2:00 PM ET, December 15, 2012
Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, Indiana
Butler Cooks Up Recipes For Wins
Butler already has victories over two top-10 teams under its belt and earned those wins thanks to a combination of 3-point prowess and offensive efficiency.
|vs. No. 9 UNC||vs. No. 1 Indiana|
|3-pt FG||12-25 *||11-24|
|Off reb||12||19 *|
|Off reb pct||38.7||48.7|
-- ESPN Stats & Information
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||27-63 (.429)||33-69 (.478)|
|3P Made-Attempted||5-12 (.417)||11-24 (.458)|
|FT Made-Attempted||27-38 (.711)||11-16 (.688)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||18 (0/0)||27 (0/0)|
|» Dec 15, 2012||@BUT 88, IND 86||Recap|
Next 5 Games
This is the first time that an AP No. 1 team has lost on December 15.
Butler's 42 points in the paint Saturday are the most paint points allowed by Indiana this season and third-most allowed by the Hoosiers in the last two seasons. Only Kentucky (twice last season) has scored more paint points against Indiana in a game since the start of the 2011-12 season.[+]
Most Paint Points Allowed
After trailing by 7 with 2:24 remaining in the 2nd half, Indiana's offense was incredibly efficient to end the half. It scored at least a point on six of their final seven possessions, capping regulation with a game-tying 3-pointer with 10 seconds remaining. On the other hand, Butler only scored at least a point on three of its final seven possessions in regulation, turning it over twice.
Butler outscored Indiana 42-32 in the paint and 27-17 in second-chance points. Indiana entered the game ranked in the top 10 among Power 6 schools in Points in Paint PG margin and 2nd-chance Points PG margin.
Butler's Roosevelt Jones with a monster effort before fouling out today vs No. 1 Indiana: 16 points, 12 rebounds and 7 assists. The last player to hit those thresholds in a win over the AP No. 1 team was Utah's Andre Miller on March 28, 1998 (16 points, 14 rebounds and 7 assists) in the Final Four against North Carolina. Like Saturday's game, that was also on a neutral floor (Alamodome).
ESPN Stats & Information