Sam Houston wins 64-57 against Southern UtahFebruary 26, 2023 GMT
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — Qua Grant scored 22 points as Sam Houston beat Southern Utah 64-57 on Saturday night.
Grant shot 8 for 16 and 5 of 8 from the free throw line for the Bearkats (22-6, 12-4 Western Athletic Conference).
Allen, Butler propel Southern Utah over Tarleton 72-62February 10, 2023 GMT
CEDAR CITY, Utah (AP) — Drake Allen scored 19 points, Harrison Butler had a double-double and Southern Utah defeated Tarleton 72-62 on Thursday night.
Allen was 5-of-8 shooting, including 3 for 4 from distance, and went 6 for 7 from the free-throw line for the Thunderbirds (17-8, 9-3 Western Athletic Conference).
Taylor puts up 19 as Butler knocks off St. John’s (NY) 68-66February 8, 2023 GMT
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Jayden Taylor scored 19 points and Butler scored the last six points of the game to beat St. John's (NY) 68-66 on Tuesday night.
Manny Bates converted a three-point play, Taylor added two free throws and Simas Lukosius capped the scoring with 1:31 remaining.
No. 14 Marquette defeats Butler 60-52 for fifth straight winFebruary 5, 2023 GMT
MILWAUKEE (AP) — While Marquette has surged into Big East title contention due to the efficiency of its offense, the 14th-ranked Golden Eagles showed Saturday they also can win with defense.
No. 23 Providence dominates Butler inside for 79-58 winJanuary 26, 2023 GMT
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — With No. 23 Providence trailing Butler by seven midway through the first half, Friars coach Ed Cooley brought Jared Bynum off the bench.
PC scored the next 13 points and never trailed again.
Aaliyah Edwards leads UConn women past Butler 79-39January 22, 2023 GMT
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — Aaliyah Edwards scored 20 points and No. 5 UConn routed Butler 79-39 on Saturday.
Aubrey Griffin and Lou Lopez Senechal each had 17 points for the short-handed Huskies (17-2, 10-0 Big East), who have won 10 in a row.
No. 2 Kansas extends home win streak against Oklahoma to 22January 11, 2023 GMT
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — KJ Adams scored a career-high 22 points and No. 2 Kansas closed the game on an 18-4 run to beat Oklahoma 79-75 on Tuesday night.
Kansas (14-1, 3-0 Big 12) got 17 points from Jalen Wilson, 11 from Dajuan Harris and 10 from Zach Clemence.
Butler scores 23 as San Diego State takes down Wyoming 80-75January 7, 2023 GMT
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — Lamont Butler's 23 points helped San Diego State defeat Wyoming 80-75 on Saturday night.
Butler shot 8 for 15, including 5 for 11 from beyond the arc, for the Aztecs (12-3, 3-0 Mountain West).
Southern Utah secures 94-88 OT win over UT Rio Grande ValleyDecember 31, 2022 GMT
CEDAR CITY, Utah (AP) — Tevian Jones had 21 points and Southern Utah turned back UT Rio Grande Valley 94-88 in overtime on Saturday.
Jones shot 5 for 7 from 3-point range for the Thunderbirds (10-5, 2-0 Western Athletic Conference).
Butler’s 15 lead Southern Utah over CSU Fullerton 67-60December 11, 2022 GMT
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Harrison Butler scored 15 points as Southern Utah beat Cal State Fullerton 67-60 on Saturday night at the Jack Jones Hoopfest.
Butler also added 10 rebounds for the Thunderbirds (7-4).
Balanced Butler keeps Cal winless with 82-58 winDecember 11, 2022 GMT
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Simas Lukosius and Jayden Taylor led a balanced attack with 16 points apiece, Eric Hunter Jr., had a double-double and Butler kept California winless with an 82-58 win on Saturday.
Bates scores 22 as Butler beats Yale 71-61December 7, 2022 GMT
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Manny Bates scored 22 points as Butler beat Yale 71-61 on Tuesday night.
Bates added seven rebounds for the Bulldogs (7-3). Jayden Taylor scored 14 points while shooting 3 for 6 (1 for 3 from 3-point range) and 7 of 7 from the free throw line, and added six rebounds and three steals.
Butler scores 22, Southern Utah defeats Idaho State 69-59December 4, 2022 GMT
POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) — Harrison Butler scored 22 points as Southern Utah beat Idaho State 69-59 on Saturday night.
Butler also contributed five rebounds for the Thunderbirds (5-4). Tevian Jones added 13 points, while Maizen Fausett scored 12.
Harris’ 32 lead Butler over Tennessee Tech 80-66December 3, 2022 GMT
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Chuck Harris' 32 points led Butler over Tennessee Tech 80-66 on Saturday.
Harris also added five rebounds for the Bulldogs (6-3). Manny Bates scored 17 points while shooting 6 of 14 from the field and 5 for 7 from the line, and added five rebounds and three blocks.
Butler hands K-State 1st loss behind Bates’s double-doubleDecember 1, 2022 GMT
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Manny Bates had 22 points, 10 rebounds and three blocks and Butler handed Kansas State its first loss, 76-64, on Wednesday night in the Big East-Big 12 Battle.
Butler used a 10-0 run midway through the first half to build a 25-12 lead and the Bulldogs led 37-25 at the break.
NC State beats Butler for 5th place at Battle 4 AtlantisNovember 26, 2022 GMT
PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) — Jarkel Joiner scored 15 points to help North Carolina State beat Butler 76-61 in Friday night's fifth-place game at the Battle 4 Atlantis.
DJ Burns added 14 points for the Wolfpack (6-1), who shot 44.6% while converting 14 turnovers by Butler into 21 points.
Taylor scores 20, Butler knocks off BYU at Battle 4 AtlantisNovember 25, 2022 GMT
NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — Jayden Taylor scored 20 points, Eric Hunter Jr. added 19 points and Butler defeated BYU 75-70 in Thursday’s consolation bracket at the Battle 4 Atlantis.
Butler led for over 34 minutes, but never had a double-digit advantage.
Vescovi, No. 22 Tennessee beats Butler in Battle 4 AtlantisNovember 24, 2022 GMT
PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) — Rick Barnes believes his Tennessee squad is a good offensive team, even if the 22nd-ranked Volunteers haven't consistently shown it yet during the opening weeks of the season.
Lukosius, Taylor lead Butler past The Citadel 89-42November 20, 2022 GMT
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Simas Lukosius and Jayden Taylor scored 18 points apiece and Butler breezed to an 89-42 victory over The Citadel on Saturday night.
Lukosius grabbed nine rebounds for the Bulldogs (3-1).
Harris’ 22 lead Butler over St. Francis (Pa.) 95-67November 18, 2022 GMT
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Chuck Harris' 22 points helped Butler defeat St. Francis (Pa.) 95-67 on Thursday night.
Harris had five rebounds and seven assists for the Bulldogs (2-1). Eric Hunter Jr. scored 18 points, going 8 of 11 from the field.
Pickett records 2nd Penn St. double-double beating ButlerNovember 15, 2022 GMT
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. (AP) — Jalen Pickett scored 15 points, distributed 11 assists and collared 10 rebounds and Penn State beat Butler 68-62 on Monday night.
Pickett's effort marked only the second triple-double in Nittany Lions history.
Bates’ 25 lead Butler over New Orleans 89-53November 8, 2022 GMT
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Manny Bates’ 25 points helped Butler defeat New Orleans 89-53 in the season opener on Monday night.
Bates also added 11 rebounds and three blocks for the Bulldogs. Chuck Harris shot 6 for 10 (2 for 6 from 3-point range) and 3 of 3 from the free throw line to add 17 points.
Butler’s Jalen Thomas out indefinitely with heart issueOctober 10, 2022 GMT
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Butler forward-center Jalen Thomas will be out indefinitely after being diagnosed with a pulmonary embolism.
Team officials said Monday the fourth-year player is being treated by the team's medical staff and local specialists.
Evansville hires David Ragland as basketball coachMay 24, 2022 GMT
EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Evansville has hired David Ragland as its basketball coach, the school said Tuesday.
Ragland replaces Todd Lickliter, who was fired earlier this month after going 15-53 in 2 1/2 seasons.
North Carolina State transfer joins revamped Butler rosterMay 9, 2022 GMT
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Butler coach Thad Matta landed his second big man in less than a week Monday, announcing the addition of 6-foot-11 Manny Bates from North Carolina State.
The grad transfer had 147 blocks, fourth in school history, and shot 64.7% from the field in two seasons with the Wolfpack.
Ex-Louisville interim coach Pegues hired on Butler’s staffApril 15, 2022 GMT
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Butler coach Thad Matta announced Friday he has hired former Louisville interim coach Mike Pegues and Kevin Kuwik as assistant coaches.
Matta also will retain David Ragland from last season's Bulldogs staff.
Matta’s comeback includes rekindling Butler’s winning waysApril 6, 2022 GMT
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Thad Matta's first head coaching tenue at Butler lasted one season.
This time, he hopes to stick around a little longer — with a familiar script that helped the Bulldogs reach unprecedented heights in the decade following his departure.
Thad Matta returning to Butler for 2nd stint as head coachApril 3, 2022 GMT
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Thad Matta is returning to Butler, hired on Sunday to coach the Bulldogs almost five years after he cited his health while stepping down at Ohio State.
The 54-year-old Matta led Butler to a 24-8 record and an appearance in the 2001 NCAA Tournament during his only season as the head coach at his alma mater.
Friday Sports in BriefApril 2, 2022 GMT
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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — South Carolina and UConn are headed to the women's NCAA championship game.
Aliyah Boston had 23 points and 18 rebounds to back up her AP National Player of the Year award and carry South Carolina past Louisville 72-59 in the semifinals on Friday night.
Butler fires LaVall Jordan after 2nd straight losing seasonApril 1, 2022 GMT
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Butler fired coach LaVall Jordan on Friday after two straight losing seasons and a second consecutive finish near the bottom of the Big East Conference.
The Bulldogs were 14-19 this season and tied for ninth in the Big East at 6-14.
Durham hits clutch 3 to send No. 11 Providence past ButlerMarch 10, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Al Durham has made plenty of big shots for Providence this season — at the foul line. He was about the last guy anyone would expect to sink a critical 3-pointer.
That's just how this charmed season has played out for the 11th-ranked Friars.
Butler holds on for 89-82 win over Xavier in OT in Big EastMarch 10, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Simas Lukosius hit a jumper on the first possession in overtime to give ninth-seeded Butler a lead it would not relinquish en route to an 89-82 win over eighth-seeded Xavier in the first round of the Big East Conference tournament on Wednesday.
Butler, Knight lift Southern Utah past Weber St. 80-70March 6, 2022 GMT
OGDEN, Utah (AP) — Harrison Butler and John Knight III scored 17 points apiece as Southern Utah topped Weber State 80-70 on Saturday night. Aanen Moody added 16 points for the Thunderbirds.
Jason Spurgin had 11 points for Southern Utah (20-10, 14-6 Big Sky Conference).
No. 11 Villanova cruises by Butler in regular-season finaleMarch 5, 2022 GMT
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Justin Moore and No. 11 Villanova got defensive in their tune-up for the Big East Tournament.
Moore scored 16 points, Jermaine Samuels added 15 and the Wildcats broke away early to beat Butler 78-59 Saturday in their regular-season finale.
Morsell scores 16 to lift Marquette over Butler 64-56February 26, 2022 GMT
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Darryl Morsell posted 16 points as Marquette won its seventh straight home game, defeating Butler 64-56 on Saturday.
Justin Lewis had 11 points and seven rebounds for Marquette (18-10, 10-7 Big East Conference).
Yetna carries Seton Hall past Butler 66-60February 24, 2022 GMT
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Alexis Yetna had 10 points and 10 rebounds to lift Seton Hall to a 66-60 win over Butler on Wednesday night.
Jared Rhoden had 17 points for Seton Hall (17-9, 8-8 Big East Conference), which earned its fourth consecutive home victory.
No. 8 Providence rallies from 19 down, beats Butler in OTFebruary 20, 2022 GMT
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Ed Cooley found himself settling in and settling down as No. 8 Providence steadily cut into Butler’s lead Sunday.
The Providence coach believed his tested, talented roster would eventually respond to the challenge of erasing a 19-point, second-half deficit.
Champagnie scores 31 to carry St. John’s past Butler 91-57February 19, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Julian Champagnie had 31 points as St. John's easily defeated Butler 91-57 on Friday night.
Aaron Wheeler had 16 points for St. John's (15-11, 7-8 Big East Conference). Posh Alexander added 13 points and 10 assists.
Last-second 3-pointer carries Butler past DePaulFebruary 16, 2022 GMT
CHICAGO (AP) — Simas Lukosius hit a 3-pointer with six seconds remaining to give Butler the lead en route to a 73-71 win over DePaul on Tuesday night.
No. 21 USC gives crosstown rival No. 12 UCLA 4th Pac-12 lossFebruary 13, 2022 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Drew Peterson had his first double-double of the season with a career-high 27 points and 12 rebounds, leading No. 21 Southern California to a 67-64 win over No. 12 UCLA on Saturday night.
Butler bites back with 3s to beat No. 18 Marquette, 85-79February 13, 2022 GMT
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Butler Bulldogs were tired of falling short.
So on Saturday, they aggressively took control, stood up to the challenges and finally found a way to bite back.
Bryce Golden scored a career-high 22 points, Bo Hodges posted a double-double and Aaron Thompson broke the school's career-assist record as the Bulldogs held off No.
Freemantle has 23 points, No. 21 Xavier beats Butler 68-66February 3, 2022 GMT
CINCINNATI (AP) — Zach Freemantle scored 23 points and No. 21 Xavier overcame a miserable 3-point shooting night to beat Butler 68-66 on Wednesday night.
Xavier (16-5, 6-4 Big East) matched its season low in 3-pointers, going just 3 for 17.
Watson’s 18 points help No. 21 Providence past Butler 69-62January 23, 2022 GMT
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Providence is still working its way back into shape following a 12-day hiatus as becoming the latest team stricken with a COVID-19 outbreak within its program.
The 21st-ranked Friars found just enough energy on Sunday against Butler to remain atop the Big East standings.
Big night for Phinisee leads Indiana past No. 4 PurdueJanuary 21, 2022 GMT
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Rob Phinisee scored a season-high 17 points in the first half and then made the decisive 3-pointer with 16.5 seconds left to send Indiana past No. 4 Purdue 68-65 on Thursday night.
Martin scores 27, No. 25 UConn tops Butler again, 75-56January 21, 2022 GMT
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — UConn coach Dan Hurley had been waiting to see Tyrese Martin catch fire.
Martin scored 25 of his career-high 27 points in the second half, and No. 25 UConn beat Butler for the second time this week, 75-56 on Thursday night.
Butler’s block seals Florida State’s OT win over No. 6 DukeJanuary 19, 2022 GMT
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida State let a late lead evaporate in regulation. Given another chance in overtime, the Seminoles got it done against No. 6 Duke.
RayQuan Evans made a pair of free throws with 12 seconds left in overtime, John Butler blocked Wendell Moore Jr.’s driving attempt in the lane with 2 seconds remaining, and Florida State stunned Duke 79-78 on Tuesday night.
Butler’s block in OT gives FSU 79-78 win over No. 6 DukeJanuary 19, 2022 GMT
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — RayQuan Evans made a pair of free throws with 12 seconds left in overtime, John Butler blocked Wendell Moore Jr.‘s driving attempt in the lane with 2 seconds remaining, and Florida State stunned No.
No. 25 UConn beats Butler 76-59 in first of home-and-homeJanuary 19, 2022 GMT
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — UConn coach Dan Hurley thought Adama Sanogo had an off night.
The 6-foot-9 sophomore scored 13 points and grabbed 15 rebounds on Tuesday in the No. 25 Huskies' 76-59 win over Butler, the first of two games this week between the programs.
No. 14 Villanova wins 6th in a row, routs Butler 82-42January 16, 2022 GMT
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Collin Gillespie hit five 3-pointers and scored 17 points, and Justin Moore scored 15 points to lead No. 14 Villanova to its sixth straight win, 82-42 over Butler on Sunday.
The Wildcats (13-4, 6-1 Big East) are rolling again since dropping their conference opener and never let Butler get comfortable at the Wells Fargo Center.
No. 14 Villanova hits 12 3s in 82-42 romp over ButlerJanuary 16, 2022 GMT
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jay Wright heard hollering from the Villanova fans who lingered at a bar near his postgame news conference and the Hall of Fame coach needed a score update.
It was bad news for Wright — the Philadelphia Eagles were losing a playoff game.
Georgetown basketball coach Ewing to miss game vs. ButlerJanuary 13, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Georgetown basketball coach Patrick Ewing will miss the Hoyas' game against visiting Butler because of what his team said Wednesday were D.C. Department of Health guidelines.
The news release announcing the former Georgetown and NBA star's absence Thursday did not offer any other details or explanation.
Kunkel scores 25 in No. 22 Xavier’s 87-72 win over ButlerJanuary 8, 2022 GMT
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Adam Kunkel realized pretty early in Friday night's game against Butler it could be a good night for him.
“... (T)hey weren't guarding be too close, there were no high hands in my face,” the Xavier guard said.
Rhoden, Yetna lead No. 24 Seton Hall past Butler 71-56January 5, 2022 GMT
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Jared Rhoden scored 17 points, Alexis Yetna had 14 points and 10 rebounds, and No. 24 Seton Hall beat Butler 71-56 on Tuesday night.
Bryce Aiken added 12 points and seven assists for the Pirates (10-3, 1-2 Big East), who avoided their first 0-3 start in league play since 2009-10.
No. 5 Gonzaga uses 3s to beat No. 25 Texas Tech’s defenseDecember 19, 2021 GMT
PHOENIX (AP) — Andrew Nembhard scored 16 points, Rasir Bolton added 15 and No. 5 Gonzaga outlasted No. 25 Texas Tech 69-55 in the Colangelo Classic on Saturday.
The Bulldogs (9-2) withstood Texas Tech’s defensive pressure most of the afternoon in the desert, limiting turnovers while working the ball around for open looks.
No. 3 Purdue uses size to overpower Butler in 77-48 routDecember 18, 2021 GMT
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Zach Edey and Trevion Williams swapped roles for No. 3 Purdue on Saturday.
If anything, it made the Boilermakers even more dangerous.
Edey came off the bench for the first time this season, posted a double-double in the first half, and his presence helped open up the Boilermakers' 3-pointers in a 77-48 rout over Butler at the Crossroads Classic.
Harris scores 26, Butler beats Oklahoma in overtime, 66-62December 8, 2021 GMT
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Chuck Harris buried a 3 to take the lead and Simas Lukosius grabbed a clutch defensive rebound and hit a pair of free throws with 12 seconds left to give Butler a 66-62 overtime win over Oklahoma in a Big East/Big 12 Battle Tuesday night.
Taylor’s 21 points sends Butler past DII Chaminade 84-51November 25, 2021 GMT
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Jayden Taylor scored 21 points on 6-for-9 shooting and Ty Groce scored 18 and missed just one of nine attempts and Butler beat Division II-level Chaminade 84-51 at the Maui Invitational on Wednesday night.
Texas A&M beats Butler 57-50 at Maui InvitationalNovember 23, 2021 GMT
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Quenton Jackson had 15 points and five steals, lifting Texas A&M to a 57-50 win over Butler Tuesday in the Maui Invitational.
The Aggies led by 12 at halftime and kept it near double digits most of the second half before Butler chipped it down to 52-48 with just over a minute left.
No. 2 UCLA beats Bellarmine at Empire ClassicNovember 23, 2021 GMT
NO. 1 GONZAGA 107, CENTRAL MICHIGAN 54
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Chet Holmgren scored 19 points and No. 1 Gonzaga breezed past Central Michigan 107-54 in the Empire Classic ahead of a Final Four rematch with No.
White helps No. 12 Houston knock off Butler 70-52 in VegasNovember 23, 2021 GMT
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Houston did not give Butler an inch in a dominating defensive first half, looking every bit like a team ready to make another deep NCAA Tournament run.
Playing with a big lead, the Cougars backed off a bit and needed time to rev it up again.