Roby lifts Nebraska over Butler 80-76 in NIT
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Isaiah Roby had a career-high 28 points as Nebraska edged past Butler 80-76 in the NIT first round on Wednesday night. James Palmer Jr. added 23 points for the...
Providence meets Butler in Big East tourney
No. 9 seed Butler (16-15, 7-11) vs. No. 8 seed Providence (17-14, 7-11)
Big East Conference Tourney First Round, Madison Square Garden, New York; Wednesday, 6 p.m. EDT
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...
Reeves scores 24, lifts Providence over Butler 83-70
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A.J. Reeves scored 24 points as Providence beat Butler 83-70 on Saturday. Isaiah Jackson added 20 points for the Friars.
Providence looks for home win vs Butler
Butler (16-14, 7-10) vs. Providence (16-14, 6-11)
Dunkin' Donuts Center, Providence, Rhode Island; Saturday, 12 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Providence looks for its fourth straight win over...
Baldwin scores 24 to carry Butler past Xavier 71-66
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Kamar Baldwin had 24 points as Butler edged past Xavier 71-66 on Tuesday night.
Paul Jorgensen had 19 points and five steals for Butler (16-14, 7-10 Big East Conference)....
Xavier looks to extend streak vs Butler
Xavier (16-13, 8-8) vs. Butler (15-14, 6-10)
Hinkle Fieldhouse, Indianapolis; Tuesday, 6 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Xavier looks for its sixth straight conference win against Butler....
Nova looks to sweep Butler
Butler (15-13, 6-9) vs. Villanova (21-8, 12-4)
Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia; Saturday, 2 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Villanova goes for the season sweep over Butler after winning the...
Diallo, Providence visit Butler
Providence (15-13, 5-10) vs. Butler (15-12, 6-8)
Hinkle Fieldhouse, Indianapolis; Tuesday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Two junior guards will be on display as Alpha Diallo and Providence...
Baldwin scores 25 to lead Butler over DePaul 91-78
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Kamar Baldwin had 25 points as Butler topped DePaul 91-78 on Saturday night.
Sean McDermott had 15 points for Butler (15-11, 6-7 Big East Conference). Paul Jorgensen added 11 points. Jordan Tucker had 11 points for the hosts.
Max Strus had 23 points for the Blue Demons (13-11, 5-8). Eli Cain added 17 points. Femi Olujobi had 15 points.
Heron scores 28 to lead St. John’s past Butler 77-73 in OT
JAMAICA, N.Y. (AP) — Mustapha Heron had a season-high 28 points as St. John's beat Butler 77-73 in overtime on Tuesday night.
Heron hit 10 of 12 foul shots.
Marvin Clark II had 18 points for St. John's (18-7, 6-6 Big East Conference). Shamorie Ponds added 14 points and seven rebounds. Justin Simon had seven rebounds for the hosts.
Kamar Baldwin had 16 points for the Bulldogs (14-11, 5-7). Paul Jorgensen added 15 points and nine rebounds. Henry Baddley had eight rebounds.
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.
Jorgensen hits 5 3s, Butler shuts down UC Irvine 71-54
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Paul Jorgensen made five 3-pointers and scored 19 points with seven rebounds and Butler defeated UC Irvine 71-54 on Friday night for the Bulldogs' 50th consecutive nonconference home victory.
Butler (9-3) improved to 7-0 at home this season and ended UC Irvine's streak of 10 straight road victories, which had been the nation's second-longest streak behind Virginia's 11.
McDermott leads Butler past Northern Illinois 95-68
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Sean McDermott scored a career-high 23 points, tying his career best with seven 3-pointers, and Butler breezed to a 95-68 victory over Northern Illinois on Saturday.
Jorgensen scores 19, Butler beats Brown 70-55
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Paul Jorgensen scored 10 of his 19 points in the first four minutes of the second half and Butler beat Brown 70-55 on Wednesday night.
Butler went on an 16-3 run to take its first double-digit lead of the game with 11:14 remaining in the first half and the Bulldogs kept at least a 14-point lead throughout the second half.
Kamar Baldwin and Henry Baddley each scored 12 points for Butler (6-2). Baddley, a junior, reached double-digit scoring for the fourth time in his career.
The Latest: Butler tops Florida for 5th at Battle 4 Atlantis
PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) — The Latest on the final day of the Battle 4 Atlantis (all times local):
Kamar Baldwin scored 19 points while Butler hit several key free throws late to hold off Florida 61-54 in Friday's fifth-place game at the Battle 4 Atlantis.
Paul Jorgensen added 16 points and three 3-pointers for the Bulldogs (5-1), who shot 50 percent after halftime and went ahead for good midway through the second half.
The Latest: Butler beats Middle Tennessee in Atlantis
PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) — The Latest on the second day at the Battle 4 Atlantis (all times local):
Sean McDermott scored 21 points by tying the tournament record of seven 3-pointers, part of Butler's Atlantis-record 16 made 3s in an 84-53 win against Middle Tennessee in Thursday's consolation bracket at the Battle 4 Atlantis.
Jorgensen, Baldwin help Butler rally past Mississippi 83-76
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Butler coach LaVall Jordan enjoyed the view from the best seat in Hinkle Fieldhouse on Friday.
He watched Paul Jorgensen deliver some early scoring punches at Mississippi then had a front row seat to watch Kamar Baldwin's closing flurry.
Jorgensen scored 21 of his career-high 27 points in the first half and Baldwin scored 12 of his 23 in the final six minutes to propel the Bulldogs past the pesky Rebels 83-76.
Baldwin, Butler pull away for 84-63 win over Detroit Mercy
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Kamar Baldwin scored 13 of his 26 points down the stretch as Butler pulled away for an 84-63 win over Detroit Mercy on Monday night.
Baldwin, who missed six of his first 10 field-goal attempts, made 6 of 8 over the last 14-plus minutes and finished with six rebounds, eight assists and two steals. Joey Brunk added 13 points and Paul Jorgensen scored 12 for Butler (2-0).
Antoine Davis scored 20 points and Josh McFolley added 17 for Detroit (0-3).
Baldwin scores 21, Butler rolls over Miami (Ohio) 90-67
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Kamar Baldwin, a unanimous choice for the preseason All-Big East Conference team, tossed in 21 points on 9-of-14 shooting and added six assists to guide Butler to a 90-67 romp over Miami (Ohio) in the season opener for both teams on Saturday night.
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).
Martin scores 19; Butler beats Providence 69-54
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Kelan Martin made three 3-pointers and scored 19 points and Butler ended a three-game losing streak with a 69-54 victory over Providence on Saturday.
Paul Jorgensen added 12 points on 5-of-7 shooting off the bench for the Bulldogs (18-10, 8-7).
Martin score 26 points, Butler beats DePaul 80-57
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Kelan Martin scored 26 points and Butler rolled past DePaul 80-57 on Saturday.
Martin, the second-leading scorer in the Big East, had 19 points in the first half when the Bulldogs (17-7, 7-4 Big East) took a 10-point lead with Martin hitting a 3-pointer to cap the first 20 minutes.
Martin added another 3-pointer to open the second half and the lead remained in double figures, reaching a high of 25 with 1:43 left on a 3-pointer by Campbell Donovan.
Butler hands St. John’s 10th consecutive defeat 70-45
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Kelan Martin scored 19 points and Butler handed St. John's its 10th straight loss, 70-45, on Saturday.
Martin scored 13 points and Kamar Baldwin 10 in the first half when the Bulldogs (15-7, 5-4 Big East) made 8 of 17 3-pointers and took a 37-15 lead after the Red Storm (10-12, 0-10) shot just 18.5 percent before finishing at 29 percent.
Butler’s 3-point barrage stops No. 1 Villanova 101-93
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — No. 1 Villanova learned a tough lesson Saturday.
The defense needs to improve dramatically if the Wildcats want to be the nation's best team.
Kelan Martin scored 24 points, Paul Jorgensen added a career-high 23 and Butler made 15 3-pointers in a 101-93 upset over one of college basketball's last unbeaten teams.
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.
Martin’s double-double powers Butler past Morehead St 85-69
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Kelan Martin had a double-double with 20 points and 10 rebounds and he added four assists and three steals to propel Butler to an 85-69 win over Morehead State on Tuesday night.
Paul Jorgensen notched 16 points and four assists, Tyler Wideman scored 15 and Kamar Baldwin added 12 points and eight boards for the Bulldogs (9-3), who shot 50 percent from the floor, had a 42-24 rebound advantage and won for the sixth time in seven games.
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.
Martin’s big night helps Butler roll past Utah 81-69
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Butler forward Kelan Martin found his shooting touch Tuesday night.
His teammates joined right in and showed they have a knockout punch, too.
Martin scored a season-high 29 points, Tyler Wideman had 18 points and Paul Jorgensen matched his career high with 16 to lead the Bulldogs past Utah 81-69 in their most impressive win of the season.
Butler’s big 4 comes through in 82-65 win against Furman
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Tyler Wideman scored 19 points, Kamar Baldwin 18, Sean McDermott 17 and Paul Jorgensen 16 as the four players shot a combined 65.8 percent from the floor and Butler beat Furman 82-65 on Saturday.
Butler (3-1) was 31-for-54 shooting (57.4 percent) with Wideman, Baldwin, McDermott and Jorgensen making 27 of 41 shots.
Butler shoots past Kennesaw State, 82-64, in Jordan’s debut
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Kelan Martin scored 20 points and grabbed nine rebounds and Butler picked up its 36th consecutive home win over a nonconference opponent as the Bulldogs beat Kennesaw State, 82-64 in the season opener Friday night.
The game marked the Butler debut of coach LaVell Jordan, who helped the Bulldogs to conference championships and NCAA Tournament appearances as both a player and an assistant coach.