Butler Bulldogs at DePaul Blue Demons - 1/16

Discussion in 'Butler Basketball' started by bmradio99, Jan 15, 2019.

  1. bmradio99

    bmradio99 Well-Known Member VIP Member

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    I have no idea what's going to happen here.

    On one hand, Butler can't win a road game. On the other hand, they've been able to win against DePaul in Chicago pretty regularly, even in down years. On one hand, DePaul is a senior-heavy team that has shown they have a much better mentality than DePaul teams of the past. On the other hand, they're still low on talent and depth (though, again, much improved).

    I think if Butler avoids a slow start (big if) and defends well, they can win. They also might come out of their shell and have a great game. They also might get blown out by a gaining-confidence DePaul team. Who knows?

    Anyway, I'll be there. Hopefully the Chicago alumni crew has its usual big turnout. 7:30 (local) game on a Wednesday though - we'll see.

    (Again, please move this post into the sportsbook thread whenever.)
     
  2. OldSchoolDawg1983

    OldSchoolDawg1983 Active Member VIP Member

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    I don't recall receiving a notice about an alumni pre-game event. Are they having one?
     
  3. bmradio99

    bmradio99 Well-Known Member VIP Member

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    It's at FatPour across the street from the arena. Seems less official than in the past. Here's the link. I got an email a month or so ago.
     
  4. Insane Dawg

    Insane Dawg Well-Known Member

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    I don’t know if I have the intestinal fortitude to watch it live. May wait and watch it taped.
     
  5. ButlerNut

    ButlerNut Well-Known Member VIP Member

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    I'm all over the Dawgs in this one. Dawgs played well against X for most of the game. It appears that there have been adjustments and the team is still growing. Butler just needs to not think of DePaul as the "old DePaul" as they are much improved this year. Come out hot and aggressive. Attack the rim. Get to the FT line. Keep moving the ball on offense.

    Dawgs win by 4.
     
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  6. UDDawg

    UDDawg Well-Known Member

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  7. Hinkle Magic2

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    I think our March Madness chances are already over, but if we lose this one, they're really, really over.
     
  8. ButlerNut

    ButlerNut Well-Known Member VIP Member

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  9. kmacker69

    kmacker69 Well-Known Member VIP Member

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    Just need to go 10-4 or 9-5 with a few wins at Madison Sq Garden and we're still in! Getting to be a lot taller order, but still doable. (Hell if things fall right we could still got 8-6 with a lot of help.) I have no idea if we can get mentally tough enough to do that, but it starts tomorrow night with a getting close to must win game.
     
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  10. Ster8462

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    There is still hope. 9-5 and 1-1 in BE Tourney puts us in. I remember 2011 and a Butler team in the Horizon sitting at 14-9, and coming on to win the next 14 and play for a National Championship.

    Hoping for a 2nd miracle in the decade!!!!
     
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  11. Lukas Harkins

    Lukas Harkins Well-Known Member

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    NCAA Tournament hopes, as I said after the Xavier loss as well, are definitely still alive. This, though, says more about the rest of the bubble than Butler at this point. Additionally, Butler's two SEC wins (Florida and Ole Miss) are better than most bubble teams have. Dawgs are right on the cutline right now (in my bracketology and several others) and this DePaul game (along with everything else the rest of the season) is crucial to making to the Big Dance.

    With this said, here are my keys to success for Butler against DePaul: https://bustingbrackets.com/2019/01/15/butler-basketball-keys-success-vital-road-matchup-depaul/
     
  12. Tentozen

    Tentozen Active Member

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  13. Tentozen

    Tentozen Active Member

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  14. Insane Dawg

    Insane Dawg Well-Known Member

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    We are now tied with Creighton and a Providence for last place in the BE.
     
  15. cornette33

    cornette33 Active Member

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    DePaul is a lot better than year's past. They have some nice players
     
  16. Danville Bulldog

    Danville Bulldog Active Member VIP Member

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    Their recent wins against SH and St. Johns were impressive. This game is going to be a very tough one.
     
  17. cornette33

    cornette33 Active Member

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    Not feeling confident at all Danville? Lol. I am concerned too. Need to bring it from the jump
     
  18. jeff

    jeff Active Member

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    Nice guys finish last :)

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  19. Tentozen

    Tentozen Active Member

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    Really enjoy your analysis. Been meaning to go back and look to see how your keys have related to results, but haven’t had a chance.


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  20. Tentozen

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