Great wins by the Dawgs this weekend to start off the regular season strong. Overall the Dawgs move to 13-2 on the year!
The Dawgs go 3-2 and place second in the annual Dayton club basketball tournament. This wraps up tournament play as the Dawgs move into league play next semester!
The team went to SIU-E and went undefeated in their opening tournament to start the season! Solid contributions all around helped the squad start off the season right.
The first step in any season is creating excitement for the new year. That starts with the annual Block Party, where we had over fifty new potential prospects sign up. We are still figuring out a date for our tryouts, but are expected to have them happen within the month. An email will be sent out to the prospects that signed up, and will be posted on here as well for you to see. We are looking forward to having a great year, Go Dawgs.
After a long weekend in Columbus, the Dawgs are heading back to Indy with a 2-3 record. With a big win over OSU to start the tournament, we fell to ISU and Pitt. After 2 losses, we bounced back against Michigan State. Lastly, we lost to OSU in the final game of the tournament — one that should have been won.
With no more games in the fall semester, Dawgs will host IU on January 20-21 to begin our conference play. We will be play 4 series within the first 6 weeks of the semester, so we are looking to make strides and make our conference playoff. Finally back to full health, our team hopes to hit our stride in the early months of 2018.
- Home series vs Indiana State (2 games) — 11/11
- Ohio State Tournament — 12/2-12/3
- National Regional Tournament @ University of Illinois — 2/24-2/25
- National Championship series @ Ohio State — 4/21-4/22
- Home series vs Indiana University (3 games) — 1/20-1/21
- Away series vs Purdue University (3 games) — 2/3-2/4
- Home series vs Indiana Tech (3 games) — 2/10
- Away series vs Indiana State (3 games) — 2/17-2/18
After two days of tryouts, the club basketball exec was able to agree on adding nine new players to the roster. We are very excited to introduce this new group of dawgs to help us in our efforts to earn a playoff bid in the NCBBA League. Additionally, our conference schedule has been announced and can be found at http://ncbbabasketball.org/league/ in the Mid-America East conference. We will be playing IU, Purdue, Indiana State, and Indiana Tech in conference play this season.
The Bulldogs found out a couple of things recently. First, Butler and Purdue were shifted from the Great Lakes South to the Great Lakes North. The Great Lakes North features Central Michigan, Western Michigan, Michigan State, Michigan, Bowling Green State and Purdue.
Butler’s schedule is now out for all 18 of its conference games (spread out through 6 weekends).
Butler’s Schedule is highlighted by a trip to the University of Michigan and three home weekends vs Purdue (November 5,6), Michigan State (January 14,15) and Central Michigan (February 11,12).
Dawgs Sweep Purdue Tournament
The Dawgs played as well as they have all season last weekend in a great national prep tournament at Purdue University. 12 teams competed in the tournament and the Dawgs came up victorious in all 6 of their games.
The tournament started with pool play on Saturday with the Dawgs winning 3 games against Krannert, Bowling Green and Central Michigan and earning them a #1 seed in the bracket play for Sunday.
Sunday started with a game against Indiana State that Butler won and moved on to play Dayton, a team that had beat them earlier in the season. The Dawgs defeated Dayton and played Wisconsin in the championship game. Butler jumped out to a 12 point half time lead and were able to hold onto that lead against a good Wisconsin team.
Butler now heads to the national tournament at Ohio State University this upcoming weekend. Pool play starts Friday night and continues on Saturday,
The team is extremely excited about the opportunity to play in the national tournament and can’t wait to see how they stack up against the nation’s best.
Here is a complete list of Last Weekend’s games and results:
Butler Def Bowling Green 74-70
Butler Def Central Michigan 46-39
Butler Def Krannert 69-33
Butler Def Indiana State 55-47
Butler Def Dayton 53-39 (Semi-Finals)
Butler Def Wisconsin 56-50 (Championship)
Follow us on Twitter @ButlerClubBball and wish us luck in the national tournament! Go Dawgs!
Prep Tournament at Purdue
The Butler Club Basketball team will be competing in a 12-team tournament at Purdue this upcoming weekend that is dubbed as a “prep tournament” for nationals, which is just 3 weeks away. The Dawgs have mustered a .500 record in the second half of the season thus far after tournaments at Missouri and their Regional tournament at Illinois. Purdue’s tournament (April 9,10) figures to be a good measuring stick for Butler before they head to Nationals at Ohio State.
After not traveling to the national tournament last season, the Dawgs will be returning once again, this time at Ohio State University. There will be 32 teams in the field and the Dawgs are looking to end their season on the highest of notes, a national championship.