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  1. Ex-NC State guard Tyler Lewis transfers to Butler

    Apr 4, 2014, 6:50 PM EDT

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    The addition of Tyler Lewis means Butler will have its first ever former McDonald’s All-America.

  2. Butler freshman center Nolan Berry opts to transfer

    Mar 24, 2014, 5:52 PM EDT

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    Butler freshman forward Nolan Berry has opted to transfer.

  3. Late Night Snacks: No. 20 Michigan takes control of Big Ten race

    Feb 24, 2014, 12:31 AM EDT

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    GAME OF THE DAY: Providence 87, Butler 81 Providence is one of many bubble teams looking to fight their way into the NCAA tournament, and they avoided suffering a tough defeat at Butler on Sunday. All five starters scored in double figures led by Bryce Cotton, who tallied 28 points and six assists. As a…

  4. Butler guard Rene Castro opts to transfer

    Feb 15, 2014, 3:38 PM EDT

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    Butler announced on Saturday that freshman guard Rene Castro has opted to leave the program to seek a transfer, according to a release from the school. Castro, a 6-foot-2 native of Massachusetts, played in 12 games for Butler this season and averaged 3.3 points per game. Playing time for the freshman guard dwindled during conference…

  5. Late Night Snacks: Bubble teams take center stage

    Feb 14, 2014, 1:17 AM EDT

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    GAME OF THE NIGHT: Missouri 86, Arkansas 85  Jabari Brown’s shot with 10.2 seconds remaining was the difference as the Tigers denied the Razorbacks a much-needed SEC road victory. Arkansas still has just one conference road win to its credit this season, and that came at Vanderbilt last week. As for the Tigers, Jordan Clarkson…

  6. No. 18 Creighton survives upset bid from Butler

    Feb 13, 2014, 9:51 PM EDT

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    Doug McDermott did Doug McDermott things on his first visit to Butler’s Hinkle Fieldhouse, scoring 26 points and hitting what turned out to be the game-winning three as No. 18 Creighton beat the Bulldogs, 68-63. The irony, however, is that Butler actually discovered a pretty effective way of slowing down McDermott in the second half.…

  7. Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens visits former Butler forward Andrew Smith

    Feb 11, 2014, 8:05 PM EDT

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    Once a @butleru Bulldog, always a Bulldog. Thanks for flying in, @BCCoachStevens! pic.twitter.com/ttdWGvlDMM — Samantha Smith (@Samantha44Smith) February 11, 2014 In one of the more surprising moves of the summer, Brad Stevens left his post at Butler University to take the Boston Celtics coaching vacancy. Andrew Smith played four years for Stevens, helping the Bulldogs…

  8. Former Butler forward Andrew Smith diagnosed with non-Hodgskin’s lymphoma

    Feb 7, 2014, 11:05 AM EDT

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    Last spring Andrew Smith wrapped up a four-year career at Butler, averaging 11.3 points and 6.1 rebounds per game as a senior for a program that made three NCAA tournament appearances during his time at the school. For his career Smith, who played just under five minutes per game as a freshman, averaged 8.6 points…

  9. Assigned Reading: Alex Barlow draws inspiration from late cousin

    Jan 17, 2014, 5:30 PM EDT

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    Butler junior guard Alex Barlow has gone from being a walk-on who played in only 16 games as a freshmen to earning a spot in the starting lineup for 23 of the Bulldogs’ 36 games in 2012-13. This season Barlow’s started all 17 games for Butler, posting averages of 6.3 points, 3.5 rebounds and 3.3…

  10. Butler suffers a third overtime defeat in Big East play, drops to 0-4

    Jan 11, 2014, 10:30 PM EDT

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    When the 2013-14 season began it was clear that the Butler Bulldogs would have some major adjustments to make. A program that reached consecutive Final Fours had completed its conference “climb,” landing in the Big East after spending time in the Horizon League and Atlantic 10. With a change in conference, head coach, and the…

  11. Late Night Snacks: No. 1 Arizona survives, No. 22 Gonzaga not as fortunate

    Jan 10, 2014, 3:12 AM EDT

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    GAME OF THE NIGHT: DePaul 99, Butler 94 (2OT) This wasn’t one of the games on the “marquee” for Thursday night, but the Blue Demons and Bulldogs combined to play an entertaining contest at Hinkle Fieldhouse. DePaul erased an 11-point deficit in the final 3:46 of regulation to force overtime, only to see Jackson Aldridge…

  12. Conference Catchups: Villanova rules again in the Big East

    Dec 26, 2013, 11:46 AM EDT

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    College basketball is now almost two months old. League play will be kicking off in the next week. Let’s get you caught up on all you need to know with some of the country’s best conferences.  To read through the rest of our Conference Catchups, click here. Midseason Player of the Year: Doug McDermott, Creighton…

  13. Former Butler wing Andrew Smeathers transfers to Mount St. Mary’s

    Dec 19, 2013, 6:55 PM EDT

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    Just days before the start of the season, 6-foot-6 junior wing Andrew Smeathers announced his decision to leave Butler at the end of the fall semester. Having played an average of just four minutes per game in two seasons at the school, Smeathers made the decision based upon his desire for more playing time. On…

  14. [VIDEO] Kellen Dunham’s gym rat mentality leads to strong season at Butler

    Dec 16, 2013, 5:10 PM EDT

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    Kellen Dunham is off to a fantastic start during his sophomore season at Butler and the Pendleton, IN native is averaging 19.3 points and playing 35 minutes per game through 10 games this year. Butler is 8-2 on the season and the 6-foot-6 guard is a big reason why; Dunham is shooting 47 percent from…

  15. Assigned Reading: The source of Butler guard Kellen Dunham’s improvement

    Dec 12, 2013, 8:45 PM EDT

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    With the graduation of Rotnei Clarke and the season-ending injury suffered by Roosevelt Jones before the season even began, the Butler Bulldogs found themselves with some serious adjustments to make in their first season as a member of the Big East. One player asked to step up under first-year head coach Brandon Miller has been…

  16. Late Night Snacks: No turkey hangover for Villanova, Arizona

    Nov 30, 2013, 2:23 AM EDT

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    GAME OF THE DAY: Villanova 63, No. 2 Kansas 59 In a day full of great games, Villanova knocking off No. 2 and previously undefeated Kansas takes the cake. The game was hardly pretty, but that doesn’t much matter to Jay Wright. In fact, it seemed like Wright’s game plan against Kansas was to play…

  17. Kamari Murphy’s week in Orlando stands to be a key development for Oklahoma State

    Nov 29, 2013, 4:06 PM EDT

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    The finish to the Old Spice Classic semifinal between No. 5 Oklahoma State and Butler was not a work of art to say the least. The two teams combined to shoot 0-for-6 from the field and 1-for-7 from the foul line down the stretch, with Oklahoma State’s Marcus Smart accounting for three of the misses…

  18. Second half dominance highlights Brandon Miller’s first regular season win at Butler

    Nov 9, 2013, 10:50 PM EDT

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    New Butler head coach Brandon Miller got his first taste of regular season play as a head coach on Saturday evening, and the game against Lamar at Hinkle Fieldhouse didn’t get off to the start that he had hoped for. The Bulldogs had some issues defensively, which allowed the Cardinals to hang around and essentially…

  19. Butler junior Andrew Smeathers transfers out of program

    Nov 4, 2013, 6:00 PM EDT

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    Butler will lose junior wing Andrew Smeathers just six days before the season begins as the 6-foot-6 forward has opted to transfer, according to a release from the school. Smeathers played two seasons for the Bulldogs and appeared in 43 games over two seasons, but saw limited minutes after two preseason games this season as…

  20. 2013-2014 Big East Preview: Marquette’s favored, but the Big East could send seven to tourney

    Nov 4, 2013, 12:00 PM EDT

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    All month long, CBT will be rolling out our 2013-2014 season preview. Check back throughout the day, as we’ll be posting three or four preview items every day. To browse through the preview posts we’ve already published, click here. To see the rest of the Conference Previews we’ve published, click here. For a schedule of…

  21. Assigned Reading: An inside look at Brad Stevens’ decision to leave Butler

    Oct 25, 2013, 6:33 PM EDT

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    One of the moments this offseason that startled the college basketball world was Brad Stevens’ decision on July 3 to leave Butler for the Boston Celtics, taking over for Doc Rivers as the leader of one of sports’ most storied franchises. But for all the attention that head coaching moves garner, rarely do we get…

  22. Atlantic 10 can remain strong conference without Butler, Xavier, Temple and Charlotte

    Oct 24, 2013, 2:20 PM EDT

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    All month long, CBT will be rolling out our 2013-2014 season preview. To browse through the preview posts we’ve already published, click here. The Atlantic 10 Conference saw a record five teams play in the NCAA tournament in 2013, with every single team advancing to at least the Round of 32. That was before conference realignment struck…

  23. Ray Giacoletti has high hopes for Drake basketball

    Oct 8, 2013, 9:15 PM EDT

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    Ray Giacoletti is used to winning. In his previous three head coaching jobs — North Dakota State, Eastern Washington, and Utah — he posted winning records at each school. As an assistant on Mark Few’s at Gonzaga from 2007 – 2013, he won 20+ games and advanced to the NCAA Tournament in each year. Now,…

  24. Butler lands commitment from 2014 forward Kelan Martin

    Oct 7, 2013, 10:00 PM EDT

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    Butler grabbed its second commit for its Class of 2014 on Monday evening when Ballard High (Ky.) forward Kelan Martin announced through his Twitter account that he was the newest member of the Bulldogs. I’m going to be a Butler Bulldog……. #blessed — Kelannieee (@kelan30_) October 7, 2013 The 6-foot-6 Martin is the No. 143…

  25. Programs on the rise and the decline heading into 2013-2014

    Oct 2, 2013, 2:00 PM EDT

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    All month long, CBT will be rolling out our 2013-2014 season preview. Check back throughout the day, as we’ll be posting three or four preview items every day. To browse through the preview posts we’ve already published, click here. To see the rest of our preview lists,click here. For a schedule of our previews for the…

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