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2019 Schedule
12-8, 5th in Big East
Samuels bodies defender down low, smashes dunk for Villanova (0:23)
Butler's Baldwin skips back-door pass to David for lay-in (0:28)
Butler's Baldwin goes coast-to-coast for and-1 (0:19)
McDermott fuels Butler's first-half surge (0:15)
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There are some high stakes for Saturday's slate

We might not be in conference play yet, but Saturday's matchups still have some high stakes, including an undefeated team facing a feisty offense and a nearly must-win for the defending national champions.

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Best- and worst-case scenario for each Top 25 team

For some teams, a win in the NCAA tournament would be a significant achievement. For the elite contenders, anything short of a Final Four run would be a disappointment.

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Butler adds Golden touch to incoming class

Forward Bryce Golden, who averaged 15 points and eight rebounds during his senior season at Saint James School in Hagerstown, Maryland, will play college basketball at Butler.

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NBA draft departures shake up Way-Too-Early Top 25

The deadline for early entrants to declare for the NBA draft has passed, so it's time to re-evaluate the early top 25 for 2018-19. With so many players testing the waters yet not signing with an agent, it's more art than science.

Paul Biancardi Basketball Recruiting 

Texas transfer James Banks, is heading to Georgia Tech for an official visit today. He is also hearing from Appalachian State, Old Dominion, Butler, Vanderbilt, VCU, Virginia Tech, San Diego State, Clemson, LSU, Depaul, Auburn and many others. The 6'11" Banks. a former top 100 prospect runs the floor well, He possess an inside presence to block shots and finish at the rim.

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Hoops royalty leads Way-Too-Early Top 25

Villanova reigns as national champion. How does the field stack up for next season? Here's your first look at the best of the best for next season.

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Ranking the all-time NCAA tournament Cinderellas

Many NCAA tournament teams have been fitted for glass slippers and Loyola-Chicago's run is among the most memorable, but where does the Ramblers' Final Four trip stack up with other great Cinderellas?

ESPN Stats and Information  

Kelan Martin scored 56 points in the first two games of the NCAA Tournament. That's the most points ever for a Butler player in any two-game stretch of the Tournament, breaking Shelvin Mack's record from 2011.

Team Stats

Points Per Game74.3
Rebounds Per Game33.1
Assists Per Game14.2
Points Allowed67.3Tied-77th

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Tournament History

Final Fours2
Tournament Record23-15
Championship SeasonsNone
Tournament Appearances15