No.18 Butler travels to Omaha to take on Creighton

No.18 Butler travels to Omaha to take on Creighton in a Big East battle.

OMAHA, Neb. - Butler travels to Omaha to take on Creighton looking to rebound from a loss to Providence which dropped the Bulldogs to 2-4 in the Big East. The Bulldogs need a win on the road in order to remain in the race for a top 4 seed in the Big East tournament.

Game Info

Where: Indianapolis, IN (Hinkle Fieldhouse)

When: 7:30PM EST

TV: FS1

Radio: 1070AM/93.5FM

Know Your Foe

Location: Omaha, NE

Enrollment: 8,019

Mascot: Bluejays

Record: 13-6, 4-2

Coach: Greg McDermott, 134-63 - 6 Seasons (22 Seasons -  414-258 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

CREIGHTON

Player

Height

Weight

Class

Isaiah Zierden

6-2

185

JR

Khyri Thomas

6-3

200

FR

Maurice Watson Jr.

5-10

175

JR

Toby Hegner

6-10

225

SO

Geoffrey Groselle

7-0

242

SR

Players to Watch

BUTLER

Andrew Chrabascz: Chrabascz needs to find his stride on the inside for Butler against Creighton. He has averaged just 8 points per game over the past 3 games against Providence, St. John's, and Villanova. The junior forward is averaging 11.5 points, 4.4 rebounds, and 2.1 assists per game for the No.18 Bulldogs.

Jordan Gathers: Gathers will start his second consecutive game for the Bulldogs at PG. With Tyler Lewis ruled out with a concussion, the senior transfer will be relied up to be a catalyst for the Bulldog offense. He is averaging 4.9 points, 1.7 rebounds, and 0.8 assists per game.

CREIGHTON

Maurice Watson Jr.: The junior guard is leading the Jays in both scoring (13.7) and assists (6.5). The 5-foot-10 guard makes plays for Bluejays all over the court and doesn't make many mistakes as seen by his nearly 2.5:1 assist to turnover ratio.

Geoffrey Groselle: The 7-foot big man has been the most dominant player on the block for the Jays. He is currently averaging 11.7 points, a team-high 5.9 rebounds, and is shooting 73.1% from the field.

Know Your Numbers

73.1 - Creighton's senior center Geoffrey Groselle is shooting 73.1% which leads the country.

83.3 - Butler's average PPG this season, which ranks 18th in the nation.

83.5 - Creighton's average PPG this season, which ranks 16th in the nation.


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