Rhode Island vs. Butler: Recap and Stats

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Rhode Island vs. Butler: Recap and Stats
Rhode Island 68
(6-14, 2-6 away)
(9) Butler 75
(18-4, 11-0 home)
Venue: Hinkle Fieldhouse
4:00PM ET / 1:00PM PT, February 02, 2013
Box Score
1st 2nd Final
Rhode Island 32 36 68
Butler 30 45 75
Top Performers
Points Rebounds Assists
Rhode Island N Malesevic 18 N Malesevic 6 M Powell 3
Butler R Clarke 23 R Jones 6 R Jones 4

On Saturday, February 2nd, No. 9 Butler took on Rhode Island and topped the Rams 75-68 in A-10 action. The Bulldogs got the win with 18 points and six rebounds from Roosevelt Jones. Rotnei Clarke was on fire from three-point range, going 5 for 8 on the way to a game-high 23 points. Nikola Malesevic got a team-high 18 points and six rebounds for the Rams. The next game will be on Wednesday, February 6th when Butler (18-4, 5-2 A-10) welcomes St. Bonaventure (10-10, 3-4 A-10).

Butler Game Notes

  • Butler started 18-4 during the 2009 and 2002 seasons (since 1996).
  • The Bulldogs have won 100% of the time this season (8-0) after recording 75 or more total points.
  • Butler has won 100% of the time this season (8-0) when its three-point percentage has been 41.7% or better.
  • Butler has won 88% of the time this season (7-1) after committing 15 or fewer turnovers.
  • Butler has won 100% of the time this season (7-0) when opponents record 20 or fewer field goals made.
  • Butler has won 100% of the time this season (8-0) after holding an opponent to under 40.0% field goal percentage.
  • This season Butler has won 100% of the time (7-0) when Khyle Marshall has 13 points or more, 75% of the time (6-2) when Rotnei Clarke plays 37 minutes or more, and 88% of the time (7-1) when Roosevelt Jones has 5 field goals made or more.
  • The Bulldogs set a season high for free throws made.
  • The last time Butler recorded at least 24 free throws made was Jan 13, 2012 against Cleveland State.
  • The Bulldogs have recorded more rebounds than their opponents for the past 6 games.
  • This is the 4th win of the season where the Bulldogs came back after being down at halftime.
  • This is the 11th game at home this season--Butler has a 14.0 average scoring margin against opponents at home.
  • Rotnei Clarke accounted for 30.6% of the team's points.
  • Rotnei Clarke has led the team in scoring in 13 out of 22 games this season.
  • Roosevelt Jones has led the team in rebounding in 7 out of 22 games this season.
  • This marks the 23rd 20-point game of Rotnei Clarke's career.
  • Rotnei Clarke has 3 straight double-digit point games.
  • This was the 5th foul out of the season for Andrew Smith.
  • This was the 3rd foul out of the season for Alex Barlow.

Rhode Island Game Notes

  • This loss extended the Rams losing streak to 4 games.
  • The top two scorers (Nikola Malesevic and Mike Powell) accounted for 47.0% of the points.
  • Nikola Malesevic has led the team in scoring 4 times and in rebounding 7 times in 20 games this season.
  • Xavier Munford has 5 straight double-digit point games.
  • This was the 1st foul out of the season for Jordan Hare.
URI PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
AN. Malesevic301860102
B+Xavier Munford371433113
BJordan Hare22831111
BMike Powell331403104
B-Mike Aaman9420000
C+T.J. Buchanan24532000
CAndre Malone28440100
-Ryan Brooks7110011
-Alwayne Bigby10000000
BUTLER PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
ARoosevelt Jones341864103
B+Rotnei Clarke372322207
BKhyle Marshall201330001
BAndrew Smith34832110
BKameron Woods23752011
C+Alex Barlow17240000
C-Chase Stigall9021101
D+Kellen Dunham26430002

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