The Bulldogs got past Dayton 79-73 on January 12th with the help of 16 points and 7 rebounds from Roosevelt Jones. He tallies 9.7 points per game in addition to a team-best 3.5 assists per game. For the Spiders, Deion Taylor finished with 5 points and 5 rebounds in the 71-59 loss to La Salle on January 12th. He contributes 2.1 rebounds per game in addition to his 2.6 points per game. Richmond will hope to exploit their strengths, which include: free throw rate at 43.8 and effective field goal percentage at 53.3.
- Butler has a much lower out-of-state cost per year according to Kiplinger than Richmond ($41,438 vs $51,470).
- Butler takes less vacation, with more NCAA Tournament appearances over the last 10 years than Richmond (6 vs 3).
- We have a history of cultivating talent. Over the past 10 years, Butler has had more players drafted by the NBA than Richmond (2 vs 1).
- Butler players are more experienced than Richmond players (13,129 minutes played vs 9,156 minutes played).
- The Butler scoring leader (Rotnei Clarke) has more points than the Richmond scoring leader (Darien Brothers).
- We make our fans proud. Butler has a better record at home than Richmond this season (5-0 vs 7-1).
- We win when it counts, too. Butler has more NCAA Tournament wins over the last 10 years than Richmond (15 vs 2).
- Butler has more Final Four appearances over the last 10 years than Richmond (2 vs 0).
- We just win. Butler has more wins over the last 5 years than Richmond (149 vs 116).
- Even computers respect Butler more. We have a better RPI this season than Richmond (RPI: #5 vs #134).
- Rotnei Clarke is ranked 2nd in the A-10 in points and 5th nationally in three-pointers.