GameDay Grades: DePaul vs Butler

Butler (10-5, 0-3) lost their third game in a row falling to DePaul (9-8, 1-3) in double overtime 99-94. InsideTheDawgPound hands out GameDay Grades.

INDIANAPOLIS (IN) - Butler (10-5, 0-3) lost their third game in a row falling to DePaul (9-8, 1-3) in double overtime 99-94. InsideTheDawgPound hands out GameDay Grades.

Offense: B-

Butler shot 34/71 (47.9%) from the field including 6/20 (30%) from three point range.

The Bulldogs struggled again from the free throw line. The Bulldogs were 20/32 (62.5%) shooting free throws.

Kellen Dunham scored 30 points, had 3 rebounds, 3 assists, and 2 blocks. He scored just 2 points in the 1st half while shooting 0/7 from the field. In the 2nd half and overtime Dunham returned to normal scoring 28 points.

Butler's second leading scorer Khyle Marshall scored 15 points on 6/12 shooting.

The Big East's 2nd leading rebounder Kameron Woods had his 8th double-double of his career. He scored 17 points on 7/8 shooting and grabbed 14 rebounds. He did foul out late in the game.

Erik Fromm also scored in double figures. He connected on 5/7 shots and scored 11 points.

Butler outscored DePaul 19-10.

Elijah Brown scored just 4 points (2/6 FG) in 20 minutes of action.

Andrew Chrabascz has come into his own in the past week. The freshman forward scored a career-high 10 points in a career-high 29 minutes. The freshman forward also had 5 rebounds and 2 assists.

Despite forcing 18 turnovers, Butler had just a 20-15 points of turnover advantage.

Defense: D+

Teams won't win many games when you allow the opposition to shoot nearly 60%. The Blue Demons shot 32/55 (58.2%) from the field including 8/14 (57.1%) from three.

Butler gave up 11 straight points in the final 3:20 to force overtime and eventually lose.

Alex Barlow struggled to stay on the floor once again. Barlow fouled out in 24 minutes of action. He has been greatly affected by the new defensive points of emphasis. He finished with just 2 points, 1 rebound, and 3 assists.

Four Blue Demons scored in double figures led by Cleveland Melvin with 30 points on 10/14 shooting.

DePaul outscored Butler 40-38 in the paint.

Freshman Billy Garrett Jr scored 22 points, senior Brandon Young had 18 points, and Tommy Hamilton had 17 points (7/10 FG).

DePaul had a big advantage from the free throw line with the foul trouble for Butler. They shot 27/38 (71.1%) from the line.

Overall: C-

It was a disappointing game for Butler. The Bulldogs lost their third straight game in Big East play and now find themselves searching for a win.

Butler played well offensively for most of the game, but ended the game on a drought of 3 minutes and 20 seconds. If Butler had been able to score on any of those final possessions they may have won the game.

DePaul hung around all game long and was aggressive getting to the free throw line, which proved to be the decisive blow for the Blue Demons.

this was a game that Butler needed to win and they couldn't pull it out. They lacked execution defensively which allow DePaul to climb back into the game and eventually win.

Butler's schedule doesn't get easier as the Bulldogs now host Georgetown on Saturday, then travel to Omaha to take on Creighton.


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