Richmond vs. Butler: Full Game Preview

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Richmond vs. Butler: Full Game Preview
Richmond
(11-6, 2-4 away)
(13) Butler
(14-2, 7-0 home)
Venue: Hinkle Fieldhouse
7:00PM ET / 4:00PM PT, January 16, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Richmond D Brothers 15.1 D Williams 6.8 C Lindsay 3.6
Butler R Clarke 16.3 K Marshall 5.6 R Jones 3.5

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.

Richmond StatSmack

  • 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.
RICH Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B D. Williams 29 14 7 1 1 0 3
B Darien Brothers 30 15 2 1 1 0 1
C+ Cedrick Lindsay 29 10 3 4 2 0 2
C+ Kendall Anthony 26 13 1 2 1 0 1
C Greg Robbins 28 7 3 2 1 1 2
C A. Nelson-Ododa 17 3 4 1 1 2 1
C Wayne Sparrow 18 5 2 2 1 0 1
D+ Deion Taylor 12 3 2 1 0 0 0
D+ Terry Allen 8 2 2 0 0 0 1
D+ Trey Davis 13 2 2 1 1 0 1
D Luke Piotrowski 4 0 2 0 0 0 1
D Zach Chu 4 5 0 0 0 0 1
D Luke Moyer 3 0 1 1 0 0 0
D J. Benjamin 3 1 0 0 0 0 0
D John Moran 2 0 1 0 0 0 0
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
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