevitably ruin it after the game, regardless of the outcome.
     
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  2. Dawgedd

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    This game figures to be close--line probably will be pick-em to Xavier -2.

    Their strength is Tyrique Jones who can be a beast down low. He went 7/8 from the field and had 19/10 against us. I think this is a good sign--let Tyrique be Tyrique and we can still beat them. I think the danger is that you focus too much on Tyrique with constant doubling and this gives them really great looks from 3--while my above point stands that they are not great from 3, they have a three capable shooters who shoot 35-37% from 3 (Scruggs, Freemantle, Tandy). We can't let them get great looks from 3 at home. I think you mostly stay home and let Tyrique have his with maybe some limited help/limited zone looks.
     
  3. Hinkle

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    Xavier by 2 is my guess for the opening line.

    If Scruggs is still out, Butler is winning this comfortably.


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  4. ButlerNut

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    Thanks for getting the thread up...been a CRAZY week for me.
     
  5. ButlerNut

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    Truer words haven't been spoken. How this player is not garnering more attention is beyond me. He is the one player that really worries me about X. Earlier this year, he went 7-8 for 19 points against the Dawgs. Naji Marshall may get more attention for his ability to shoot from distance (and yes, he got 20 against the Dawgs earlier), but Jones is scary.
     
  6. Danville Bulldog

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    Does anyone have a link to the updated Pick em standings? I may bet this one. Thank you in advance.

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  7. bmradio99

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    So ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ basically.
     
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  8. Hinkle

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    If it's even close, he'll play (or try playing for a bit, anyway). For them, it's win and you're in.
     
  9. Insane Dawg

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    Naji Marshall seems to turn it on in the second half of their games after being lethargic in the first half. Jones will get his double double no matter what we do. Key is to control Scruggs, Fremantle, Carter and Tandy.
     
  10. Irishdawg

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    Xavier's definitely going to be a desperate team tomorrow to try and qualify for the tourney. Hoping to continue to see progress from Butler on the defensive end regardless of outcome.
     
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  11. bmradio99

    bmradio99 Well-Known Member VIP Member

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    And come out swinging. No slow starts.
     
  12. willisbrown

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    Xavier -2.5
     
  13. bmradio99

    bmradio99 Well-Known Member VIP Member

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    Assume we won’t hear about Scruggs until game time, right? Also, assuming all Dawgs are as healthy as on Wednesday?


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  14. ButlerNut

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    I am hoping that the Dawgs come out on fire. The 1st half of the St. John's game was not a great defensive effort. Don't let X get the momentum. Don't let the Cintas crowd get loud. Shut that down from the start.
     
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  15. butlerguy03

    butlerguy03 Well-Known Member

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    #BeatX
     
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  16. nicklas_early

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    I just saw on Twitter that Naji Marshall posted on his Instagram story that this is his last home game in a Xavier jersey. Interesting.

    Beat X!
     
  17. ConnersvilleBulldog

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  18. Danville Bulldog

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    Hey Nut, good news for you!

    Halftime score:

    Butler 42
    Xavier 29
     
  19. ButlerNut

    ButlerNut Well-Known Member VIP Member

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    Please let this be true instead of the Danville Curse. Lol

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  20. Insane Dawg

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    With Marquette losing this is even bigger game,
     

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