Butler vs. Dayton: Full Game Preview

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Butler vs. Dayton: Full Game Preview
Butler
(13-2, 6-2 away)
Dayton
(10-5, 7-2 home)
Venue: University of Dayton Arena
2:00PM ET / 11:00AM PT, January 12, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Butler R Clarke 16.3 K Marshall 5.6 R Jones 3.5
Dayton K Dillard 15.0 D Oliver 9.1 K Dillard 4.6

In their last outing, despite 17 points from Kevin Dillard, the Flyers fell to Virginia Commonwealth 74-62 on January 9th. With 15.0 points per game, 4.6 assists per game, and 1.4 steals per game, he leads the team in all three categories. For the Bulldogs, Rotnei Clarke put up 28 points and 6 rebounds in the 72-66 win over St. Joseph's (PA) on January 9th. His 16.3 points per game is the highest mark on the team. Three advanced metrics in which Butler is especially proficient are effective field goal percentage at 52.9, offensive rebounding percentage at 37.6, and defensive rebounding percentage at 72.3.

Butler StatSmack

  • Dayton has a much better NCSA Athletic Ranking than Butler (#99 vs #110).
  • Dayton has a much higher 4-year graduation rate than Butler according to Kiplinger (68.3% vs 56.6%).
  • The Dayton assist leader (Kevin Dillard) has more assists than the Butler assist leader (Roosevelt Jones).
  • You'll do better on next semester's exams, right? Dayton currently has a higher Academic Progress Rate (990 to 1000) than Butler, per the NCAA.
  • The Dayton blocks leader (Josh Benson) has more blocks than the Butler blocks leader (Andrew Smith).
  • The Dayton rebounding leader (Devin Oliver) has more rebounds than the Butler rebounding leader (Khyle Marshall).
  • Dayton has a much better NCSA Power Ranking than Butler (#40 vs #56).
  • Devin Oliver is ranked 40th nationally in rebounds.
  • Kevin Dillard is ranked 6th in the A-10 in points and 4th in the A-10 in assists.
  • At least you keep showing up. Dayton has an average margin of victory of 10 over Butler in 9 wins since 1980.
  • The Dayton steals leader (Kevin Dillard) has more steals than the Butler steals leader (Roosevelt Jones).
BUTLER Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Rotnei Clarke 31 15 2 2 1 0 2
B Andrew Smith 24 11 5 1 1 1 1
B Roosevelt Jones 27 10 5 3 1 0 2
B- Khyle Marshall 24 11 5 0 1 1 1
B- Kellen Dunham 28 11 2 1 1 0 1
C Alex Barlow 17 3 3 2 1 0 1
C Kameron Woods 15 4 4 1 0 1 1
C Erik Fromm 13 4 3 0 1 0 1
D+ Chase Stigall 13 2 2 1 1 0 1
D+ J. Aldridge 8 1 1 1 0 0 1
D Elliott Kampen 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
D Devontae Morgan 4 1 0 0 0 0 0
D Andy Smeathers 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
D Emerson Kampen 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
UD Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Kevin Dillard 32 15 2 5 1 0 4
B Devin Oliver 31 10 9 2 1 0 2
B- Vee Sanford 28 13 3 2 1 0 2
B- Josh Benson 26 11 5 1 0 1 2
C+ Dyshawn Pierre 23 7 5 1 0 0 2
C Jalen Robinson 18 6 5 1 1 0 1
C Khari Price 19 3 2 1 1 0 1
C- M. Derenbecker 12 5 1 0 0 0 0
D+ Devon Scott 7 1 1 0 0 0 0
D Alex Gavrilovic 8 2 1 0 0 0 0
D Mitch Asmus 2 0 0 1 0 0 0
D B. Vonderhaar 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
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