Butler vs. La Salle: Full Game Preview

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Butler vs. La Salle: Full Game Preview
Butler
(16-2, 7-2 away)
La Salle
(12-5, 8-1 home)
Venue: Tom Gola Arena
7:00PM ET / 4:00PM PT, January 23, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Butler R Clarke 16.3 R Jones 5.7 R Jones 3.6
La Salle R Galloway 17.0 J Wright 6.5 R Galloway 3.3

On Wednesday, La Salle welcomes No. 9 Butler at Tom Gola Arena. The game tips off at 7:00 EST. The Explorers have not played the Bulldogs since the 1999-00 season, when they fell 43-36.

La Salle is 5th in the conference and Butler is 1st. Both teams continue to jockey for position.

In their last match-up, Tyrone Garland finished with 16 points in the Explorers 70-63 loss against Xavier on January 19th. In addition to his 14.1 points per game, he is also chipping in 2.2 assists per game. In a 64-63 victory over Gonzaga on January 19th, Roosevelt Jones put up 20 points and 5 rebounds for the Bulldogs. He leads the team in rebounds with 5.7 per game and assists with 3.6 per game. A few of the Four Factors in which Butler stands out are defensive rebounding percentage at 73.0, offensive rebounding percentage at 38.5, and effective field goal percentage at 52.6.

Butler StatSmack

  • Kids want to come here. Since 1998 La Salle has recruited more Top 50 high school players than Butler (2 vs 0).
  • Jerrell Wright is ranked 10th in the A-10 in blocks.
  • The La Salle rebounding leader (Steve Zack) has more rebounds than the Butler rebounding leader (Khyle Marshall).
  • You'll do better on next semester's exams, right? La Salle currently has a higher Academic Progress Rate (969 to 1000) than Butler, per the NCAA.
  • The La Salle blocks leader (Steve Zack) has more blocks than the Butler blocks leader (Andrew Smith).
  • The La Salle steals leader (Ramon Galloway) has more steals than the Butler steals leader (Roosevelt Jones).
  • La Salle is a better three-point shooting team (38.6% vs 35.0%) than Butler this season.
  • Steve Zack is ranked 9th in the A-10 in blocks.
  • The La Salle assist leader (Ramon Galloway) has more assists than the Butler assist leader (Roosevelt Jones).
  • Ramon Galloway is ranked 5th in the A-10 in points, 31st nationally in three-pointers, and 50th nationally in steals.
BUTLER Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Andrew Smith 25 12 5 1 1 1 1
B Roosevelt Jones 28 10 6 4 1 0 3
B Rotnei Clarke 32 16 3 2 1 0 2
B Kellen Dunham 28 11 2 1 1 0 1
B- Khyle Marshall 24 10 5 0 0 1 1
C Alex Barlow 19 3 3 2 1 0 1
C Kameron Woods 15 4 4 1 1 0 1
C Erik Fromm 12 4 3 0 0 0 1
C- Chase Stigall 13 2 2 1 1 0 1
D+ J. Aldridge 8 1 1 1 0 0 1
D Andy Smeathers 3 1 0 0 0 0 0
D Elliott Kampen 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
D Devontae Morgan 3 1 0 0 0 0 0
D Emerson Kampen 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
SALLE Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Ramon Galloway 32 17 5 3 3 0 3
B Tyrone Garland 24 13 2 2 2 0 2
B Tyreek Duren 35 15 3 3 2 0 2
B- Jerrell Wright 24 11 7 1 1 1 2
C+ Steve Zack 23 7 6 1 0 1 1
C D.J. Peterson 26 4 3 1 1 0 0
C Sam Mills 35 7 3 2 1 0 1
D+ O.J. Lewis 2 2 0 0 0 0 0
D Rohan Brown 9 3 2 0 0 0 0
D Garvin Hunt 3 0 1 0 0 0 1
D Taylor Dunn 6 1 1 0 0 0 0
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