NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Junior guard Justin Simon of St. John's has been chosen Big East Conference defensive player of the year.
The league also announced on Monday its head coaches selected...
Watson, Jackson lead Providence past Butler 73-67 in OT
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Isaiah Jackson scored 14 points, including a go-ahead 3-pointer in overtime, and Providence beat Butler 73-67 on Tuesday night.
Baldwin scores 18 to lift Butler over Georgetown 73-69
WASHINGTON (AP) — Kamar Baldwin had 18 points as Butler narrowly beat Georgetown 73-69 on Saturday.
Jordan Tucker had 15 points for Butler (14-10, 5-6 Big East Conference). Paul Jorgensen added 12 points. Nate Fowler had three assists for the visitors.
Mac McClung had 21 points for the Hoyas (15-9, 5-6). Jamorko Pickett added 18 points. Jessie Govan had 12 points and nine rebounds.
Butler tops Seton Hall 70-68 after losing 17-point lead
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Paul Jorgensen scored 18 points, including the game-winning basket on a goaltending call with 16.1 seconds left, and Butler defeated Seton Hall 70-68 on Saturday after letting a 17-point lead disappear in the final six minutes.
Baldwin scores 28, Butler beats Creighton 84-69
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Kamar Baldwin scored a season-high 28 points and Butler defeated Creighton 84-69 on Saturday to end a two-game skid.
Baldwin was 11-of-18 shooting with three 3-pointers and seven assists before leaving with 1:44 remaining after he was inadvertently struck in the face by Creighton's Damien Jefferson going for a rebound.
Last season: 21-14, lost in second round of NCAA Tournament for the third time in four years.
Coach: LaVall Jordan.
Conference: Big East.
Who's gone: Forward Kelan Martin, forward Tyler Wideman.
Martin scores 26 as Butler cruises past Creighton 93-70
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Kelan Martin hit five of Butler's 14 3-pointers and finished with 26 points to lead the Bulldogs to a 93-70 win over Creighton on Tuesday night.
Martin was 10-of-15 shooting. Paul Jorgensen had 17 points, hitting 3 of 4 from 3-point range, and Nate Fowler scored 15 for Butler (19-9, 9-7 Big East).
Butler’s 18 3s lead to 107-46 dismantling of W. Illinois
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Henry Baddley scored a career-high 20 points off the bench and Nate Fowler grabbed a career-high 12 rebounds and Butler scorched Western Illinois 107-46 Thursday night.
The Bulldogs made 18-of-31 3-pointers (58 percent) and were two shy of tying a school record for made 3s in a game.
Dominant start carries Butler past Youngstown 95-67
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Kamar Baldwin scored 19 points, Paul Jorgensen and Kelan Martin had 15 apiece and Butler coasted to a 95-67 win over Youngstown State on Saturday.
Martin had 11 in the first half when the Bulldogs (8-2) made half of their 10 3-pointers and shot 57 percent overall to race to a 48-23 lead.
Nate Fowler added 12 points on 6-of-7 shooting and Christian David had 10, going 5 for 5.
Butler fends off scrappy Princeton for 85-75 victory
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Kelan Martin had a double-double with 20 points and 14 rebounds and Butler held off feisty Princeton 85-75 on Sunday in the Tigers' season opener.
Kamar Baldwin's jumper with 16:01 left to play gave the Bulldogs a 50-38 lead, but Princeton methodically began chipping away and drew to 68-64 10 minutes later. After Mike LeBlanc's jumper with 3:39 left, Butler used an 8-2 run to create a safe cushion and held on for the win.
No. 24 Butler defense shuts down DePaul in 82-66 win
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Suddenly, the Butler Bulldogs have figured things out.
Their offense is working, their defense is improving and the wins are starting to pile up. It's even hard for coach Chris Holtmann to find faults right now.
Nate Fowler scored 15 points, Kelan Martin added 14 points and eight rebounds and No. 24 Butler took advantage of two big scoring runs to blow out DePaul 82-66 on Sunday for its first back-to-back wins in almost a month.
Butler has little trouble in 91-55 win over Norfolk State
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Nate Fowler scored 17 points and Butler dominated nearly every aspect of the game in a 91-55 win over Norfolk State in a Las Vegas Invitational campus game on Monday night.
The remainder of the tournament will shift to Las Vegas for the final two rounds on Thursday and Friday.