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