INDIANAPOLIS (IN) - Butler (8-3) looks to end a two game losing streak when they host the University of Tennessee-Martin ()on Monday night. InsidetheDawgPound takes a look at what to expect.
Time: 7:00PM EST
Venue: Indianapolis, IN (Bankers Life Fieldhouse)
Know Your Foe
Record - 7-3 (0-0)
Coach - Heath Schroyer, 1st Season (91-118 Overall)
Mascot - Skyhawks
Conference - Ohio Valley Conference
Enrollment - 7,000
Tale of the Tape
Tennessee-Martin is in their first season under the leadership of Heath Schroyer. The former Wyoming head coach as the Skyhawks at 7-3 on the year and looking to add their first marque win to their resumè. Last time out the Skyhawks defeated Presbyterian 77-60. UT-Martin was led by Deville Smith with 23 points, while three others were in double figures including Alex Anderson with 12. Smith leads the team in scoring on the season at 14.3 points per game while also averaging a team-high 4.9 assists. Junior Twymond Howard is second on the team in scoring at 14.2 points per game.
Butler enters the matchup losing two straight to Tennessee and Indiana. The most recently loss to the Hoosiers, 82-73, was the Bulldogs first at the Crossroads Classic in the fourth year of the event. Butler was led by junior Kellen Dunham with 23 points on 6/13 FG and sophomore Andrew Chrabascz added 14 points and 5 rebounds. Dunham leads the Bulldogs in scoring on the season at 16.9 points per game, while redshirt junior Roosevelt Jones added 10.6 points, 5.3 rebounds, and a team-high 4.7 assists per game. Chris Holtmann continues an impressive start to his interim tenure at Butler starting the season 8-3 with wins over North Carolina, Georgetown and others.
Alex Barlow - Sr. - 5'11" 187 lbs - 7.2 ppg, 3.3 rpg, 2.4 spg
Kellen Dunham - Jr. - 6'6" 185 lbs - 16.9 ppg, 2.5 rpg, 45% 3PT
Roosevelt Jones - Jr. - 6'4" 227 lbs - 10.6 ppg, 5.3 rpg, 4.7 apg
Andrew Chrabascz - So. - 6'7" 225 lbs - 9.0 ppg, 3.8 rpg, 45.8%FG
Kameron Woods - Sr. - 6'9" 200 lbs - 8.0 ppg, 9.4 rpg, 50%FG
Alex Anderson - Jr. - 5'11" 180 lbs - 11.0 ppg, 2.2 rpg, 54.3%FG
Marshun Newell - Sr. - 6'3" 195 lbs - 11.7 ppg, 5.2 rpg, 41.6%FG
Deville Smith - Sr. - 6'0" 175 lbs - 14.3 ppg, 3.4 rpg, 43.1%FG
Twymond Howard - Jr. - 6'6" 210 lbs - 14.2 ppg, 5.9 rpg, 56.3%FG
Arkeem Joseph - Jr. - 6'9" 280 lbs - 5.1 ppg, 2.7 rpg, 47.1%FG
1-1 - The overall record between the two schools, with Butler winning the most recent matchup in 2000, 77-48.
75.1 - UT-Martin's average points per game, ranking 53rd nationally.
34.3 - UT-Martin's average rebounds per game, ranking 217th nationally.
57.9 - Butler's opponents average scoring output, ranking 27th nationally.
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