Dunham can't be expected to score all the time
While Kellen Dunham has shown he is a great scorer, even the best go through droughts.
While Dunham finished with 11 points, the sophomore shot just 1/6 from the field in the 2nd half and scored just 2 points.
Without the scoring from Dunham, Butler struggled to find their way. After putting up 42 points in the 1st half, but scored just 26 points in the 2nd and were outscored by 16 by Xavier.
Elijah Brown continues to emerge as a second scoring threat from the perimeter and will be relied upon more extensively as the season goes on.
Xavier, Butler rivalry will continue
Butler and Xavier have done battle in a few conferences now and that will only continue to intensify into the future.
Whether it is the MCC, Atlantic 10 or Big East Butler and Xavier will be rivals due to their similarities and proximity. The level of basketball has also increased over the years, which creates even higher stakes and increased intensity.
Another area that will feed the rivalry is in recruiting.
The Bulldogs and Musketeers are also battling on the recruiting trail over prospects. The most recent being Trevon Bluiett and J.P. Macura.
Today's game was no exception. The rivalry is in tact and will only grow stronger.