No.18 Butler travels to Chicago to take on DePaul

No.18 Butler travels to Chicago to take on DePaul looking for their first win in Big East play.

CHICAGO, Ill. - Two difficult losses to start conference play have landed Butler at 11-3, 0-2 for the season. The Bulldogs look to reverse their fortunes so far and get back on the winning track when they travel to the Windy City to take on DePaul.

Game Info

Where: Chicago, Illinois (Allstate Arena)

When: 8:00PM EST

TV: FSN

Radio: 1070AM/93.5FM

Know Your Foe

Location: Chicago, IL

Enrollment: 23,799

Mascot: Blue Demons

Record: 6-8, 0-2

Coach: Dave Leitao, 1st Season (2nd stint) 6-8 (10 Seasons -  149-137 Overall)

Probable Starters

BUTLER

Player

Height

Weight

Class

Tyler Lewis

5-11

170

JR

Kellen Dunham

6-6

200

SR

Roosevelt Jones

6-4

225

SR

Andrew Chrabascz

6-7

235

JR

Tyler Wideman

6-8

245

SO

DEPAUL

Player

Height

Weight

Class

Aaron Simpson

5-11

152

SR

Eli Cain

6-6

201

FR

Billy Garrett Jr.

6-6

205

JR

Rashaun Stimage

6-8

217

SR

Myke Henry

6-6

228

SR

Players to Watch

BUTLER

Kelan Martin: Martin has been 6th man in the Big East this season. He is currently averaging 14.4 points, 5.8 rebounds, and is shooting 54.6% from the field in 23.1 minutes per game. He has hit double figures in 4 straight games and 10 of 14 overall.

Andrew Chrabascz: The junior forward has been consistent for Butler on the block. He has scored double figures in 9 of the past 11 games. He currently is averaging 11.9 points, 4.8 rebounds, and 2.2 assists per game. Chrabascz had 10 points on 4/9 shooting in the last outing against No.6 Xavier.

DEPAUL

Billy Garrett Jr.: Two seasons ago Garrett Jr. came up huge against Butler. He averaged 17 points in the two meetings and had big shots during both meetings. Last season was a little different for the long, athletic guard. The junior averaged just 6.5 points per game against Butler. Which guard will we see against Butler this time around? He currently is averaging 15 points, 3.2 rebounds, and 4.1 assists per game this season.

Tommy Hamilton IV: The 6-foot-11 forward is averaging a team-high 6.8 rebounds per game this season for the Blue Demons. He is also improving offensively averaging 9 points while shooting 45.5% from the field and 47.6% from 3-point range.

Know Your Numbers

4-6 - Butler's all-time record against DePaul.

3.2 - Butler's turnover margin this season vs their opponents.

87.2 - Butler's average PPG this season, which ranks 7th in the nation.


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