Butler vs. La Salle: Full Game Preview
|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.
- 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.