No. 23 Butler rallies past Valpo in second half
Not surprisingly, the victories are following.
Five players scored in double figures Saturday, and the Bulldogs shot 68.8 percent in the second half, propelling them to an 84-67 rout of
“It was great to be back home and shoot like that,” said
Perhaps getting home was just what
It had spent the past three weeks traveling around
On Saturday, those struggles were gone.
The Bulldogs shot a season-high 56.8 percent from the field, missing only five second-half shots.
The combination was too much for a
But it wasn’t
“For 17 minutes, I thought we really played well,” Drew said. “We got the lead and then they came back with a 13-2 run and their defense changed the momentum. That’s what they do. We did not initiate things, they did.”
“I think our guys on one end of the floor, really, really did a good job,” coach Brad Stevens said. “Offensively, I thought we were moving the ball well.”
That was missing last weekend when the Bulldogs lost two of three games on their trip to
But Stevens still has some concerns on defense.
Though Wood was held scoreless until the 10:02 mark in the second half, and
Clearly, that wasn’t what Stevens wanted to see.
“I think we can get better (on defense), but I don’t want to take anything away from their guys,” Stevens said. “Usually when you have 15 points on 3-pointers, off the bench that’s not a good position to be in.”
Thanks to the 3s from Rogers and Kurth,
The Crusaders didn’t get closer than 13 the rest of the way.
“They had five guys in double figures and that’s why they’re so hard to defend. You can’t just concentrate on the big three,” Drew said. “They shoot the ball well, they defend well, they do everything well.”