Butler faces Morehead St.
Morehead State (4-1) vs. Butler (4-0)
Hinkle Fieldhouse, Indianapolis; Friday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Morehead State goes up against Butler in an early season matchup. Butler beat Wofford by 19 points at home on Saturday, while Morehead State fell 70-52 at Missouri on Wednesday.
SAVVY SENIORS: Butler has relied heavily on its seniors this year. Bryce Nze, Kamar Baldwin, Sean McDermott and Aaron Thompson have collectively accounted for 63 percent of all Bulldogs points this season.JUMPING FOR JORDAN: Jordan Walker has connected on 27.6 percent of the 29 3-pointers he’s attempted and has made 8 of 29 over his last five games. He’s also converted 75 percent of his free throws this season.
STREAK SCORING: Butler has scored 75.8 points per game and allowed 54.3 over its four-game home winning streak.
ACCOUNTING FOR ASSISTS: The Bulldogs have recently used assists to create baskets more often than the Eagles. Butler has 45 assists on 79 field goals (57 percent) across its previous three games while Morehead State has assists on 39 of 80 field goals (48.8 percent) during its past three games.
DID YOU KNOW: The diligent Butler offense has turned the ball over on just 12.7 percent of its possessions, the seventh-lowest mark in all of Division I. 21.1 percent of all Morehead State possessions have resulted in a turnover.