GameDay: No.22 Butler vs St. John's

Butler (16-6, 6-3) hosts Big East foe St. John's (14-7, 3-5) at Hinkle Fieldhouse.

INDIANAPOLIS (IN) - Butler (16-6, 6-3) hosts Big East foe St. John's at Hinkle Fieldhouse on Tuesday night. The Bulldogs are looking to win their 4th in a row and stay within a game of 1st place. InsidetheDawgPound takes a look at what to expect.

Game Info

TV: FOX Sports 1

Radio: 1070AM

Time: 7:00PM EST

Venue: Indianapolis, IN (Hinkle Fieldhouse)

Know Your Foe

Record - 14-7 (3-5)

RPI - 43

Coach - Steve Lavin

Mascot - Red Storm

Conference - Big East

Enrollment - 15,800

Tale of the Tape

Since the first meeting between Butler and St. John's the Red Storm have gone 3-4. In their most recent game, St. John's defeated Providence 75-66 on Saturday. The Red Storm were led by Sir'Dominic Pointer with 20 points, while Phil Greene added 16 and D'Angelo Harrison had 15. Harrison leads St. John's in scoring at 18.9 points per game, while Rasheed Jordan adds 13.4 points per game and 2.7 assists per game. Steve Lavin is trying to help the Red Storm respond from a poor start to the Big East schedule where they lost 3 in a row.

Butler is coming off an improbable come-from-behind win at Marquette 72-68 in overtime. The Bulldogs erased a double-digit second half lead from the Golden Eagles. Butler was led by sophomore forward Andrew Chrabascz and his career-high 30 points (11/17 FG). Junior Kellen Dunham added 17 points, while senior center Kameron Woods added 4 points and a career-high 18 rebounds. Dunham continues to lead Butler in scoring on the season at 16.1 points per game, while Roosevelt Jones adds 12.7 points, 5.8 rebounds, and a team-best 3.8 assists per game. The Bulldogs have now improved to 6-3 on the year in the Big East and sit in a tie for 2nd place in the Big East, just a half-game back of #7 Villanova. First year head coach Chris Holtmann has motivated the Bulldogs to play solid basketball and make winning plays down the stretch of games. The Bulldogs sit at #17 in the RPI and have the #16 toughest schedule in the country.

Projected Starters

Butler

Alex Barlow - Sr. - 5'11" 187 lbs - 8.6 ppg, 3.8 rpg, 2.2 spg

Kellen Dunham - Jr. - 6'6" 185 lbs - 16.1 ppg, 2.6 rpg, 42.2% 3PT

Roosevelt Jones - Jr. - 6'4" 227 lbs - 12.7 ppg, 5.8 rpg, 3.8 apg

Andrew Chrabascz - So. - 6'7" 225 lbs - 10.9 ppg, 3.6 rpg, 1.5 apg

Kameron Woods - Sr. - 6'9" 200 lbs - 7.3 ppg, 9.4 rpg, 1.1 bpg

St. John's

D'Angelo Harrison - Sr. - 6'4" 204 lbs - 18.9 ppg, 5.5 rpg, 1.7 apg

Phil Greene IV - Sr. - 6'2" 189 lbs - 12.6 ppg, 3.1 rpg, 1.6 apg

Sir'Dominic Pointer - Sr. - 6'6" 196 lbs - 12.2 ppg, 7.4 rpg, 3.4 apg

Jamal Branch - Sr. - 6'3" 175 lbs - 4.9 ppg, 2.9 rpg, 2.7 apg

Chris Obekpa - Jr. - 6'10" 240 lbs - 7.1 ppg, 7.9 rpg, 3.5 bpg

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