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|
La Salle takes on Butler in the quarterfinals of the A-10 Tournament at Barclays Center on Friday. Tipoff is at 2:40 p.m. ET and you can catch it on CSN-PHI, MA, ROOT, WNDY. The Explorers beat the Bulldogs 54-53 on Jan. 23.
The Explorers fell 78-54 to Saint Louis on Mar. 9. Tyrone Garland finished with 15 points in the loss. He is averaging 12.9 points and 2.0 assists per game. In a 73-67 victory over Dayton on Mar. 14, Rotnei Clarke put up 21 points and five assists for the Bulldogs. His 16.7 points per game is the highest mark on the team. When considering the Four Factors, Butler performs well in defensive rebounding percentage at 73.5. This ranks first in the conference and 19th in the country.
- 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.
- Tyreek Duren is ranked 9th in the A-10 in steals.
- La Salle has a better record in close games than Butler this season (5-1 vs. 6-3).
- Steve Zack is ranked 9th in the A-10 in blocks.
- The La Salle rebounding leader (Jerrell Wright, 195 rebounds) has more rebounds than the Butler rebounding leader (Roosevelt Jones, 181 rebounds).
- Ramon Galloway is ranked 2nd in the A-10 in points, 5th in the A-10 in three-pointers, and 5th in the A-10 in steals.
- La Salle has more wins against the RPI Top 50 than Butler this season (three vs. zero).
- The La Salle steals leader (Ramon Galloway, 60 steals) has more steals than the Butler steals leader (Alex Barlow, 37 steals).
- Boom! La Salle defeated Butler by 1 point the last time they played (Jan 23, 2013).
- La Salle has an average margin of victory of 8 over Butler in three wins since 1992.
- The La Salle scoring leader (Ramon Galloway, 506 points) has more points than the Butler scoring leader (Rotnei Clarke, 488 points).