|Bucknell||M Muscala 19.0||M Muscala 11.2||B Johnson 2.4|
|Butler||R Clarke 16.7||R Jones 5.7||R Jones 3.5|
No. 6-seeded Butler matches up against 11th-seeded Bucknell in the second round of the NCAA Tournament at Rupp Arena on Thursday. It gets started at 12:40 p.m. ET and it can be seen on truTV.
In their last game on Mar. 16, Rotnei Clarke put up 16 points and five rebounds for the Bulldogs in a loss to Saint Louis, 67-56. He leads the team with 16.7 points per game. For the Bison, Mike Muscala finished with 20 points and 11 rebounds in the 64-56 win over Lafayette on Mar. 13. He puts up a team-leading 19.0 points per game, 11.2 rebounds per game, and 2.4 blocks per game. From a tempo-free perspective, Bucknell is strong in the following categories: turnover percentage at 15.1 and defensive rebounding percentage at 75.5.
- Butler has more Final Four appearances over the last 10 years than Bucknell (two vs. zero).
- Butler has a much lower out-of-state cost per year according to Kiplinger than Bucknell ($41,438 vs. $53,160).
- AP voters think more highly of Butler and ranked them in the AP Top 25 more often over the past 10 years than Bucknell (80 vs. one).
- Even computers respect Butler more. Butler has a better RPI this season than Bucknell (RPI: No. 20 vs. No. 55).
- Butler has more wins against the RPI Top 50 than Bucknell this season (five vs. one).
- The Butler steals leader (Alex Barlow, 35 steals) has more steals than the Bucknell steals leader (Joe Willman, 21 steals).
- Butler has more NCAA Tournament wins over the last 10 years than Bucknell (15 vs. two).
- Over the past 10 years, Butler has had more players drafted by the NBA than Bucknell (two vs. zero).
- Bucknell has been ducking Butler for over 30 years.