Butler vs. La Salle: Full Game Preview

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Butler vs. La Salle: Full Game Preview
Butler
(25-7, 10-5 away)
La Salle
(21-8, 13-2 home)
Venue: Barclays Center
2:40PM ET / 11:40AM PT, March 15, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Butler R Clarke 16.7 A Smith 5.8 R Jones 3.6
La Salle R Galloway 17.0 J Wright 6.9 R Galloway 3.8

Butler takes on La Salle in the quarterfinals of the A-10 Tournament at Barclays Center on Friday. It gets started at 2:40 p.m. ET and it can be seen on CSN-PHI, MA, ROOT, WNDY. The Bulldogs fell to the Explorers 54-53 on Jan. 23.

The Bulldogs got past Dayton 73-67 on Mar. 14 with the help of 21 points and five assists from Rotnei Clarke. He leads the team with 16.7 points per game. For the Explorers, Sam Mills finished with 12 points and five rebounds in the 78-54 loss to Saint Louis on Mar. 9. He contributes 2.6 rebounds per game in addition to his 7.7 points per game.

La Salle StatSmack

  • Butler has more NCAA Tournament appearances over the last 10 years than La Salle (six vs. zero).
  • Rotnei Clarke is ranked 5th in the A-10 in points and 10th nationally in three-pointers.
  • The Butler three-point leader (Rotnei Clarke, 98 three-pointers) has more three-pointers than the La Salle three-point leader (Ramon Galloway, 80 three-pointers).
  • Butler players are more experienced than La Salle players (16,929 minutes played vs. 15,675 minutes played).
  • Even computers respect Butler more. Butler has a better RPI this season than La Salle (RPI: No. 20 vs. No. 41).
  • Butler has a significantly better overall winning percentage over the last 20 years (70.9 percent to 44.4 percent).
  • Over the past 10 years, Butler has had more players drafted by the NBA than La Salle (two vs. zero).
  • Butler has more wins against the RPI Top 50 than La Salle this season (five vs. three).
  • Roosevelt Jones is ranked 9th in the A-10 in assists.
  • The Butler assist leader (Roosevelt Jones, 109 assists) has more assists than the La Salle assist leader (Ramon Galloway, 107 assists).
BUTLER Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Rotnei Clarke 33 17 3 3 1 0 3
B Andrew Smith 27 11 6 1 1 1 1
B Roosevelt Jones 30 10 6 4 1 1 3
B Kellen Dunham 26 10 3 1 1 0 1
C+ Khyle Marshall 22 10 5 0 0 0 1
C Kameron Woods 16 4 5 1 1 1 1
C Alex Barlow 19 2 3 2 1 0 1
C- Erik Fromm 12 4 3 0 0 0 1
D+ Chase Stigall 11 2 1 1 0 0 1
D J. Aldridge 6 1 1 1 0 0 1
D Devontae Morgan 3 1 0 0 0 0 0
D Andy Smeathers 2 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 33 18 5 4 2 0 3
B Tyreek Duren 34 15 3 4 2 0 2
B- Jerrell Wright 23 10 7 1 1 1 2
B- Tyrone Garland 24 13 2 2 1 0 1
C+ Sam Mills 34 8 3 2 1 0 1
C+ Steve Zack 22 6 6 1 0 1 2
C D.J. Peterson 26 4 3 2 1 0 0
D Rohan Brown 8 2 2 0 0 0 0
D O.J. Lewis 3 2 0 0 0 0 0
D Taylor Dunn 6 1 1 0 0 0 0
D Garvin Hunt 4 0 1 0 0 0 0
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