Charlotte vs. Butler: Full Game Preview

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Charlotte vs. Butler: Full Game Preview
Charlotte
(17-6, 3-4 away)
(11) Butler
(20-4, 12-0 home)
Venue: Hinkle Fieldhouse
7:00PM ET / 4:00PM PT, February 13, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Charlotte C Braswell 11.8 W Clayton 6.9 P Henry 3.7
Butler R Clarke 16.9 R Jones 5.5 R Jones 3.4

No. 11 Butler plays host to Charlotte at Hinkle Fieldhouse on Wednesday. The game gets underway at 7 p.m. EST and you can see it on MyIndy-TV 23. The Bulldogs have not played the 49ers since the 1993-94 season, when they lost 81-61.

Butler is first in the A-10 and Charlotte is in seventh. Both teams continue to jockey for position.

The Bulldogs got past George Washington 59-56 on Feb. 9 with the help of 14 points and 6 rebounds from Rotnei Clarke. With 16.9 points per game, he leads the team in scoring average. For the 49ers, Pierra Henry finished with 8 points and 11 rebounds in the 68-61 loss to Virginia Commonwealth on Feb. 9. With 3.7 assists per game and 2.8 steals per game, he has team-best marks in both categories. When considering the Four Factors, Charlotte performs well in free throw rate at 44.0 percent. This ranks second in the conference and 20th in the country.

Charlotte StatSmack

  • Butler has more Final Four appearances over the last 10 years than Charlotte (two vs. zero).
  • AP voters think more highly of Butler and ranked them in the AP Top 25 more often over the past 10 years than Charlotte (78 vs. four).
  • The Butler three-point leader (Rotnei Clarke, 75 three-pointers) has more three-pointers than the Charlotte three-point leader (Denzel Ingram, 21 three-pointers).
  • Roosevelt Jones is ranked 10th in the A-10 in assists.
  • Obviously, AP Voters agree that Butler is superior to Charlotte (Latest AP Poll: No. 11 vs. Not Ranked).
  • Butler is a better three-point shooting team (36.1 percent vs. 27.1 percent) than Charlotte this season.
  • Butler has more NCAA Tournament appearances over the last 10 years than Charlotte (six vs. two).
  • Butler is ranked higher than Charlotte in the A-10 (No. 1 vs. No. 7).
  • Butler has a better conference record than Charlotte this season (7-2 vs. 5-4).
  • Butler has a stronger schedule than Charlotte this season (SOS Rank: No. 48 vs. No. 121).
  • Butler has a better record on the road than Charlotte this season (5-3 vs. 3-4).
CHAR Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Pierra Henry 32 9 5 4 3 1 3
B- Chris Braswell 25 12 6 1 1 1 2
C+ Willie Clayton 23 8 7 0 0 1 2
C+ D. Mayfield 26 12 4 2 1 0 2
C Darion Clark 18 6 5 0 0 1 2
C T. Williams 22 7 3 2 1 0 2
C Denzel Ingram 23 6 1 1 1 0 1
C E. Nickerson 19 6 2 1 0 0 1
C- Ilija Ivankovic 5 0 4 0 0 0 0
C- J.T. Thompson 15 4 3 1 0 0 0
D+ Lamar Bradbury 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
D+ Ivan Benkovic 7 2 1 0 0 0 0
D Mike Thorne 7 2 1 0 0 0 0
D Colby Lewis 5 1 1 0 0 0 0
BUTLER Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Rotnei Clarke 33 17 3 3 1 0 3
B Andrew Smith 26 11 5 1 1 1 1
B Roosevelt Jones 29 10 5 3 1 0 3
B Kellen Dunham 28 11 3 1 1 0 1
B- Khyle Marshall 23 10 5 0 0 1 1
C Alex Barlow 19 2 3 2 1 0 1
C Kameron Woods 15 4 4 1 0 1 1
C Erik Fromm 12 4 3 0 0 0 1
C- Chase Stigall 12 2 2 1 1 0 1
D J. Aldridge 7 1 1 1 0 0 1
D Elliott Kampen 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
D Andy Smeathers 2 1 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
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